Food for the Soul ~ Philippians 2:5-8

Thanks to "Icemaggedon', I've been stranded at home for the weekend. With all that time at home instead of fighting the crowds, my mind has drifted to the beauty of the season and the whys of Christmas. Why did Jesus humble himself to be born as a seemingly helpless baby in a human world only to die a criminal's death on a cross? The story of Christmas is a love story...not just the love between Mary and Joseph, a betrothed couple who bring a child into the cold, crowded world...too crowded for them to have a place to stay overnight. Christmas is the story of our Heavenly Father's great love for us... His redeeming love. You see, Jesus, was born to die for pay our ransom. What a gift! As we prepare our homes for the celebration of Christmas, I pray that we will also prepare our hearts by making room for Him. Turn down noise of the hustling and bustling, the "Santa Baby" songs and cravings for more stuff, and listen in solemn stillness.

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
From heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.


  1. Very nice! I too have been secluded into my home for the last couple of days. Anxiously awaiting temperatures above 32 degrees!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  2. Hi Nici,
    Thank you so much for this, it is so inspiring.
    Right now I could wish for the snow and the cold, I am sitting in Temps of 35 degrees centigrade and ripping wet, I would do anything to be cool.
    I am sorry to be a nuisance, but my blog stopped working and I had to delete it, and have put a new one up, and was wondering if you would be kind enough to follow me again.
    Thank you very much.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Love and best wishes.

  3. Beautiful post....Jesus is truly the reason and t h e w a y !
    Warm wishes and hugs on a cold day,


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