Let’s Pretend Our Own Christmas Story

Some of the comments on this led to a lot of learning about ministry to the homeless. Still feel God is calling me to some sort of connection to this ministry, but it’s pretty limited now with Julian so sick.

Laughter: Carbonated Grace

Let’s pretend Jesus knocked on your door Christmas day to join you for his birthday celebration.
Can you picture him standing there when you open the door? Can you feel your dawning recognition and surprise. Can you sense your moment of doubt, then feel it washed away by sheer joy? Do his eyes have laughter lines as he smiles with just a hint of fun at surprising you. Does his simple kindness surround you like a comforter?
Picture you inviting him in, stammering as you start to reach out to shake his hand, only to be embraced in a warm hug that brings tears of happiness and wonder to your eyes.
Let’s imagine how he might like to celebrate his birthday with you. Do you think he’d be happy if you asked him to sit down, then hurried to get the best lotion in the house to gently rub his…

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of five. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, Was married for 60 years to an Architect in Middle Tennessee.

Posted on December 18, 2017, in Children's Story, Christmas, Christmas Stories, Forgiveness, Jesus, Love, spiritual growth and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have had an off year with good works outside the family circle, but for everything there is a season, so the time will come when I can devote myself to good works elsewhere. Christmas will be a very quiet affair here with no family present. I am looking forward to the solitude. May your Christmas be blessed. How is Raphael?


    • I get photos of Raphael and he is adorable, but very little information. I try not to intrude on what and how
      they are dealing with any problems. He is home and doesn’t cry much, which is not necessarily good. But he eats well and seems to be growing
      normally. And yes, for everything there is a season. We are headed to the Doctor again….more cellulitis and very high blood pressure.
      Breathing difficulties increasing and strength decreasing. But he played some card games and listened at great length to a teen-aged
      granddaughter at our family Christmas gathering this past weekend. (And ate everything he wasn’t supposed to be eating!!) And I aided and abetted him in enjoying every bite. 🙂 I too am looking forward to a quiet Christmas day with time to contemplate its meaning. Asking blessings large and small for you during these Holy days.


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