The cheerfulness of the lights and greenery we use at Christmas time, really helps make the season special.
A bit of cheer in the master bedroom
Here is another view. I make this plaid scotty garland last year!
I delight in making 'spirits bright' at Christmas. I have had such an enjoyable time, ordering gifts, popping into shops, looking for things that have meaning for the people I love.
I sent a package or two, lots of family photo Christmas cards, I've baked dozens of cappuccino muffins, and brownies to give as gifts.
I know there are people who do not enjoy the holiday if they don't have children or grandchildren, but I think that we can create a lot of joy of the season for others if we will reach out and find someone who needs cheer.
Our world is in need of hope, and we know the ultimate source of hope - God's gift to the world - Jesus. Let's try to remember year round that people need to know about the hope that is within us.
I want my light to shine, not just at Christmas time, but all year. I want to put action behind my words, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.
You can go here to see a short film called The Shepherd. Vidangel.com is producing a multi-season series based on the life of Christ called The Chosen. This episode shows the despair of one life - one who longed to know God, and how he was rejected because of his position in life. It shows how that was all changed due to the birth of Christ.