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Monday, December 1, 2008

A reminder for the Holidays

1 CORINTHIANS 13- CHRISTMAS VERSION

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside decorating to kiss the husband. Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens. Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way. Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.

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I've been asked if it is OK if y'all use this "reminder". First of all it's not mine, I am not the author & secondly, I agree w/ BJ's motto~~ please feel free to reprint absolutely anything on this humble blog that you might like....permission is NOT necessary....what is mine is yours~~ (you'll find it on her sidebar). I like that ...she's got class!

So help yourself to anything you'd like to use! And if you get a hankering to put my face on some hot bod...wellllllll, that's OK too! ;o)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cami, could I use this for devotions at our next Deacon's mtg?
Kathye

Cary said...

Well said! Could I please borrow this?

tardevil said...

Oh, that is wonderful. Do you mind if I copy it? I'd like my husband to read it.

salmagundi said...

Wonderful!! We mustn't forget the reason for celebrating Christmas. Sally

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Amen! It's all about sharing the love! I'll be sure to put in your order with my husband for a farm table! If he only had time to make dozens, all my blogging friends would be happy! Thanks for stopping by.

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

laurie said...

What a wonderful post! I loved it. Thank you so much for sharing. laurie

salmagundi said...

No one noticed those styrofoam plates - everything else was so beautiful and the food sounds wonderful! Sally