When Christmas Comes to Town

It’s our theme song this year.

Sang it loud to the firemen and even louder in their carseats.

And then as a quartet at Papa and Gigi’s.

IMG_2435And by the light of the Christmas tree.

IMG_2401Where we all sat piled together, hot cocoa and cupcakes within arms length, to watch our very favorite, The Polar Express.

La la la…la…la

La la la…la…laaaaa

This season, when Christmas comes to town, it falls right in the middle of the astronomical phenomenon, Winter solstice.  Where we in this northern hemisphere have our shortest day and longest night.  A mere 9 hours and some odd minutes of golden sun.  And that can depress anybody!

Except when you’re wrapped tight in the wonders of His love.  When joy takes you captive and you’re so dazzled by the Son, you don’t miss the sun.  It makes an early descent, reaching its lowest maximum elevation, and we light up the sky with our Christmas trees and twinkling glows.  We don’t mind the dark.

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12 

And in the darkest hours of the year, we wait in anticipation for the coming of the Light.  The Light of the world. He came!  And He lights my home.

Sharing the joys of Christmas with you~

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And on.  And on.

Happy New Year to you, friends. May the Light of the world light up your life in 2014.



  1. cherie linton says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Kristen!!!

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