December 24, 2013

Listening for sleigh bells

Leo missed Polar Express Day at school when he was sick last week, so we decided to watch The Polar Express together as a family.John and I had seen it once before, but never with our children. I was surprised to find that I had tears in my eyes as
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Countdown to Christmas: Prayer for Christmas Eve

    Prayer for Christmas Eve   Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,that we may share in the song of the angels,the gladness of the shepherds,and worship of the wise men.Close the door of hateand open the door of love all over the world.Let kindness come with every gift and good
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Countdown to Christmas: It’s Christmas Eve: Waiting for baby, Christmas with two popes, Santa’s prayer poem, prayers for Christmas Eve, and more great Christmas music

  “Today you will know the Lord is coming, and in the morning you will see his glory.” — Invitatory to Morning Prayer, Christmas Eve------- Introduction: In the last Advent days leading up to Christmas, I will share some reflections, prayers, and music for you to enjoy during this very hectic holiday season. Our
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Away in our manger

Before our boys went to bed on Christmas Eve, they went to place Jesus in our two nativity scenes.Then they placed the Infant Jesus in the manger we have been preparing for Him throughout Advent.Leo and Daniel were clearly proud and happy to see that small felt figure lying on
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