Arlene Smith opens a picture album from her high school days and remembers a certain Christmas. That season hadn’t started out so great, but it had to be the most memorable Christmas since the beginning of time. Or at least the beginning of her time. And really? It had seemed like the end, but it had been just the beginning.
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On a typical drive home from work, Jim Mullens stops at a store to pick up a couple of items. A young teen mother with a baby stops him and asks if he would give her enough to buy milk for the infant. His heart goes out to this too-young mother. She looks to be about his daughter Jillian’s age, but she’s as pale as a newly bleached sheet,…
Christmas is maybe the holiday season with the most memories attached to it for many people. The folks in Sweetland are no exception. Memories seep through the sands of time and color their lives with reflections of past scenes, both beautiful and blue. The stories will fit into your heart like comfortable slippers on a cool day.
Anne Baxter Campbell’s happiest and sometimes saddest memories are those holidays celebrated with her family and friends. Her beloved dad died on Christmas Day, but she is certain her father waited on purpose until after his grandchildren would have opened their gifts and celebrated the joys of Christmas morning. She’s equally certain he’d be disappointed in family members who allowed the sadness to overwhelm the delights of the holiday.
The Lord has so much to give us at Christmastime. Come, taste and see that God is good!