Sunday, December 20, 2009

Quotes and a Verse for Christmas

Quotes and a Verse for Christmas

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall
conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel."
- Isaiah 7:14

"This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving,
not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew
the wondrous gift, the Christ."
- Frank McKibben

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit,
become a child again at Christmas-time."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning
and not be a child."
- Erma Bombeck

"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us,
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may
weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting,
or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance -
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved."
- Augusta E. Rundel

"Christmas is the day that holds all time together."
- Alexander Smith

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing others' burdens,
easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with
generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."
- W. C. Jones

"It comes every year and will go on forever.
And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs.
Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders,
like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart."
- Marjorie Holmes

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world
in a conspiracy of love!"
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:
the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."
- Burton Hillis

"I will honor Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
- Charles Dickens

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling
and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
- Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)


  1. I like the secret places of Mary's heart. The secret places of evceryone's heart is where the real silent things resonate.


  2. Blessed is Valerie who warm the hearts of so many...


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