Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Quotes

My friend Vicki Gaines shared the following notes and quotes on her blog, Light for the Writer's Soul, recently.  I pass them along to our Pilgrim Scribblings readers:

Such a busy season! Yet, we can be still and know . . . that He is God. Merry Christmas, dear friends. A few quotes to warm you this joyous season:
“The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love, the special warmth of Christmas worship, the cherished little habits of the home.” ~ Lois Rand
“Tradition gives us a sense of solidarity and roots, a knowing there are some things one can count on.” ~ Gloria Gaither  
“Some gifts are big, others are small. Gifts tied with heartstrings are the best gifts of all.” ~unknown
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving
“This is the great mystery of Christmas that continues to give us comfort and consolation: we are not alone on our journey. The God of love who gave us life sent us His only Son to be with us at all times and in all places.” ~ Henri Nouwen
“God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love…the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.” ~Wilda English
“Because of the tender mercy of our God…the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness…to guide our feet into the path of peace.” ~Luke 1:78-79   
"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” ~ 1 John 4:9