Sunday December 23rd 2018

“Here is to December. A month of:
Celebrating how far we have come.
Reflecting on all we have learned this year.
Knowing we are not alone
if we are grieving or hurting this season.
Remembering that even if there are 100 things to do,
we are not wrong for needing time for rest and regroup.
Being grateful for things both great and small.
Believing that some of the best gifts
we can give are time, empathy and love.”
~ Morgan Harper Nichols

Sunday December 25th 2016

“This Christmas,
mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a letter. Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy. Apologize.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else. Be kind.
Be gentle. Laugh a little more.
Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty
and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love and
then speak it again.”

~ Howard W Hunter more

Friday December 25th 2015

“May your light rest in our hearts,
And remind us that you are the eternal star.”

“Let us dream of a world without any more violence –
A world of justice and hope.
Let us each give a hand to our neighbor…
As a symbol of peace and brotherhood.”

“Give us strength.
Fill us with love that we might love and be loved.
Let this be our prayer.”

~ Carol Bayer Sager and David Foster