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Decorating Memories


Written by Ruth Grendell from The Village Church.

About a week before Christmas each year, the ornaments are hung in their appropriate places on the living room tree. Many of them are those I have gathered from my health care mission trips to other countries.  Each one is associated with special memories that I can reflect upon during the holiday season.  In addition, there are a few of my mother’s vintage round glass globes. (Unfortunately, sometimes, I find a broken one, although it had been wrapped carefully in its box.)  I am very sad; however, the memory is not lost!     The smaller “stocking tree” in the family room is decorated with small ornaments and needle-point stockings including The Twelve Days of Christmas ones that are “almost finished!  A project to complete next year that could yield additional opportunities to reflect on future Christmas activities!   However, the most important beautiful ornaments on the cabinet shelf are the porcelain Nativity Figurines that Bob and I purchased several years ago. What a wonderful display to reflect each day on the true meaning of Christmas! These will be the first and the last ornaments that will be on display, until Epiphany as we anticipate the wonders of Advent. 


Isaiah 11:2

the spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding


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