Christmas Memories

Renee Ann Smith —  December 11, 2014 — 6 Comments

Renee Ann Smith Christmas House

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather & dance. Each beautiful, unique & too soon gone. ~Deborah Whipp~

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The Christmases I can remember were far from perfect.

My early Christmases were filled with wonder. But my teen years found me bored with Christmas—and life in general.

In recent years, it seems that almost as many Christmas seasons as were characterized by bubbly, effervescent  joy, were the ones made poignant by deep grief.

Yet this remains true: My Heavenly Father sent me a Savior before I even knew I needed one.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Love Was When
by Don Wyrtzen & John Walvoord

Love was when God became a Man,
Locked in time and space, without rank or place;
Love was God born of Jewish kin;
Just a carpenter with some fishermen.

Love was when Jesus walked in history,
Lovingly He brought a new life that’s free,
Love was God nailed to bleed and die
To reach and love one such as I.

Love was when God became a Man,
Down where I could see Love that reached to me;
Love was God dying for my sin
And so trapped was I my whole world caved in.

Love was when Jesus met me, now it’s real;
Lovingly He came, I can feel He’s real!
Love was God, only He would try
To reach and love one such as I.

I’ll be posting Christmas quotes & Scriptures every day this week, so I hope to “see” you again soon.

You can find my other Christmas/Winter graphics here . . .

The Rising Light

The Gift of YES

The Gifts We All Can Give

His Radiance

Swift & Sure

Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!

***Photo Backstory: I made this graphic from an iPhone pic of my house now that it has its Christmas on! Of course, PicMonkey, is my editing tool of choice. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share.

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This week I might be linking up with  Motivation Monday, Playdates with God, The Art of Homemaking Monday, Mix It Up Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Sharing His Beauty, Mommmy Monday Blog Hop,Monday Musings,Modest Mondays, Make Your Home Sing Monday, Unforced Rhythms, Salt & LightBusy Monday, Tell Me a True Story, Turn It Up Tuesday,Titus 2 Tuesdays,What I Learned This Week, Titus 2sday Link-up, Testimony Tuesday, Raising Homemakers, Woman to Woman, A Little R&R, Wake Up Wednesday, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, Winsome Wednesday, Wise Woman Wednesday, Three Word Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Whimsical Wednesday, Capture Your Journey Wednesday, Pin Worthy Wednesday, Coffee for Your Heart, Juana Mikels Wednesday Link-up, Mom’s Morning Coffee, Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party, Thursday Favorite Things, Thriving Thursday, Hearts for Home, Booknificent Thursday, Tell His Story, Thought Provoking Thursday, From House to Home Link Party, Share the Joy Thursday, Grace at Home, Little Things Thursday, Christian Fellowship Friday, Faith-filled Friday Faith & Fellowship Friday,Friendship Friday, Equipping Godly Women, Freedom Friday, Photo Friday, Essential Friday Link-up, Friday Finds, Coffee Date @Dearest Love, Friday Features Link Party, Fridays Unfolded, Everyday Jesus, On Your Heart, Heart Filled Friday, Light Friday Hit List, Anything Goes, Paula’s No Rules Weekend Hop, Blessings Counters, Missional Weekend Link Up, Saturday Sharefest, Saturday Soiree, Saturday Situation, Recommendation Saturday, Still Saturday, Social Media Saturday, Weekend No Rules Blog Hop, Fresh-brewed Sundays, Sunday Stillness, What I Learned This Month, and The Sunday Community.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

6 responses to Christmas Memories

  1. What a beautiful photo of your house, Renee! I’m thinking about your quote with the photo–I think at my age I realize more how precious those memories are, though “gone too soon.” They’re like real flowers, precious because they’re real, though fleeting.

  2. Our hope in Christ is what anchors our Christmas celebrations because yes, some are happy and some filled with sadness.

  3. I love that you are doing this daily. Your graphics are the best. Blessings for sharing the thoughts today. #heisthegift

  4. Well put/said.

    You have a lovely home. I know I’ve said it before, but it strikes me every time.

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