To a Friend, Your Heart

Renee Ann Smith —  December 15, 2013 — 10 Comments
Christmas gift suggestions 2aChristmas Gift Suggestions
by Oren Arnold

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

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Christmas chances 2a

When Chances Come Again
by Willo Lou Davis

If you had been a lowly shepherd who heard the angels sing,
Would you have left your sheep alone to find the baby King?
If you had been the innkeeper, pressed & hurried since the dawn,
Would you have done the best you could? Or told them to move on?

If you had been a wise man, due respect & courtly graces,
Would you have left it all behind to search in unknown places?
We cannot know what we’d have done if we had been there then.
We only know what we do now

When chances come again.

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Photo backstory: This week I’m sharing some of my most favorite Christmas poems & quotes with you, my lovely bloggy friends! I wish we could meet to chat over a cup of coffee & something decadently chocolate. But this will have to do! Wishing you all the blessings of the season!

As always, feel free to download & share :)

**P. S. Today I’m featured at Stuff & Nonsense blog, sharing a special Christmas memory. Hop on over if you have time!

This week I might be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Sharing His Beauty, Miscellany Monday, Monday Musings, Hear It on Sunday, Unite @Rich Faith Rising, Modest Mondays, Teach Me Tuesdays, Titus 2 Tuesdays, Teaching What Is Good, What I Learned This Week, Heart and Home, Titus 2sday Link-up, Raising Homemakers, Deep Roots at Home, Mommy Snippets WW, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, Winsome Wednesday, Wise Woman Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, In Him We Live, Juana Mikels Wednesday Link-up, Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party, Thursday Favorite Things, Thriving Thursday, Hearts for Home, Thoughtful Thursday, Cozy Book Hop, Tell His Story, Thought Provoking Thursday, Raising Mighty Arrows, Share the Joy Thursday, Time Travel Thursday, Thrive @Home Link Up, Grace at Home, Faithful Friday Blog Hop, Faith-filled Friday, Fellowship Friday, Friendship Friday, Freedom Friday, Womanhood w/ Purpose Friday Link Up, Essential Friday Link-up, Sunday Collective, and Heart Reflected.

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!

10 responses to To a Friend, Your Heart

  1. How creative are those gift suggestions? Actually, a good reminder as I venture out today. Nice visiting from Michelle’s link up.

  2. Love both quotes. So very true. May we find ourselves taking those gift suggestions seriously. May you have a most blessed Christmas!

  3. I think I need to post that first set of tips on the back of my door, so I can see it as I walk out first thing every morning. Thanks, Renee. And thank you, too, for linking up with #HearItUseIt – I am so grateful for your participation there. Christmas blessings to you and your loved ones, friend.

  4. What a beautiful way for me to start my day…reading your inspiration here is a positive way to greet the crowds as I finish up my stocking stuffers. :)
    Here from Thurs. Favorites.

  5. This is Jesus’ heart. Yes, Lord!

  6. Oh I loved the Christmas Gift suggestions. May we all give out these gifts this Christmas and always. Visiting from Lyli’s today.
    Merry Christmas,
    Beth

  7. Renee, I love your graphics, and it’s always so fun visiting your blog. I would be happy to find any of those gifts under my tree this year. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Thanks for linking up at Thought-Provoking Thursday today. :)

  8. Fabulous reminders here, Renee.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  9. beautiful. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

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