Christmas Tradition

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There are so many different Christmas traditions from all around the world. Growing up, my father did all his shopping Christmas Eve and yet Christmas morning was always magical and full of anticipation and joy. Over the years, I have realized that the best Christmas tradition is being with the ones we love, for true joy comes from loving relationships. May your Christmas tradition be filled with love and joy.

Sincerely Sarah

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My daughter, Sarah, is the artist featured on all my BLOG posts. Her art inspires me and I believe she will inspire anyone with her heart and soul—she is sincerely sweet! Art seems to be undervalued in our society and taken for granted, but it can change our world to a more loving and peaceful place. Right now, she is offering Christmas specials on her artwork. Check her artwork out at sincerelysarahstudios.com

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Thanksgiving

971A6729-D0C0-4632-80C0-441FAC9708F6.jpeg“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4-5‬ ‭ESV

Thanksgiving
One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It is a time when we get together with friends and family just to celebrate our blessings. It seems to be less commercialized and there are no expectations of gifts. Most importantly, it reminds us to be thankful. I am so thankful to God for good health, wonderful family and friends, and His gift of Love.

S’more Love

F364B370-9F23-4259-A06A-5C9468EDDF90“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Our world truly needs more love, so that we all help each other to be the best we can be. Our struggles often stem from our self-centeredness—protecting ourselves at the expense of others.

Friends

216FFA2D-6D5C-4977-864A-21EA971EC39A“And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:39‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Friends
Often I hear people say they have lots of friends. Personally, I believe that true friends are rare. Sure, FaceBook friends and social friends may be abundant; but, how many will have your best interests in mind in all circumstances?? True friends will love you the way you are and be honest with you, even in difficult situations. Most importantly, true friends never take advantage of you for their personal benefit.

Flowers

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“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Flowers are truly an expression of the miracle of nature. In their short life, they bring Love into our mist. We often express love, peace, hope, kindness, comfort and joy with our gift of flowers.

Different flowers have meant different things to various cultures over time. For example, the lotus has spiritual significance to some Eastern religions. The rose often represents true love. Whatever the case, flowers can often help elicit very positive effects.