December 6, 2014

Quotable


Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
What is Christmas?  It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~Agnes M. Pahro
When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. ~Charles Dickens
It's Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W. E. Ellis
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope. ~Joseph Ratzinger
Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. ~G.K. Chesterton
God gives God. That is the gift God always ultimately gives. Because nothing is greater and we have no greater need, God gives God. God gives God, and we only need to slow long enough to unwrap the greatest Gift with our time: time in His Word, time in His presence, time at His feet. ~Ann Voskamp

3 comments :

  1. Ooh, these are wonderful. The Dickens' quote is already a favorite of mine...I think I will now have to add the Laura Ingalls Wilder one also. :)

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  2. Wonderful! I especially am drawn to the Chesterton quote.

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