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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus!


Some "Christmas Facts":
Christmas started out as a pagan holiday.
Jesus was not born in a cold December.  Some believe it was in the spring while others believe it was closer to fall.
The wise men did not visit the baby right after he was born. 
The shepherds were first to visit Him.



My love language is gift giving (and receiving).  I used to think I was a selfish person because of that but now know it's the way I feel and show love and there's nothing wrong with that.  This year we decided that we would give our children their gifts the 24th of December.  On the 25th (the day we set aside to celebrate Christ's birth), we would have a full birthday party for Jesus.  Today we'll be having cake, games, reading the true birth of our Lord, etc...  The kids can't wait and neither can I.  May the love of our Lord fill your heart today and always! 

To find out more facts about the the birth of Christ, visit this site.   You can also take a quiz to see how well you know the story of Jesus and his birth.  That can be found here.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

What a great idea, Mandi! I hope you have a blessed day!

cheshirelizzy said...

I never knew your "love language" was receiving gifts! How could I have missed that!
I am sorry for not showing love to you more practically and often. I am going to try and make it up to you as soon as I can. Wow! I can't believe that I missed this all these years! It's funny how we can assume that others' love language is the same as our own. Mine is "quality time", which it seems most people don't understand, either (not that it is that important, anyway, for me now-- people get busy).

I like your idea of celebrating the gift-giving part on the 24th.
I am curious how you feel about it being a pagan holiday, originally, and why you, personally, like to celebrate it. I am just curious -- as there are many of my friends who have different reasons, as Christians, to celebrate or not celebrate it.