Sunday, December 13, 2009

stillness

my favorite parts of Christmas all happen in stillness.


I do adore all the busyness that the holidays bring - the making, baking, visiting, gifting and so forth. But truly, my most favorite moments are those found in the still, quiet moments.


Moments when the only light is coming from some twinkling fairy lights.
When I am tired from all the fun and work, and yet I sit in the glow of the light and wonder at it all.


and the words from O Holy Night come to me. softly, sweetly, meaning so much more to me than I could have ever known as a child singing them in church...


It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth...


he appeared and the Soul felt its worth.


the thrill of hope , a weary world rejoices



for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.


sweet hymns of joy, in grateful chorus raise we.

noel.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for encouraging me to slow down.
    -Jill

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  2. I definitely do believe :)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    starrydeborah

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  4. That is one of my most favorite Christmas Carols. Such beautiful and meaningful words. Have a blessed week :)

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  5. I couldn't agree more! Such a lovely post. I just posted about my love for O Holy Night last night!

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  6. I love your vintage goodies and your post is so sweet. I too have taken it easy this year and want to enjoy "Christmas" not the hype and the presents. Just friends and family and important part of it the thankfulness and the remembering!
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  7. I totally dig the stillness as well as the busyness.

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  8. What a beautiful display. It's so calming and fits the mood that you are trying to set perfectly.

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  9. What a beautiful post/tribute to a beautiful Christmas carol. And I love how you illustrated it with photographs.Simply beautiful.

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  10. I agree with the posters above~Very fitting pictures!

    Merry Christmas To You :-)

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  11. How beautiful and encouraging!

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  12. I agree... I love the simple reminders of the peace that comes because of Jesus.. I am trying to not get caught up in the busyness and enjoy the "stillness" too.. Thank you for the post. Happy Holidays!

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  13. Thank you for this, and i agree...some of my favorite holiday moments are the quiet ones. Late night, lights still lit on the trees, music low, house warm and quiet, kids asleep...silent night, and all is well.

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  14. How beautiful .
    Great Post
    It's my first visit.
    Stop over,
    I need a following
    Merry Christ to you and all your loved ones
    Yvonne

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  15. beautiful!
    Nice to have found this blog this morning.
    thanks for sharing

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