Merry Christmas: Happy Holidays

Like many bloggers, I am taking time off for the holiday. I am not going to have a special post scheduled for you as I don't want too contribute to a blown up bloglovin feed upon the arrival of next week. 
I am wishing you all the Merriest Christmas!
Enjoy the time with family and special memories made. 

A Prayer for Christmas Morning
By: Robert Louis Stevenson

The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and
crowns another year with peace and good will.
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherd, and the worship of the wise men. 
Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world?
Let the kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. 
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ 
brings, and tech us to be merry with clean hearts. 
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be
thy children,
And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for 
Jesus? sake.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of Your love.
May I be a shining
example of that love to others.