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Megans Cookin: Trim The Tree Thursday

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Trim The Tree Thursday


If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family,
I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family,
it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ,
I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.

~Auther Unknown~

Merry Christmas!

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Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

How lovely! It looks so festive!

December 4, 2008 at 3:55 AM  
Blogger JudyBug said...

Beautiful pics and words!

December 4, 2008 at 4:43 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

How sweet! Your decorations are beautiful.

December 4, 2008 at 5:06 AM  
Blogger April said...

Megan, you made me cry this morning! Very sweet, and lovely pics!!

December 4, 2008 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I recently posted the 1 CORINTHIANS 13- CHRISTMAS VERSION too but I didn't do it w/ a photo essay. Show me up!!! ;o)

I was instantly charmed by your "wood stove"'s wonderful!

I'm also stealing your idea of putting the caramel in the molds, that's in a previous post...very clever!

December 4, 2008 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger cinnamongirl93 said...

Hi! Merry Christmas. I came over from The Southern Hostess.
Very well said! I agree! I loved your post today.

December 4, 2008 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

OK! So your saying that it isn't all about the make work and stuff?!

Thank you for the cause to pause. That was very well put!


December 4, 2008 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger brettinsky said...

Great comments! It is so true though-we have to remember to stop and love on another!

Merry Christmas!

December 4, 2008 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was really inspiring Megan....


December 4, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

This is a beautiful post!

December 4, 2008 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Your kitchen looks so cute, Megan!
Merry Christmas...Kathy

December 4, 2008 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I love this so much! Thank you for posting it! I am going to remember this post when I start to feel harried.

December 4, 2008 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hee, hee! Great use of the Love chapter! I enjoyed it and am happy for the reminder to not forget the people in my life...

December 4, 2008 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Beautifully said! Thank you for highlighting what is truly important this Christmas season. Your post made my day. It inspired me!

December 4, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Oh Meg, I think I love you. You stated exactly what's in my heart. Thank you sweetie for sharing your sentiments.

December 4, 2008 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Gloria Chadwick said...

Very beautiful post--straight from your heart. Thanks for sharing. :)

December 4, 2008 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Terri Steffes said...

I love this post!

December 4, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great take on that scripture. It brings it home.
Love the pictures.

December 4, 2008 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

You and your Christmas version of 1 Corinthians 13 are adorable! I love it and I think all the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 should stand up and take notice! :)

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and concern.. I did have a little of the bloggers blues after all that Thanksgiving food and picture taking.. But I love the CHRISTmas season and look forward to celebrating! Ciao and hugs to you! :)

December 4, 2008 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Ellis said...

What a wonderful reminder!The decorating & other activities are fun...but not to be done at the expense of forgetting to love others!

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment!

December 5, 2008 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger Ivy said...

Awesome Word!
Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

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