Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Apache Junction, AZ

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A Christmas message from Bishop Gary E. Stevenson:

This Christmas, as the spirit of the season permeates our hearts, let us do something that expresses our feelings in an outward way, showing that we understand that the babe born in Bethlehem is the real Redeemer. President Howard W. Hunter gave some practical advice that helps us do that:

“This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude.  Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.”

My mother made this Nativity set for me at least 35 years ago. It is one of my most treasured possessions.

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Merry Christmas and may your heart be filled with love and peace.

The Dixon’s – Jim, Sandie, Scooter, and Skittlez

27 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to the Dixons from the Krecklows!! I hope Scooter is getting better. Wonderful post!

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  2. We hope you and Jim have a wonderful Christmas.

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  3. A nice message for Christmas, and every day. Merry Christmas!

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  4. What a better world it would be if we all applied that message to our own personal lives. Merry Christmas

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  5. Wishes from me to you for a peaceful Christmas.

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  6. Merry Christmas to the four of you.

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  7. Merry Christmas! Hope to meet up with you in February.

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  8. Enjoy a blessed Christmas, Jim and Sandie!

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  9. Such a beautiful post Sandie! Wishing you and Jim all the best at this special time of year.

    Sharon

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  10. Merry Christmas, Jim, Sandie, Scooter and Skittlez

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  11. Wishing you both a merry, joyous and blessed Christmas day! Love to you both.

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  12. Great advice y'all. Merry Christmas.

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  13. Merry Christmas and also to the pups

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  14. What lovely advice. I'm working on it.

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  15. Hope you and Jim had a very nice Christmas.

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  16. Hi Jim and Sandie
    Susie's mom passed away last week. We had to make a mad dash back to Connecticut for the funeral. Will be back in Tempe, AZ at the Tempe Travel Trailer Villa Tuesday. Hope to see you soon.

    Dave and Susie

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  17. I hope y'all had a great Christmas and that 2015 is the best year yet for you and your family.

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  18. A little late in writing, Sandie, but hope you had the best Christmas and wish you and Jim great joy, wonderful health, and peace of mind in the new year.

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Thanks for visiting today. I look forward to reading your comments. Have a beautiful day.