My Christmas daybook for these 12 days of celebrating. Join me, won't you?
Luke 2:1-7, 8-20: While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
all readings for the day: Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (source)
(Also, feel free to listen with me to my ever-evolving Christmastide playlist . If you're looking for sappy, even sometimes cheesy, but fun Christmas music try my Christmas Eve (for my Momma) playlist. )
Carl Larsson, 1894
"In an innocent way, be merry today, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year." (Yorkshire Merry Christmas, Kate Rusby)
In case you missed it, here's a helpful post I wrote a couple of years ago: 12 ways to savor the 12 days of Christmas.
(see all Christmas daybook posts from 2014 here)