From the Heart: December 2017

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!”

And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore, then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. “Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more. Dr. Suess got it right in his classic tale of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Christmas doesn’t come from a store and it sure means a whole lot more!

Hidden beneath all the commercialism, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. One of my favorite traditions is attending a candlelight Christmas Eve service at Sunrise UMC with my family. I’m blessed to have an amazing church family. If you don’t have a home church or you’re looking for a Christmas program to attend, check out the Christmas Program Directory on pages 77–79. It’s a wonderful way to get introduced to one of the many places of worship in our community.

Reynolda House celebrates their 100th anniversary this holiday season.   They have an amazing line-up planned with their Centennial Christmas events. If you’ve never been to Reynolda House, you should definitely make plans to go! It’s a treat not to miss! As evidenced by our extra calendar pages, there is no shortage of events to help make your holidays merry and bright this season! Tree lightings, concerts and parades, oh my!

Happy 16th birthday to my niece, Maggie Wood. How did you grow up so fast? I hope this is an amazing birthday for you!

Merry Christmas to all!