Forgive this belated post. I had it scheduled to post on Christmas day, but unfortunately, it did not for some unknown reason, and I didn't notice that it didn't post until today. But just because "Christmas" is celebrated on one day, the effects of the True Meaning of Christmas echoes through the rest of the year.
Christ the Savior is born!
To celebrate, I wanted to share this AMAZING story by one of my favorite authors, Shannon Dittemore, who wrote the fabulous Angel Eyes trilogy, will make you rethink the way you view that not-so-silent night of the very first Christmas when our Lord was born.
I present Pearl's First Christmas. Just tap the link to read this eye-opening story.
My roommate while I was in Ireland, Kenzi, has been writing this amazing string of short stories about one night after Christmas Eve service which is incredibly thought-provoking and encourages to really look at the people around you and wonder who they REALLY are.
A Christmas story you won't find on a Hallmark Card: Part 1
A Christmas story you won't find on a Hallmark Card: Part 2
A Christmas story you won't find on a Hallmark Card: Part 3
And on the Irish side of things. In the weeks before we left Ireland, they put up the lights in Dublin. Here is a picture of the Christmas lights on Grafton Street, which is one of the main pedestrian only shopping streets in Dublin.
In conclusion, one of my favorite quotes from C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia "The Last Battle."