Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Stranger

The Stranger
At Christmas time there was a man, who looked so out of place,
as people rushed about him, at a hurried sort of pace.
He stared at all the Christmas lights, the tinsel everywhere,
the shopping center Santa Claus, while children gathered near.
The Mall was packed with shoppers, who were going to and fro,
some with smiles and some with frowns, and some too tired to go.
They rested on the benches, or hurried on their way,
to fight the crowd for purchases, to carry home that day.
The music from the stereo, was playing loud and clear,
of Santa Claus and snow men, and a funny-nosed reindeer.
He heard the people talk about the good times on the way,
of parties, fun and food galore, and gifts exchanged that day.
"I'd like to know what's going on." The man was heard to say.
"There seems to be some sort of celebration on the way."
"And would you tell me who this is, all dressed in red and white?
And why are children asking him, about a special night?"
The answer came in disbelief, "I can't believe my ear!
I can't believe you do not know, that Christmas time is here--"
"The time when Santa comes around with gifts for all girls and boys.
When they're asleep on Christmas Eve he leaves them books and toys."
"The man you see in red and white is Santa Claus, so sly.
The children love his joyful laugh and twinkle in his eye."
"His gift-packed sleigh is pulled along by very small reindeer,
as he flies quickly through the air, while darting here and there."
"The children learn of Santa Claus while they are still quite small.
When Christmas comes, he's the most important one of all!"
The stranger hung his head in shame, he closed a nail-pierced hand.
His body shook in disbelief; he did not understand.
A shadow crossed his stricken face,
his voice was low,
but clear,
"After all these years, they still don't know,"
...And JESUS shed a tear.

~ I love this story! It is one of my all time favorites!!!  We should all try to remember this Christmas what it is turly about! I think we'd all feel the true meaning of it with out all the gifts and parties, because that isnt what Christmas was made to be about. It was made to be a specail day to remember our Savior Jesus Christ and His birth.
What will you give the Savior this year?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gingerbread houses!

Tonight for FHE in my singles ward we made Gingerbread houses! It was so fun! Some people got really creative with theirs! Heres mine its nothing too spectacular, but I had fun making it! Thanks to Sister Wortley and all the work she went to to make us homemade gingerbread houses! She made 50 of this and it took her 25+ hours! She always goes to such a great effort to make things extra special when ever she is in charge of something and I dont think we let her know how truly appreciated she is!
Here is a pic of my house!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

So I decided to see how posting from my phone works! Hopefully this turns out okay! I dont have any pictures to go with this one! sorry! :( But I figured Id say a little something about my weekend! It was a blast! I love my friends!! They seriously are the best and so so funny! Fri night after I got of work I went to my friend Ashlee's house, we had a quick relief society presidency meeting and dinner then a few other friends came over and we played games and just hung out. I have never laughed so hard playing Catch Phrase as I did friday night! Then on sat I had a few people over to watch Elf! I love that movie! While putting the movie in tho i left my phone on the couch, one of my friends took it and sent out a mass text that said Love ya to 25 random guys in my phone, INCLUDING my boss! All I have to say is Anthony, you'd better watch your back I will get even! :) Then tonight was the 1st presidency devotional!!! It was so good! I loved all 3 talks! Especially Pres. Uchdorfs! Thats about it for tonight! Hopefully this turns out okay from my phone!!!