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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas is coming! Only 24 more days!

I LOVE Christmas! It is my favorite time of year. I already have Christmas music on in my car and we will be decking our halls this weekend! I love the traditions that we have, the joy that it brings to our family and the true meaning of Christmas, the hope and love that Jesus Christ brought to the earth.
I read the December visiting teaching message today and was touched by the lovely words of our church leaders about being disciples of Christ. I really loved this quote by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

“Disciples of Christ throughout all ages of the world have been distinguished by their compassion. … In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers."

I look forward to the blessings of service this Christmas season and look forward to rediscovering the true purpose of the season!

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