Thursday, December 18, 2014

"At Christmas" by Edgar Guest




A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season is here;
Then he’s thinking more of others than he’s thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.

When it’s Christmas man is bigger and is better in his part;
He is keener for the service that is prompted by the heart.
All the petty thoughts and narrow seem to vanish for awhile
And the true reward he’s seeking is the glory of a smile.
Then for others he is toiling and somehow it seems to me
That at Christmas he is almost what God wanted him to be.


If I had to paint a picture of a man I think I’d wait
Till he’d fought his selfish battles and had put aside his hate.
I’d not catch him at his labors when his thoughts are all of pelf,
On the long days and the dreary when he’s striving for himself.
I’d not take him when he’s sneering, when he’s scornful or depressed,
But I’d look for him at Christmas when he’s shining at his best.

Man is ever in a struggle and he’s oft misunderstood;
There are days the worst that’s in him is the master of the good,
But at Christmas kindness rules him and he puts himself aside
And his petty hates are vanquished and his heart is opened wide.
Oh, I don’t know how to say it, but somehow it seems to me
That at Christmas man is almost what God sent him here to be.





















 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wise Woman Linkup!


 

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We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, Christmas and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Ready to Keep Christmas




“Are you willing to stoop down and consider
the needs and desires of little children;

to remember the weaknesses and loneliness
of people who are growing old;

to stop asking how much your friends love you,
and to ask yourself if you love them enough;

to bear in mind the things that other people
have to bear on their hearts;

to trim your lamp
so that it will give more light and less smoke,

and to carry it in front 
so that your shadow will fall behind you;

to make a grave for your ugly thoughts
and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open?


 Are you willing to do these things for a day?
 Then you are ready to keep Christmas!” 






Friday, December 5, 2014

Make Christmas Easy This Year

 

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days;

 that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth;

 that can transport the sailor and the traveler,

 thousands of miles away,

 back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” 


― Charles Dickens


Quiet home, indeed--sometimes our homes are anything but quiet during the holidays!


And we know how hard it can be sometimes trying to get your Christmas shopping done, running a home, and trying to keep up with all your other responsibilities! So we have tried to make it easier for our readers by offering our Wise Woman Christmas Gift Guide!




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There are only 19 days until Christmas and we hope that shopping online from the convenience of your home will be a blessing to you!


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Enjoy!













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Thursday, December 4, 2014

7 Ways to NOT Forget Christ at Christmas





"Want to keep Christ in Christmas?



Feed the hungry,

clothe the naked, 

forgive the guilty, 

welcome the unwanted,

care for the ill, 

love your enemies,

and do unto others as you would have done unto you."




-SM













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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wise Woman Linkup!


 

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, Christmas and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

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And if you are looking for great gift ideas don't forget to check out our Wise Woman Christmas Guide to support many Christian companies and consultants:

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