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Angela Nazworth is a shame-fighting storyteller who writes mostly about the beauty of grace, faith, friendship, vulnerability and community. She is a wife and a mother of two. Angela's also an encourager, a lover of good books, coffee, girl's night out, sunshine, and waterfalls. In the 15 years since she...

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  1. Thank you, Angela!
    I felt a bit sad as I recognized, that the cozy days of christmas were over. Week over week we planned this christmas season, bought gifts for our loved ones and wrapped them with more than colorful paper – we wrapped them with love. We tend to look back with a crying eye but I really believe that God wants to see us happy in this season. And that’s what we should do!
    A new year is coming – a great gift from our heavenly father. So thank you for reminding me on what’s important know.
    Be blessed,
    Rosie

  2. I think one of the ways we can still enjoy the spirit of Christmas is to keep giving! Maybe there is a ministry, missionary, charity that we can still donate to with end of the year giving that will continue to bless someone in 2014…

  3. This is a great post. Every year, I do feel a bit sad to see Christmas go. What an encouraging post to remind me to keep the true spirit of Christmas ever present in my daily life.

  4. Thanks for a great post! Every year I kinda look forward to Christmas and time with family. When that’s over and we go back home I feel a little let down. That’s it gifts opened, food eaten, and then we go home.

    Thanks for the reminder that Christmas doesn’t end there. It is in the giving & remembering what Christmas is truly about. Lately as I do my daily walking in the basement I have been listening to Christmas music–& I mean really listening. I haven taken to heart the words of each song & what they represent. Thus Christmas keeps on for me.

    Have a blessed New Year! 🙂

  5. What a blessing! It filled in right into my worship in the morning! It has been part of my resolution for the new year to return practicing on Saturday mornings my devotional time, my quiet time before the Lord. Thank you. May the Lord bless you in 2014

  6. Thank you for this post. I was feeling sad as Christmas has past and you reminded me of the true meaning. I just love Christmas and I was so down until I read your words of hope.

  7. Love it, it is all about getting your love walk on daily. Just did a study on love this morning for my devotion time, Holy Spirit is so wonderful to guide me on. I will use it for my gals in surviving the holidays class, which ends today. Thank you for your beautiful insight.

  8. I love Christmas for the reason, but I am always relieved when it is over. It seems that instead of being a celebration, it becomes a stressful race to perfection and the true meaning gets lost in “Black Fridays” and “Cyber Mondays”. When Christmas is over I get excited looking forward to Easter. That is truly the holiday that I love to celebrate, and there is no stress or meaningless commercialism to the extent of Christmas. Christmas is the birthday of our Lord, but Easter represents new birth, new beginnings, and a promise like no other. For me, the end of the Christmas holiday is the start of something that renews me like no other holiday.

  9. This year was quiEt as we are empty nesters; but having a deeper sense of what Jesus did for us coming down King of Kings to a handmaiden and being born in a manger with all of the odors that wouldnot become a King!!! But so mankind can never say He didnot come for ALL!!! AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME:)