Embracing the ‘spirit of Christmas’


By Portia Williams - portiawilliams@civitasmedia.com



Portia Williams Staff Writer


Christmas is upon us, a wonderful, glorious holiday that means a variety of different things to different people. For me personally, Christmas is truly reflective of the marvelous carol, ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.’ What makes Christmas significant is the religious meaning associated with it, none other than the birth of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is impossible to think about Christmas within the context of it’s real meaning of celebrating the birth of our Savior without some sort of excitement because without it, none of us would be here. Christ’s birth initiated the process of man being restored back to God through salvation through his son, the Lord Jesus. Embracing the spirit of Christmas, is such an easy task when you hear the sounds of traditional and new Christmas carols and songs, the classic cartoons and Christmas programs that appear on television.

It is just the little things, it does not require an abundance of money to get into the Christmas spirit. One of the things that I look forward to each year may be a bit corny to some, but beginning Dec. 1, my fellow reporter, Frank Lewis and I sing a Christmas Carol each day until the season ends. Now, we do not always finish the entire carol, but we have fun singing, laughing and engaging ourselves in the moment in this season.

What are some simple things that you love to do during Christmas time my friend. Whatever it is, I encourage you to keep doing it, especially if it helps to brighten someones day, and puts a smile on their face. May this precious holiday be as much a blessing to you as it is to me. Merry Christmas my friends!

Portia Williams Staff Writer
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By Portia Williams

portiawilliams@civitasmedia.com

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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