November 27, 2022 by Barbie Farmer

January 19, 2023

During the Christmas season, we set up many decorations that appeal to our sense of sight. We have two representations of the nativity scene discussed in the Book of Luke. We have a treasured stained glass scene that my father made when I was about 7 years old. Unfortunately, my dear father died of cancer right after Gary and I got married, so our kids never met my dad. Our son, Doug, built a wooden box to replace the aging box that held the lighted nativity scene. We leave it out year round.  We put the Precious Moments nativity scene on our mantle for Christmas. It was given to our family by Gary’s mom and stepdad. Doug built the creche to go with the set when he was about 10 years old.

Our house has a mixture of Christmas decorations that refer to Jesus’s birth and others that are secular about Santa, wintertime, and family. My mom and our daughter, Liz, would display the Hallmark Christmas village from the book and movie Sarah, Plain, and Tall. Mom worked at a Dallas Hallmark store for 40 years. We hang our Christmas stockings for our family. We are very sentimental, so getting these decorations out brings wonderful, heartfelt feelings. Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another with love.”

Barbie Farmer

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