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I love snow and winter! People think I’m crazy. What can I say? Maybe it’s the writer and introvert in me, but it’s the perfect time to hibernate. It’s cold, snowy, and you’re cooped up. What more could you want? Oh . . . a good book and a roaring fire, right? Maybe a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows?
Plus, Christmas comes in this season.
There’s nothing like a quiet wintery night. The snow is falling from the sky like feathers from a pillow. There’s a hush in the air. Time has stalled.
Could the night our Savior arrived been like that (minus the snow)? Still. Serene. Not a sound to be heard except for the rustling of the animals in the stable. And then . . .
A baby’s cry.
winter-songWould we have wanted our Savior’s entrance to be any other way? Not quiet, soft, and slow? Our Christmases are rushed, noisy, and stressful. If Christ was born in our timeframe, do you think it would have been in a stable? Likely not. Perhaps in a flashy royal kingdom with gold and pageantry.
There’s a reason God sent Him when and where He did. (Click to Tweet). In a hushed and lowly stable. To a virgin and a simple carpenter.
Will you join me in celebrating His birth in hushed reverence? It’s the celebration He’s looking for.
Winter Snow Song (Audrey Assad with Chris Tomlin)
My niece introduced me to this song (thanks Alysia!). It says it all. Listen to the words and be blessed.


  1. Diane Spearing

    thanks for this Darlene.. I am looking forward to some down time and reading time this holiday. A time to regroup and think of my word for 2017. A time to not compare other families to mine but to be content.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Great idea, Diane. I’m looking forward to some down time too during the holiday season. I’m also thinking of my word for 2017. Mulling over a few ideas. Yes, being content with what we have is important. God has blessed us with so much, hasn’t He? Love you. xo


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