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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.


Would 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)
This song says it all. Listen to the words and be blessed.


  1. Blossom Chambers

    Even when you are not writing a book, your quotes are so great. When you write about the snow and a nice fire, I could just feel myself being pulled into a seat next to you and with our books of course! Hope it snows for Christmas, it makes everything seems more like Christmas.! Enjoy the snow and your cozy fire.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Awww….thanks, Aunt Blossom! Unfortunately, it’s looking like we’re going to have a green Christmas. Boo. Love the hush of a peaceful snowfall! Love you.

  2. Melissa Henderson

    Silence can be a blessed opportunity to draw closer to God. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Totally agree, Melissa!! You have a very Merry Christmas too!! God bless!

  3. Carolyn Wilker

    That’s beautiful. Thank you. You have a lovely voice that’s easy to hear.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks so much, Carolyn. Have a blessed Christmas!!


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