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Do you remember waiting for Christmas to come? When we were young, it seemed to take FOREVER to get here.

You know what I’m talking about. The anticipation builds inside you every day, threatening to bubble and spill over? Christmas just couldn’t get here fast enough!

Now as I’m getting older, the season comes and goes way too fast. Why is that?

Part of it could be because time flies when we age. 😉 However, could the biggest reason be we’re caught up in the busyness of the season that we’ve lost the excitement we once had as children?

Have we forgotten to remember?

Let’s take a step back in time to when we were kids. How about we caught up in the excitement again?

Most of all…let’s get caught up in the excitement of that first Christmas morn.

The first winter star led the path to the baby Jesus.

The best gift of all!

How about we let Jesus—the first winter star—lead us home?

Matthew 2:1-2 (NIV)

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”


How about we let Jesus—the first winter star—lead us home? (Click to tweet)

Winter Star (by J Reid/M Selby/B Ezrin)

This song is sung by Canadian country star, Johnny Reid. It talks about waiting for Christmas to come. This is my husband, Jeff playing and singing his version of it. Listen to the words.


  1. Ruth Waring

    Hi Darlene … a very Merry Christmas to you and Jeff— and a great song, Jeff! Darlene, thanks for encouraging me to take a trip down memory lane, remembering Christmas as a child. We just had our adult Bible study Christmas gathering (8 of us), each of us sharing portions of the Christmas story. It was a blessed time. While enjoying our refreshments, we also spent time remembering how we celebrated Christmas as children! Lots of fun hearing the many different childhood memories. I also want to thank you for your faithful blogs. I so appreciate them and you, and I am so very proud of your writing accomplishments. It’s been many years since our group sat around my dining room table hashing out writing skills and lessons and sharing our frustrations. Remember? Another trip down memory lane for another time! Anyway, have a very Merry Christmas. Love and Blessings always.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi Ruth! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. Yes, there are many memories from when we spent time around your dining room table. I think of everyone often. Miss you. Merry Christmas to you and Doug and your family! Love you xo

  2. Robyn

    Beautiful song sung by your husband with a beautiful voice
    Thanks for sharing this, I’ve never heard it before
    Merry Christmas

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks so much, Robyn. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. Toni Stevens

    This was wonderful. Thank you. My sister and I have reflected on and done many traditions from our childhood this year. This the 4th year without our parents and I’m feeling it particularly hard this year. A great reminder. I’ve been very intentional this year to be slower and take more time for rest and reflection on what He gave up to come be born in order to save us from our sin. She Reads Truth Advent devotional this year is all about Jesus,. The Everlasting Light. This beautiful song is a perfect cap to it. Would it be possible for you to post the lyrics to read? Would love to meditate on them. Thanks again and Merry Christmas 🎄

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi, Toni. Losing our parents is so hard. Mine have been gone for years now and I miss them dearly. So glad you enjoyed the song (check your email). Merry Christmas!!!


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