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Close-up of Christmas Decoration Hanging on Tree

the magic of christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence. 

it's the most wonderful time of the year again, as they call it.  what do y'all do for Christmas? i'm honestly just so, so excited to finally be on break.  i love this time of the year.  cookies, lights, presents, hot cocoa, snow, caroling, joy.  it's amazing.  and this year i've been trying to make my mind focus on--as cliche as it may sound--the reason for the seaon. Jesus Christ.  i feel that sometimes we run after all these wonderful, lovely Christmas-y things, that we tend to almost forget the whole point.  at least for me, i know that can definitely happen.  God's grace is really what this season is about to me, and for the gift of Jesus i am beyond grateful.  all the other parts about this season are also so amazing, but the most important thing is celebrating the Prince of Peace, Emmanuel.  truth be told, HE is the reason for all the joy...ever.  i know that everyone talks about this during Christmas, but HONESTLY.  to me, this is the most wonderful time of the year because of that.
so what are some things you love about this season? let's talk!
-autumn

🎄 Merry Christmas! 🎁

22 comments:

  1. AHHH. these pictures and this post andahsafha. brb let me catch my breath.

    OKAY. oh man. I love this season. I love the happy morning smiles and the fact that my toes are always cold and hot cocoa and surprise visits and the fact that God is with us. that's what Immanuel means. God with us. and it just blows my mind because no matter where we go, He is with us. Joshua 1:9. WHAT LOVE. oh my goodness. what love, what love, what love. i've needed it this month.

    x

    p.s. i made your single serve apple crisp like three times already and i LOVE IT. so goooooddd. nom nom nom.

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    1. CALLY <33

      how can you describe christmas so beautifully? that is like, the definition of christamas. happy morning smiles + cocoa + Emmanuel. oh man. THANK YOU FOR THAT VERSE. it is amazing. "what love" is so true. i can't even begin to wrap my mind around it. wow.

      DUDE *HAPPYDANCE* THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT IS THE BIGGEST COMPLIMENT OF EVER. awwwwww like there is a huge smile on my face now like what. i'm so so glad you like it! I CAN'T STOP SMILING NOW.

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  2. The pictures above are wonderful! I really enjoyed looking through them! They captured the holidays in a great way! The holidays are a wonderful time to embrace Gods sprit and spread joy!

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    1. Thanks for looking at them, Vanessa! Haha, it's crazy how many pictures there are out there. The holidays are definitely a time to reflect on God's goodness :) Thanks for the comment!

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  3. GAH THIS PICTURES ARE PERFECTION! Like, HOWWW!!!

    Anyhow, lovely post, Autumn! <3 <3 <3 He is really what the season is all about.

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    1. AAH THANK YOU GRACE!!!!

      He is. I need to remember that more often. Thanks for reading!

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  4. will never stop loving this x) Plus, thOSE PICTURES GAH.

    I have one exam left tomorrow morning, but after that I'm free to enjoy Christmas!! I'm so excited!! Yes, Jesus is the reason for the season.

    <3

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    1. aww thank you so much! that's a huge compliment for me. i'm glad you liked them!

      oooh GO ACE IT. I can't wait for break. i have so many plans for it (God wiling ;D).

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  5. Thanks so much for this amazing reminder! I really needed it. I was feeling so bogged down by everything that I have to get done in 5 DAYS and I was stressing about Christmas. So this post was an amazing reminder that none of that stuff matters. Christmas is about Christ and that's all that is important. Thank you!
    BTW, those photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Kelli, this comment is so beautiful. Wow...when I read this at first I was just so humbled. How good is our God.
      I felt that way too for a while this holiday season, but then I was just like...hey everyone literally goes crazy this time of the year, but the TRUE REASON FOR ALL OF IT IS CHRIST JESUS. Thank you for reading!!

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  6. IM OBSESSED WITH THOSE PICTURES WOW

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  7. I LOVE CHRISTMAS! As I've grown in my relationship with Jesus this year, I think I'm more excited about just...JESUS this year! And of course everything else. I love Christmas!

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    1. I do too! That is awesome, Maggie :) Growing in your relationship with God makes Christmas even more special. YAY CHRISTMAS =)

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  8. This is so happy and Christmas-y and I just love it. <3

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    1. THANK YOU GRACE ANNE GAHHHH

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  9. Pics are so pretty and I love that quote you put at the end of them!

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  10. First off, these pictures are stunning!
    I just wrote a post on this, but same girl!! I am always focusing on other things instead of remembering my joy comes from Christ, and He is the reason why we celebrate.

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    1. Aww, thanks Elizabeth! Stock photo websites are the best.
      I loved your post!!! So true. I hope you had a merry Christmas!

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  11. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking! They are simply amazing!

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    1. *BLUSHES* Haha they're actually pictures from stock photo sites. My "made to inspire" series is always a bunch of photos I got off the web that I find inspiring :) I never take the pictures for them. BUT THEY ARE SO GOOD ARE THEY NOT.

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