Christmas is Coming! Are you Ready?

Christmas is coming! Are you ready? We are all shopping, wrapping and preparing for the big day! It will be here soon! Everything is so commercialized that we sometimes forget what the true meaning of Christmas really is.

Let’s take a moment to reflect and put aside all the craziness of this blessed holiday.

Let’s think of all our soldiers, men and women alike, who are serving for our countries and not able to come home for Christmas.

Let’s think of all the homeless who will be shivering and trying to stay warm with no food or family to care for them.

Let’s think of the old and sick and lost souls who have no one to visit them daily in their nursing homes, or wherever they are.

Let’s think of the soup kitchens who, God Bless them, care for the homeless but need our support to restock their kitchens.

Let’s think of the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Lazarus House, Goodwill and all those groups who do for others but need our support to feed, clothe and care for the homeless.

Let’s give thanks to God for all he has given us – a home, a family and love! If you do not have these I will pray for you! We need these to survive!

Please help those who are in need this Christmas and all year through! I wrote out my checks to different groups that I support each year. I pray that my donations will help those in need.

Here are some photos to put you into the holiday spirit wherever you live!

May God bless you and take care of you and yours! Merry Christmas and a very Happy & Healthy New Year!


Thank you for your support and for stopping by to read this post!

Blessings, prayers & hugs to all!

With love,


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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9 Responses to Christmas is Coming! Are you Ready?

  1. Good topics to deeply think about! Yes, Janice, you absolutely right, personally I think that Xmas has only become a “pretext” (being Christian or not). Traveling around the world I found trees with decorations in the Maldives with a ridiculous Ho Ho Ho dressed in red coming for the kids with a rowing boat, as well as some red&white huge socks hanging from the Xmas tree in the Bejing hotel’s hall. I could continue with many examples. This period of the year should bring people together, in Peace, but I see war everywhere and unfortunately in your country with a subversive (so-called) leader, is even preoccupating. I mean, for the rest of the planet.
    But, yes, let’s us pray for a better world, let us open our hearth to give love without willing something in return… Thank you, Janice, for sharing your thoughts. Have wonderful holidays. :-)claudine

  2. Mae Clair says:

    A lovely post, Janice, and a timely reminder. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle-bustle of the holiday and forget why we are celebrating. Blessings to you and your family and wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. Jennie says:

    Merry Christmas, Janice. 🙂

  4. Marry Christmas Janice and to your family and family of books. 😀

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