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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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