Monday, December 5, 2011

Christ-mas greetings and Lemon Tea Bread

December is in full swing and the Christ-mas season has come again, it is wonderful to read all the blogs about what people are cooking and the treats they are making for the season. I can’t wait to try some of them myself esp. A recipe I got from my friend Yoshiko, she, her husband and I go to church together and they host a bible study at their house. She made this wonderful Lemon Tea Bread from a cookbook called
‘Quick Breads’ well it was really good the way she made it and I think I am going to give it a whirl for Christ-mas eve. I love lemon anything! When I make it I will post the recipe with pictures.

But what I really want to get off my chest is these Christ-mas greetings that are going around, people wanting to be ‘politically correct’ and say “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings” instead of Merry Christ-mas. It is after all, Christ’s birth that we are celebrating. To be honest it is really not His birth that we are really celebrating but the fact that He (Who is after all God (John 1:1)) came down to live as a human, to go through the things that we all go through so that He could comfort us when we are going through them and to teach us about this Agape love that we should have for Him and for our fellow man (Neighbors). To be endure temptation, again so He can comfort us when we are tempted and ultimately pay the price for all of us by dying on the cross and then raising back to life 3 days later. Ah but that is another Holy day.

So, where do you stand In the ‘Happy Holidays’ camp or in the ‘Merry Christ-mas’ one? I for one am and always will be a Merry Christ-mas guy.

Photo of Lemon Tea Bread courtesy of

1 comment:

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

So true, what always bothers me are the ones that write x-mas instead of spelling out Christmas, it's only 4 more characters, and for all Jesus did for us, I think we can take the extra 2 seconds to spell it out.
Hugs and Merry Christmas!