Christmas at the Mackay house was wonderful this year. It is hard to figure the words to express everything so rather than do that, pictures are worth thousands and thousands of words. Enjoy our Christmas slideshow.
This is such a wonderful time of the year. We want to wish a Merry Christmas to our family and friends. When I ponder the Christmas season and why we celebrate it, I am reminded of a quote from President Gordon B. Hinkley in December 2000:
"This is the wondrous and true story of Christmas. The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea is preface. The three-year ministry of the Master is prologue. The magnificent substance of the story is His sacrifice, the totally selfless act of dying in pain on the cross of Calvary to atone for the sins of all of us. The epilogue is the miracle of the Resurrection...
There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection. For each of you may this be a merry Christmas. But more importantly, I wish for each of you a time, perhaps only an hour, spent in silent meditation and quiet reflection on the wonder and the majesty of this, the Son of God. Our joy at this season is because He came into the world. The peace that comes from Him, His infinite love which each of us may feel, and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for that which He freely gave us at so great a cost to Himself—these are of the true essence of Christmas."
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,it's about learning to dance in the rain.
It is better to have a character than be one.Elder Russell M. Nelson MTC Devotional October 19, 2010 We need not doubt in the dark what we learned in the light.Elder Terrence Smith (March 2010 Stake Conference)
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.Lao Tzu
I HAVE NO GREATER JOY THAT TO HEAR THAT MY CHILDREN WALK IN TRUTHIII JOHN 4
Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.President Thomas S. Monson April 2009 General Conference
This is not a time for fear, ... but rather a time for faith - a time for each of us ...to be his best self.Thomas S. Monson April 2009 General Conference
Live in such a way that people who know you, but don't know Christ; will want to know Christ because they know you. Author Unknown
You may have riches and wealth untold, With baskets of jewels and caskets of gold. But richer than I you will never be, For I had a mother who read to me. Strickland W. Gillian