The Christmas season is here again. With it comes the frenzy of looking for that “perfect” gift. It is a joyous time, in spite of the rushing about.

I celebrate Christmas as the time of my savior’s birth. That is a constant reminder of how much God loves me.

Regardless of all the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds me, God’s love is unconditional and eternal. I wrap his love around me like a shield.

We are given the opportunity to spread love to family, friends and strangers alike. A smile, a hug, a word of encouragement are precious gifts that we can share. They will outlast the material gifts that we give.

Loving one another is the greatest gift of all.

Peggy Belkenny, Auburn

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