Went for an hour walk around Bornheim a neighborhood in Frankfurt where the "Farmers Market" is in action every Saturday, nice atmosphere, fresh vegetables and fruits, olives marinated in garlic, flowers of the season, today tulips...
In the way back home as we walk we say this building with the entire facade painted, a city full of small surprises.
We certainly enjoy the Christmas tree and the symbols associated with it, we love the advent that every week of December anticipates the arrival of Christmas, we love giving presents, singing carols, reading Christmas stories, and many other wonderful Christmas traditions we adopted over the years.
These four traditions listed below have been with us for as long as we remember, do you want to find out about how old are they? and why do we still keep them? keep reading then! 1. The Nativity
The representation of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, the humble yet sublime scene of Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus in the stable with the animals, the shepherds and the star was always the center ornament at the home of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
In the first Christmas just after our wedding mom and I bought our own set of the nativity, that we still use until today. No other decoration has brought Christ to our Christmas more than this one! 2. Christmas Eve Fish is the tr…
Many have looked at prosperity solely from a financial perspective, thus to prosper in this narrow vision of things one looks only to the external signs of wealth and consequently soon after the focus becomes on material possessions or the fix idea of having them.
Inevitably this arrangement leads to feelings of envy, greed and selfishness and creates an enormous distance between us and the needs of our fellow men, including our families as time is not allocated any longer to what matters most but to what we want the most.
What about spiritual prosperity?
A clear understanding that we are children of an Heavenly Father that loves us, that He has a plan of happiness for us which through the atonement of Jesus Christ and our faithfulness allows us to return to Him, and an understanding that He gave us commandments to help us face the adversities of life will guide us to a path of gratitude for everything we have, even when we have little material possessions we will have a sense of …