Inspiration for the Holiday!

Inspiration for the Holiday!

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by Don Ingwerson

Here it is, December again! Thanksgiving is already past and Christmas is right around the corner. Although this season can be hectic and stressful, I love this time of year for all of the joy, love, forgiveness, charity, and inspiration I see every day expressed by so many people around me. That’s why I’m going to share with you an inspirational story that I have found on the internet. I hope you feel the stress, consumerism, and frenetic pace just melt away by reading these stories. If you have an inspiring story you would like to share, feel free to put it in as a comment or send it to me in an email. I may use your story this month to share with others. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season!

A Christmas Reunion – A True Story:

About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.


  1. BB Prest says

    Wow, great inspirational account! Goes to show that we’re all connected in some way humanly and always connected spiritually through God. Thanks for such a great find, Don.

  2. Pamela says

    Wow, that brought tears to my eyes. And just think of the example that is to all of us. This dear woman saw how that tablecloth was to bless the church and so she had the Pastor keep it. Had she not done that her husband might never have found her. Being selfless always brings a blessing and what a blessing that was for everyone.

    Thanks for sharing that one, Don. It is a lesson I shall not forget.

  3. Tracy says

    What a beautiful story! Christmas is a wonderful time for the miracle of God’s love :) Thanks for sharing Don!

  4. Charles James Martin says

    Reading “A Christmass Reunion-True Story” proves that there God is. I had a similar experience. I had gone to my older sister’s house in Louisiana during Christmas break. Her daughter was visiting simultaneously. She showed me how to use Facebook. She asked me whom I wished to contact. There was this fellow with whom I was friends in junior high school. We had the same teachers in Seventh and Eighth Grades. He was witty and had a keen mind that caused me to enjoy his company. Our thoughts and interests were similar: we had a lot in common. So I told my niece that I wanted to try his name in Facebook. Three men’s faces appeared on the computer monitor one after another. I recognized his immediately. I wrote asking him if he were the same person who had attended the same junior high school as I had. Almost immediately I received a reply. He said he had been searching for me for years. We hadn’t seen each other for over forty years. I found out that he lived in the same state that I do, and that his house is within driving distance. We met a Bubba Gumps in Santa Monica and were overjoyed at our reunion. Since then we have been able to communicate through email and once in a while get together to play games, talk about our histories, our professions, our families, and dine out.
    Thank you, God.

  5. Anne says

    This story is so touching and so memorable that it removes every commercial, materialistic thought about the true meaning of Christmas. The couple’s beautiful reunion must have intantly removed the years of loneliness, as they were united in the now of God’s presence.

    I’m going to share this at our upcoming interfatih meeting. It symbolizes the real spirit of Christmas – love, joy, and peace – the peace which removes all sorrow.

    Thank you for finding this charming, true story and for sharing it on your blog.