Who's Naughty and Who's Nice?

"He's making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice."  Excerpt from Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

In years past there has always been the traditional family Christmas Portrait.  We did a serious one and then a funny one.  This is not the serious one. 

As the years flew by and we all grew older, things changed and people changed and some journey on to heaven.  My father is not with us any longer nor is one of the mom's and Terry's Dad. Some have married and have babies and families of their own. The family grew and basically outgrew having Christmas together. But these memories are some of the best. We were actually still talking to each other. 

Sometimes people change and their hearts grow hard. They cannot let go of something that festers inside of them.  Nothing is more precious than the gift of forgiveness. While I do not believe that God makes lists... he does know our hearts.  What would he tell you to do? 

 1 John 5:11  And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.