I found a poem that I wanted to share with you:
Christmas is a special time
To reflect on Jesus Christ
The wonder of His lowly birth
Brings meaning to our lives
There really is no other reason
We celebrate this day
The birth of God’s precious son
And the life He willingly gave
But so much seems to distract us
In the busy-ness of our lives
We lose our focus in all the happenings
Not knowing, we leave out Christ
We lose sight of the true meaning
As we endlessly rush about
Trying to find that perfect gift
Seems to cloud our Saviour out
We need to stop and reflect awhile
Remembering our precious Lord
His birth, His life and sacrifice
And all that He stands for
For though the world may celebrate
It seems though for other reasons
Let’s keep in mind that Jesus Christ
Is the true meaning of the season.
The people at H&S (Heart & Soul) candies also want you to keep Christ in CHRISTmas this year as well. From The Heart to The Soul...
Heart and Soul Candies was founded on the premise that any pursuit that pushes the ceiling of excellence will earn the right to be heard. That is why Heart and Soul founder, Bill McGee, has been intent on developing a chocolate that rivals the various gourmet brands on the market, while also, intent on taking a unique position of delivering this excellent chocolate in creative packaging that conveys a scripture-based message worthy of being heard by all.
Since its inception in mid-2005, Heart and Soul Candies has grown into several markets including Christian bookstores with its everyday piece candies, large drugstore and mass retail chains with its seasonal products, independent wholesalers, and most recently, a growing presence on the internet.
Heart and Soul continues to grow by developing new chocolate products and creative packaging. More products other than chocolate are also being introduced on the website. We search long and hard for these products as they must meet the same quality standards that are established for our chocolates. All said and done, developing excellent products for our customers is our welcomed challenge...conveying a message from God's word is our passion.
Our products can be found in Walmart, Ingles Markets , Family Christian Stores, Berean Christian Stores, and LifeWay Christian Stores nationwide. To find out if a store near you carries these candies, go to heart and soul candies.
The Vision & Mission:
The Vision: Heart & Soul Candies Vision is to give cheerfully and generously to good works around the world by providing scripture based high-quality chocolate and candy products that bless the hearts and souls of people everywhere.
2 Corinthians 9: 7, 8: Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
The Mission: Heart & Soul Candies Mission is simply to love God with all of our heart, soul, and strength as a growing inspirational confections company focused on building long term loving relationships, offering exceptional products, and serving our customers with uncompromised compassion.
Mark 12:30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength
Chocolate with a word of God...it doesn't get any sweeter than that!!
Now for the SWEET part...I have a box of H&S chocolate candy to give away to a North Carolina Momma reader. To enter all you have to do is share a Christmas story, tradition, recipe, or anything else CHRISTmas that you would like to share. The person with the most comments will win so comment away! This giveaway will end on December 31st at midnight. The winner will be notified via email (so make sure you leave me your email address in your comment!!) and will have 48 hours to respond. Open to residents of the US only.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of H&S candies in order to try for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not compensated in any other way.