By Ralphine Major

Gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate, Christmas carols and candy canes, peppermint sticks and poinsettias!  It must be Christmas——-almost!

Growing up, my brother and I spent most Christmas mornings on the farm.  Our father was a dairy farmer, and the cows had to be fed and milked every morning and evening including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  In the spirit of giving during this Christmas season, we were delighted to participate in a Fall Fundraiser for Crosslight Photo Mission recently.  Spending a morning on the grounds of a beautiful lay of land with a barn and tractor for the background brought back memories of our days on the dairy farm.

“The goal of Crosslight is to use photography whenever and however we can to serve others, support ministries and share the love of Jesus,” as told on the website.  The group of professional photographers volunteer their time and talent to provide family portraits for those who cannot afford them.  What a gift!  We appreciate Crosslight for recognizing how important it is for families to have these priceless treasures to pass down to the generations.  To learn more about this wonderful ministry providing the gift of family photos and how to help, follow on Facebook @crosslightphotomission.

“Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.”  1 Peter 4:10 (HCSB).