Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
Christ is still in Christmas, at least He is in Tennessee! Amy Basel, speaker and blogger of YPHP: Your Path His Plan, has proof! Recently a photo she posted on her blog and social media went viral. It’s a window painting of the Nativity in a McDonald’s window. Her surprise was clear in the caption, “You don’t see this every day! Only Down South!”
A native of Michigan, Amy, was thrilled because “Christian beliefs are not celebrated as much in Michigan as they are in the Bible-Belt. So seeing the name of Jesus painted upon the McDonald’s storefront window made my day and I wanted others to witness it as well.”
I concur! I am also from the Mid West and currently living in the South. As I settled into my new surroundings I was overcome by the public conversations of Jesus, Bible Study and Prayer Groups in the grocery lines, hair salons and doctor’s waiting rooms. They just really love Jesus down here! It’s refreshing.
Photo credit: Amy Basel.
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