The Fragrance of Christmas - Day 5 - Holiday Haiku Challenge


Welcome to Day 5 of our Holiday Haiku Challenge Today’s guest, Mandy Mianecki, is preparing her heart this advent season by praying through the ancient scents mentioned in the holy Scriptures. The fragrances of frankincense and myrrh are literally wafting through her home as she leads her children deep into God’s Word this Christmas.

Perhaps the fragrances that fill your home today smell more like spiced cider and pork chops or candy canes mingling with evergreen boughs.

Regardless, don't we know at Christmastime that our lives poured out in worship is the most fragrant offering of all?

Dear Friends, today's Holiday Haiku Writing Prompt is


The Fragrance of Christmas





"Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume." -John 12:3



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Mandy Mianecki is a wife and mom of four. She is passionate about encouraging others in their healing journeys from brokenness into wholeness, in uncovering their unique kind of God-breathed brilliance, and in living in the freedom won by Christ. A God-sized dreamer, art maker, lover of all things turquoise, and Nutella-eater, Mandy also runs an essential oil business, blogs at, and is a contributing writer for God-sized Dreams. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


For more information on oils referenced in scripture, see Mandy's Bible Oils page.