Have a Blessed Christmas!
May this Christmas produce many wonderful memories for you.
Christmas memories are sweet. I recall the excitement as a little girl of going to Grandma’s house. Late in the afternoon, with good cooking scents coming from the kitchen, we would stand by the big dining room window facing east and listen to the church bells ring out at 4 pm. This announced the beginning of Christmas, and we went around telling everyone, “Merry Christmas!” Years later, the scene changed and Christmas at Grandma’s was at our house, with our children and grandchildren, and then many more wonderful memories were laid up in my heart.
Candles. Cards. Carols and Cookies. It’s Christmas! Here I sit midst beautiful wrappings and ribbons, preparing Gifts and thinking. . . . . Dear God This Christmas I want to give You me. I read that this was on Your wish list. Therefore, I will write on the name tag of […]
It was an ordinary night. The sheep now lay fast asleep. And shepherds did their usual chore as they had hundreds of nights before. It was an ordinary night. The shepherds had made no special preparations; They had not dressed in their Sunday best. They did not know they would be blessed with […]
Mary, tell me, did you fear To have an angel presence near? How could you really comprehend The mysteries that God would send? Mary, tell me, did you thrill At cousin Elizabeth’s good will? Did her excitement at your part Give needed assurance to your heart? Mary, Mary, did you cry When Joseph thought to […]
God has His plans And hand-picks people to carry them out. People like Mary……. God wouldn’t entrust His beloved Son to just anyone. She must be loving and humble But most of all she must be willing. …..and she was…………. She gave up her own rights and plans […]
Is your heart ready for Christmas? Is it full of excitement and joy? Now’s the time to get things in order As we wait to celebrate His birth. Clean out the sin-webby corners; Open yourself up to His Light. Let Him funnel in love, warm and caring, And make your heart sparkle with Hope. It’s […]
I sat and brooded at end of day. . . . . What was the world coming to, anyway? the price of sheep our land oppressed. God had forgotten us, I guessed. But then I heard an angel say, “See WHAT has come to the world today!” I saw and smiled […]
Oh, farmer folk Let your heart sing out, For you know what Christmas Is all about. ‘Twas to farm folk keeping watch by night That angels came in glory bright. You’ve seen a manger, and tended sheep. You know the quietness when animals sleep. It was in a barn where livestock stayed, where cobwebs hung […]
Suppose……….. ……..while caring for your pigs one night an angel host appeared, would you be scared? If………….. they announced a Savior’s birth and invited you to see, would you go immediately? When…………….. you had gazed upon the baby’s face And your heart was all aglow, would you let your whole […]
Dawn was just about breaking. From a distance Mary could hear an early-bird rooster crowing. Now everyone was asleep – the baby and the animals, and Joseph, who sat leaning against the wall, was nodding too. The shepherds had left and Mary had a little quiet time to reflect on the past twenty-four hours. She […]
“A Babe is born in Bethlehem” was the angel’s joyful news. “He’s lying in a manger!”…. This was the important clue. All other Bethlehem babies were ignored, There would be only one who would be the Lord. They would know Him when their search would show a Baby lying in a […]
It was an ordinary night. The sheep now lay fast asleep. And shepherds did their usual chore as they had hundreds of nights before. It was an ordinary night. The shepherds had made no special preparations; They were not dressed in their Sunday best. They did not know they would be blessed with […]