So much of our Chhristmas celebraton is defined for us thought magazines, movies, and malls. But as a child of God you know what is really worthh celebrating. This year don't miss Christmas.
Like the Sheperds, Be Faithful;
Like the Wisemen, Be Truth-Seekers
Like Joseph, be a Believer
Like Mary, Be Completelly Surrendered;
Like the Angels, Fulfill God's Purpose for you.
Like Jesus, Embrace Humility.
Why did each one of them take time to notice God was up to something big--and then they came to Worship Him!
PRAYER, Father, I want to be one who hears the angels sing. I want to see Your star and come to bow before You as often as You call to me. Thank You for inviting me into Your presence. Father, we are Your servants. Each of us have families and friends to love.... Make our hearts sensitive to those who need to know You today--and allow us the quiet time this season to worship the Christ Child like..the sheperds, the wise men, Joseph and Mary worshhipped Him thhat very first Christmas. We don't want to miss You in the mustle and bustle...use us to usher Your presence an Your love into our homes.
In Jesus' precious and powerful name we pray. Amen.
(Quoted Directly from Meet Me at the Manager...and I'll Lead You to the Cross
by Leighhann McCoy)
THANKS everyone for a very special year where we discovered new fiction that helped us grow, learn and have fun together. Thanks to all the readers and authors that stopped by this year to encourage me, other authors, and show interest in the books that were featured this year on Finding Hope Through Fiction blog and at The Book Club Network.
This year has been a challenging one on many fronts for me personally. I know that many of you have been Jesus' hands and feet to me and my family. There were days I know I knew I couldn't do the task before me. Many of you emailed me or, said a prayer for me and my family and there were many of you that just LOVED us in the way the Lord laid on your heart.
My husbands’ health is doing better now and more improvement is forecast into the New Year. While my husband struggled to get well our daughter Hilary delivered a special little boy into our lives named Brayden Christian St. Laurent. Brayden is a healthy, happy little one who came a little early in our lives on September 25th.
Hilary allowed me the honor of being her birthing coach and experience this event up-close and very personal. It was an amazing day I’ll never forget. The day my little girl became a mom and I became a grandmother-named Mimi. It's amazing the joy Brayden has brought into my daughter's life and ours hearts.
Words can't express the gratitude to the many people who touched my life this year. I know that times are hard for many and I’m so thankful for the people the Lord placed in my life. Thanks for those of you who took the time to tell me you prayed for me and my family...who took the time to give me a hug when you saw tears in my eyes or my mouth quiver ... who took the time to bring a meal by just because you felt lead to...who took the time to say I'm with you in this all the way... you reminded me that the Lord would not leave me and either would you….who showed my daughter and our family unconditional LOVE!!! And reminding me it was going to be OK... I Thank the Lord for moving in the hearts of His people. I saw once again how God does far more than I could even imagine possible!! It's amazing how God connects the dots in our life. How He drew everyone to that little stable in Bethlehem. He is a God of detail. He reminds me daily that it's the little things in life that make life worth living.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL and to ALL a SPECIAL NIGHT!! It's snowing at my house and it looks like it might be doing the same at many of your houses too! I'll be dreaming of and seeing a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!
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