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ZECHARIAH’S SONG – scripture from The Message

image Luke 1:67-79 Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he came and set his people free. He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives, and in the very house of David his servant, Just as he promised long ago through the preaching of his holy prophets: Deliverance from our enemies and every hateful hand;… Read the rest of this entry

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN – author unknown

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I see the countless Christmas trees.
Around the world below,
With tiny lights, like heaven’s stars,
Reflecting on the snow.

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The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away that tear.
For I’m spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year. Read the rest of this entry

BLESSED WITH CHILDREN – author unknown

imageMy husband and I had been happily (most of the time) married for five years, but hadn’t been blessed with a baby. I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if He would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide.

God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son. The next year God blessed us with another son. The following year, he blessed us with yet another son. The year after that we were blessed with a daughter.

My husband thought we’d been blessed right into… Read the rest of this entry

BECOMING LIKE THEM – by pastor bill

imageScripture: John 1:14a “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” KJV

The story is told of a very stormy Christmas Eve, many years ago. Grandma and Grandpa were babysitting their grandchildren. One special event each Christmas Eve was to attend the services at the town church. This Christmas Eve, Grandpa would have nothing to do with the special services. He said to his wife, “You take the grandchildren to the services — I can’t be bothered — I don’t believe that this God could become a little baby — why would He want to become one of us?” And so grandma took the children … Read the rest of this entry

A LETTER FROM JESUS ABOUT CHRISTMAS – author unknown

imageIt has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you … Read the rest of this entry

THE ORIGIN OF THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS – author unknown

image There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.

  What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won ‘t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

  Today I found out, thanks to the Internet

  From 1558 until 1829, … Read the rest of this entry

THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST – scripture from The Message

image Matthew 1:1 The family tree of Jesus Christ, David’s son, Abraham’s son:

15-19 The angel of God spoke from Heaven a second time to Abraham: “I swear—God’s sure word!—because you have gone through with this, and have not refused to give me your son, your dear, dear son, I’ll bless you—oh, Read the rest of this entry

TEACH THE CHILDREN – author unknown

image Last Monday night I had a strange visitor. This is how it happened…

  I had just finished the household chores for the night
and was preparing to go to bed when I heard a
noise in the front of the house. I opened the door
of the front room, and to my surprise, a special visitor
stepped out from behind the Christmas tree.

  He placed his fingers over his lips so I would not cry out.

 “What are you doing?” I started to ask, but the words choked up in my throat as I saw that he had tears in his eyes.

He then answered me with the simple statement of “Teach the children.”… Read the rest of this entry

MARY’S SONG – by willetta

imageLk 1:46-55 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me, holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled… Read the rest of this entry

BROKEN ONES – by de dorman

Broken Ones

Written by De Dorman Edited by Sheila Wallace

http://www.dhelpinghands.com/

2 Corinthians 4:7
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

“Who wants anything broken hanging on their Christmas tree?” thought Max, the little red Christmas bulb. He was disappointed to see that there was a big chip out of his top half. “It must have broken off when… Read the rest of this entry