Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rejoiced…

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Matthew 2:10
The Message (MSG)
Instructed by the king, they set off.
Then the star appeared again,
the same star they had seen in the Easter skies
It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child.
They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place!
They had arrived at the right time!

The grace and love of the almighty God.♥

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Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,
and will call him Immanuel.

Immanuel: This name in Hebrew means God is with us.

Jesus Christ, God’s eternal word.
The grace and love of the almighty God.♥

Matthew 1:22-23

22  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:    23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel “.



December, perfect gift…

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Photo by: Nina

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows. 

~James 1:17  (NIV)

Special days

Dec. 7th ~National Pearl Harbor  remembrance day

Always on Dec. 12th ~Poinsettia Day

Dec. 22th ~ Winter solstice

Winter Solstice marks the beginning of winter and is the shortest day of the year

Dec 24th ~ Christmas Eve
Ah! Christmas, the biggest holiday of the year!
Dec 25th~ Christmas Day
Dec. 31th ~ New Year’s Eve
 

This month in History:

  • December 7, 1877- Thomas Edison shows off his new invention, the phonograph.
  • December 15, 1939- Gone With the Wind premiered in where else but Atlanta, Georgia.
  • December 26, 1865 James Mason invents the coffee percolator

It’s that season…

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Its that season again where we are running here and there, trying to get all the things we feel our family deserves.

We want them to know how much we love them by fulfilling their request.

You pour yourself out to all those around you, feeling empty by the end of the day.

We question urselfs if this is really all worth the trouble we are having to go through standing in long lines, chaos, and making ends meet.

Why not take a moment to read what the Lord has to say to us.

He wants us to know how much He loves us.

He wants us to remember He is near, waiting to spend time with us.

Waiting to pour out His love so we can continue to pour out His love to those around us.

Write these verses of scripture down. Keep them close to your heart.

When you begin to feel left out, used up, or completely taken for granted, there is someone who loves you more than anyone on this planet!

1) “The Lord your God is with you, He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Can you picture the Lord singing over you? How wonderful it is!

2) “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness” Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord draws us to Him with loving kindness! How many others in your life do that?

3) Jesus said,”Just as the Father loves Me, so I have loved you; rest in My love” John 15:9
How special to know we can find rest in His love!

4) “You will be my treasured possession. The whole Earth is mine to choose from, but you’re special!” Exodus 19:5
We are chosen in the Lord! Wow, what a thought to behold!

5) “The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety with Him; and the Lord shall shelter you all the day long, and you shall abide close to Him.” Deuteronomy 33:12
How wonderful to be able to be close to Him!

6) “I will show My love for you who were unloved. I will say to you who were abandoned, “You are My people.” Hosea 2:23
To know without a doubt, the Lord truly loves us!

How has this encouraged us?

Are we more confident in knowing how precious we are to Him?

 From a group of moms, Thank you.