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Christine's Blog – December 2017 Archive (9)

The Best Christmas Letter

The Best Christmas Letter?

What if you opened today's mail and got a Christmas letter from Jesus?  Maybe he would write something like this:
Dear child,                                                                                                                             
A blessed Christmas time to you! Just as the townspeople of Bethlehem…

Added by Christine on December 24, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments

Sheep ... seriously?

Sheep ... seriously?   At Christmas?

Have you ever noticed that God seems to have been a little partial to shepherds?  I guess it follows then that the Father thinks rather a lot of sheep as well!  Would it surprise you to know that I saw shepherds driving flocks of mottle-coated sheep whilst in Israel?  Quite a remarkable site actually.
The most glorious of the three yuletide visitations…

Added by Christine on December 22, 2017 at 8:12am — No Comments

God has thick skin

God has thick skin.

How did I come up with such a notion? 
I shall tell you.
Tired as I was the other night, (having gotten home from helping my daughter and new grand-twins at the hospital, and then taking care of the two young ones at home) . . . when the phone rang the other night, my daughter's tense voice set off alarms in my heart. 'Mom, I think I'm…

Added by Christine on December 20, 2017 at 7:41am — No Comments

Here's how it happened

Here's how it happened.

I also like to call this the Old Familiar Story.  Luke Two.
Though Christmas is several days in the offing, tis wonderful to consider the details and keep…

Added by Christine on December 18, 2017 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

Filled with anticipation ...

Filled with Anticipation Feel God. Christmas, 2017.

There is nothing quite like being 'great with child' close to Christmas Day.  My firstborn son was born on my birthday three days after Christmas.  And my second-born, Amy, is to deliver identical twin boys this Thursday morning.  Not only is she very great with child, we are filled with anticipation, preparing for their arrival…

Added by Christine on December 13, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments

Believing for the Impossible!

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~>Taken at the Church of the…

Added by Christine on December 11, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Be the One.

Be the One.  at Christmas

"Okay, this is just what I needed to hear," she said over the phone.                           "I know I have needed to forgive for a long time, but just did not know how to go about it... the mechanics ... but I got those in "Give yourself a Christmas Present.1
[which followed "Mind the…

Added by Christine on December 6, 2017 at 7:47am — No Comments

Give yourself the best Christmas present

Give yourself a Christmas present!!

How to Forgive.  (After "Mind the Gap" and root of bitterness)

When shopping for others at Christmas, we always see things we could use, right?  'Maybe I should pick that little sweater up-you know, a Christmas gift to me?' you think.  Well, this Morning Briefing…

Added by Christine on December 4, 2017 at 7:38am — No Comments

Mind the Gap!

Mind the Gap. [between Thanksgiving and Christmas]

"Joy to the World" is one of my favorite Christmas carols.  As I write I am thinking about the wording, "Joy
to the World, the Lord is come!  Let earth receive her King;  let every heart prepare Him room,  And Heaven and nature sing ... 
While Heaven and nature will sing about the birth of the Lord, I am convinced…

Added by Christine on December 1, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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