Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends,

Tonight is Christmas Eve.  The most wonderous evening of the year.  I am only going to share a short reminder that you have until 12:00pm (Midnight) on Saturday (Eastern Time-US) to leave a comment to be eligible for the "Very Merry Christmas Blog Candy!"  The winner will be announced on Christmas Day!  You need to contact me by email before Saturday the 31st. (My email is on the right side--far down on the list.)

I pray you all have a God-filled evening and day tomorrow.  That you have friends or family to celebrate our Savior's birth with, and that you all are kept safe.  This is my first holiday season without Josh being here.  He will be graduating from the Air Force's Basic Military Training soon after the New Year.  I am praying that he will go to the service they have on base, and that he will make the most important decision in his give his life to Jesus, and ask Him to be his Lord and Savior.  Have a wonderful holiday.


This is my favorite Christmas Story Scriptures:

Luke 2:1-21 (KJV)
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into Heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


Merry Christmas and May God bless each of you!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas celebration, too, Traci.


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