Monday, December 26, 2011

Who Would You Be?

Dear Friends~

I pray that everyone has had a wonderful, God-filled Christmas!  What an exciting time of year.  I keep thinking of what it would have been like to be a shepherd in the field...and to receive the message from God's angel. The message of our Savior's birth!  It must have been the most terrifying and exciting and wonderful thing to ever happen int heir life!  I wonder if the shepherds just left their sheep where they were, the sheep that they cared for so carefully day after day, or if they took off to find this babe in swaddling clothes in a manger?  Or did they take the sheep with them on this long trek?  I don't know, it just makes me think about them and their lives so much. 

If you could be anyone in the Christmas Story who would it be...and it you would, how about telling us why?  This could be so much fun to share about in the comment section!

I wish I had the faith and righteous nature of Joseph.  It must have been so horrible for him to be faced by the other men in the Village, when his wife to be was pregnant by someone else.  Well, that's what they thought, I think.  They all must have thought that his wife-to-be was cheating on him, and that Joseph must not have been much of a husband-to-be.  Joseph did everything he was questions asked, no argueing his side of things.  He did what he was told...and he was rewarded by being the father of the Savior of the World.

I have a bit of news to share.  Michele will be unable to continue writing the "Precious Women of God--This Includes You!" in the future.  At least for a few months. She is fine...just extremely busy, and has been working with us for a long while now.  I would love it if one of you would like to join our team and pick up with Michele's posts. Even temporarily. I have material that would be informative to help, and I could point you in the direction of some very helpful websites.  You would type it up...I will help as much as you want...and you would email it to me a week before the 3rd Friday (when it is posted), and I will post it on the blog for you!  The purpose of the post is to share about the woman of your choice from the Bible, and to get us to think about whether: We would have done what that woman did or not? Would we want to be like her?  What qualities did she have that were admirable?  Was there anything you would change about her if you were her?  These are a few of the questions that you could pose to your readers.  Please take a look at some of Michele's can find them on the right side in red...look for "Precious Women of God--This Includes You!" and click to read her post of the month.  Go ahead and read a couple and see if this is something you would like to do---once a month, as a way to serve the Lord.  If you find yourself interested, email me at: and I will answer any questions you may have, and offer any help! This would really be a great way to serve the Lord, and help me out, too.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

1 comment:

  1. I am wishing Michele well. She has a lot on her plate right now. God bless you and keep you!

    Traci- great post. I have thought how wonderful it would have been to be there at my Savior's Birth.


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