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Merry Christmas Peace on Earth Good Will Toward Men
     
We Celebrate His Spirit The Season is called Christmas We Celebrate His Birth link ...

    

"For to us a child is born
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isa 9:6

 

     
"I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams."
Bing sings 'White Christmas' Bing sings 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

 
This was sent by Denise Layfield - Merry Christmas

Some of the items previously posted here were third party ites and are no longer available

 
A New Christmas Video from         Count Your Blessings         Sandi and Larry Esworthy
     

From the Drifters With Clyde McPhatter - White Christmas link

 

3rd Graders Thank You to the Troops link

     
From Marge Knierim - Video: It's Called Christmas With a Capital 'C' link   Proud to Be an American link, link and link
     
     

 
Something Nice From Bill Gaither: A Letter from Jesus about Christmas --
 

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.
 
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 that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.
 
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8 link.
 
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:
 
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.
 
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
 
3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.
 
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.
 
5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
 
6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless?  Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
 
7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families
 
8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
 
9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
 
10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.
 
Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember : I LOVE YOU, JESUS


 
Here are a few Christmas trees from around the world ... Courtesy of Linda Tate Nelson
   
Capitol Christmas tree in Washington D.C. is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren  Venice's Murano Island renowned throughout the world or its quality glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world
   
The Gothic facades of Prague's Old Town Square Moscow celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7
   

St. Peter's Square in Rome hosts a nativity scene

Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette - in Paris

Merry Christmas from the Millers - 2009

 

 

The Millers' Merry Christmas Wish of 2010


This is a note from Harold Cazier

GOD Is Busy

If you don't know GOD, don't make stupid remarks!

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist, and a member of the ACLU.


One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, 'GOD if you are real then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 min.' The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am GOD, I'm still waiting.'

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.

The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, 'What in the world is the matter with you?  'Why did you do that?'

The Marine calmly replied, 'GOD was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot ... So HE sent me.'

The classroom erupted in cheers!


Dancing With God 


When I meditated on the word  Guidance, 
I kept seeing 'dance' at the end of the word. 
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. 
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. 
The movement doesn't flow with the music, 
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. 
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, 
both bodies begin to flow with the music. 
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back 
or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.... 
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. 
The dance takes surrender, willingness, 
and attentiveness from one person 
and gentle guidance and skill from the other. 
My eyes drew back to the word  Guidance. 
When I saw 'G': I thought of God, followed by 'u' and 'i'.. 
'God, 'u' and 'i' dance...' 
God, you, and I dance. 
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust 
that I would get  guidance about my life. 
Once again, I became willing to let God lead. 
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings 
and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday. 
May you abide in God, as God   abides in you. 
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead 
and to guide you through each season of your life. 
This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. 
If God has done anything for  you in your life, 
please share this message with someone else. 
There is no cost but a lot of rewards; 
so let's continue to pray for one another. 
And I Hope You Dance !

Contributed by Marilyn Schmitt Harris


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From Zandra Morris: My Wish to You!

Today ... I  wish you a day of ordinary miracles - A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to make yourself. An unexpected phone call from an old friend. Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.

I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in ... The fastest line at the grocery store. A  good sing along song on the radio. Your  keys right where you look.

I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny  feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare. I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.

They say it takes a minute to  find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them. If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in too much of a hurry and that you've probably forgotten your friends. Take the time! Wishing  you the very best for 2010

 
 

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