Today Is Election Day

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Vote for Jesus, He keeps His promises!

Party Favors

I am hosting Christmas dinner at my house this year. Since Christmas is the day that we celebrate Jesus’ birthday, I guess you can say that I am throwing him a birthday party!

Everyone at a birthday party usually gets a party favor and they always go along with the party theme.

Since we are celebrating the birth of our Savior, I know that the party favors need to be very meaningful yet fun.

When I saw this wonderful idea on Pinterest from Lily Fashion I knew that it would be perfect for my party favors.

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I didn’t have as much room on my Christmas letterhead, so I had to shorten the
message, but it still gets the point across.

May these sweets help you celebrate Jesus, the very sweetest gift of all…

A candy-cane, shaped like a shepherd’s staff, to remind you that Jesus came to be your Good Shepherd (John 10:11).
A gold-wrapped Rolo, shaped like a crown, to remind you that Jesus is the King of Kings (Revelation 19:16).
A Dove, a symbol for peace, to remind you that Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
A Starlight mint, to remind you that Jesus is the Light of the World (John 8:12).
An Almond Joy, to remind you that Jesus is the source of joy (John 15:11).
A Hershey Kiss, to remind you that Jesus loves you (John 3:16).

Wishing you a Christmas filled with His sweetness!

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Thank Lily for this wonderful idea and
Thank you Jesus for the gift of eternal life!

In The Arms of Jesus

My heart goes out to the families in CT.

I pray that they will be able to find some peace this holiday season in the midst of such sorrow!

The one true comfort is knowing that those precious children are in the arms of Jesus!

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My niece emailed me this poem and I thought I would share it with you.

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air,
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”

Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound,
“come now my children, let me show you around.”
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Christmas Decorations

I love love love decorating the house for Christmas!

My tree is decorated with the different shades of greens and blues with some silver added in. I have always had an angel for a topper ( as if she is watching over everything).

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I also put an angel in every room . I used to use snowmen, but I just feel like the angels add a special feel and they’re pretty too!

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I always want to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior! On a shelf in the living room, I display a figurine of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus along with this “Happy Birthday, Jesus” plate I painted at a ceramic shop.

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I have been seeing lots of decorations using red and white and I am really loving them! I have decided to use those colors in my kitchen and dining room this year. I even painted pots that hold poinsettias to look like Santa suits.

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But to keep Jesus front and center, I am going to display this picture. I am having trouble with my printer at the moment so I haven’t printed it out yet. I got the picture from this free Jesus pictures Website and I added the wording. I just love this!

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You see these ” I believe” signs everywhere at Christmas time. Sadly, they are meant to be for Santa instead of Jesus.

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I made this a few years ago and It stays there year round!

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I want everyone who enters my home to know that

THIS FAMILY BELIEVES!

Regifting

My pastor was on vacation this Sunday so the family pastor filled in for him. His sermon was on regifting. He was speaking about families and how we raise our children is our legacy. We need to gift our children with the knowledge of the Gospel.

Well, that got me thinking! We ALL should be regifting!

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God has given us the greatest gift of all. The gift of salvation!

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

If ever there is a gift that should be regifted, this is the ONE!

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As Christians, we are called to witness to others:

Mark 16:15 says And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

And Romans 10:17 Tells us that faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

So, this Christmas season, when you are making your Christmas list, don’t forget to REGIFT!