December 24, 2010

This Christmas...

~gaze upon the Star that leads you to The Savior of all mankind, Jesus Christ.

~quietly treasure in your heart, as Mary did, the amazing things the Lord has done for you this past year...

~celebrate the home you live in and reflect on Jesus' humble birth place.

~sing along with the angels: 

"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all
   whom God favors.  "Luke 2:14

~never forget that Jesus told us to come to Him as a child, no matter how old we are!  He delights in us enjoying the things children enjoy; simple pleasures.

~lavish on others from the abundance of blessings you've been given by our gracious God...
"for the Law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)

~worship Him as the wise men did so long ago and give Him your very best gift, your heart.

~remember Christmas isn't about giving gifts, it's about Jesus being born to die for your sins; there is no other reason for this celebration.

~take time to notice the little ones...*

~keep in mind that big gifts sometimes come in small sizes...(a bed set for the twins 'guy house' daddy built two years ago!  Complete with a fitted sheet, a pillowcase, and a bedspread!)

~taste and see that the Lord is good (and so are cookies made from scratch!)...

~pray for family far away from you and the Father's heart, reminding Daddy God of His promise to send His angels to care for those who will receive salvation...our loved ones!
Hebrews 1:14

~allow the Spirit of God to set your heart ablaze with His love

May the graciousness of our God overwhelm you as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and he will be called Immanuel
(meaning, God is with us)."  Matthew 1:23

*this little girl was sitting so sweetly in a Dollar Tree cart with her puppy next to her just as sweet and calm...I had to take a picture!


Caroline said...

Happy Christmas Daune to you and your family! May God continue to bless you in abundance during 2011
All the very best from Caroline and family

Hollinger Family said...

Simply & irresistably beautiful,
I adore the pics of the grandparents baking cookies!
Blessings to you & yours,


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