Sunday, December 1, 2013
For Sunday, December 1st, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2013
20 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
24 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
Luke 1:26-28, 31
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you… You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God
As season of Advent begins today, I’ll be sharing a verse a day of the Christmas story with you all and though out the Christmas season too. Advent is a time of preparing for Christmas and I have a lot of that to do. The actual Christmas season doesn’t begin until December 25th.
Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is coming to an end and all the family feasts are over many of us will get down to the business of preparing for Christmas. Many started decorating this weekend and lots already have their tree up. I’ve begun, but am not finished.
There will be lots of baking and gift making going on here for the next few weeks. But in the middle of it all is good to remember the reason for the season…Jesus is coming once more on Christmas Day!
I’ll be telling the old old story and preparing the way…
I hope you all enjoy a restful and relaxing Sunday.
COUNTING MY GIFTS
He said, I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,
Make straight the way of the Lord, as the prophet Isaiah said
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for this past year and have now reached my 1000 gifts. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1181. for a time of preparation
1182. for people to make gifts for
1183. for flour, sugar, butter and eggs, can’t make good cookies without them
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU !
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.
Matthew 3: 1-3
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…