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The Light of The World

Posted 12-15-2010 at 09:35 PM by caninemom3
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Long Before There Was A Cross,
One Tiny Heart
Beat With The Purest Love
The World Would Ever Know.

And Two Faithful People
Carried That Love To Bethlehem
So It Might Be Born
In Every Heart One Day.

When The World Had Forgotten
The ONE Who Created Every Man,
Three Kings Remembered And Came
To Kneel Before
The Author Of Their Lives.

And Seekers Everywhere
Set Out To Find HIM,
Drawn By The Radiant Light
Of His Love.

Long Before We Knew His Name,
He Cherished EVERY ONE Of us --
Before His Tiny Lips Spoke A Word,
He Knew Us By Heart.

And This Time Called Christmas
Is Our Chance To Give Him
The Greatest Gift We Could Offer In Return-
The Gift Of Ourselves.

Wishing You The Joy
Of Living In His Love
At Christmas And Always.

Paige DeRuyscher

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Have you ever really read A Christmas Carol???

Posted 12-15-2010 at 11:06 AM by Jeff Westover (A Merry Blog)

My 20-hour days of December usually end with a few moments with a good book. This year I have dedicated my December reading to A Christmas Carol.

I love Dickens but must admit to never having spent much time on the text of A Christmas Carol because I knew the story so well, thanks to all the movie versions I grew up with.

But having put about a week into now I have to tell you: READ IT.

A few weeks ago as a family we were discussing how we could do a few things different this year and one of the ideas that came up was an expansion upon our tradition of acting out the Nativity story as read in Luke 2. We do that every year and will do that this year, too:



But we thought it would be some fun to try something a little more complex and with a few more characters. Beyond the lessons of the story comes the fun of the experience and my kids can be wildly creative....
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The Season Is Upon Us (more lunchtime poetry)

Posted 12-15-2010 at 07:08 AM by rodmonster

The Season Is Upon Us
By V. Rodney Harrison Jr. – 12-14-2010

As the winter chilled winds gust even stronger,
And the frosty temperature continues to descend.
Once again my eager mind becomes familiar,
As if finally returning - was a long lost friend.

The blessed season of generosity has returned,
A time of care for our struggling - fellow man.
Time to share with the world ones peace and good will,
And to bring to all around all the joy that we can.

A tranquil smile extends across my content face,
As memories from my childhood warm me from within.
Of anticipation for the arrival of the beloved Saint Nick,
And of the account of our Savior who had no room at the Inn.

Warm cider and hot chocolate enjoyed by a cozy fire,
Plump marshmallows and chestnuts roasting close in hand.
Majestic gifts from the heart being given to one another,
Completed with mistletoe...
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The Four Candles

Posted 12-13-2010 at 03:15 PM by caninemom3
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[B]The Four Candles burned slowly. Their Ambiance was so soft you could hear them speak...[/B]

[B]The first candle said, "I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit."[/B]

[B]Then Peace's flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely.[/B]

[B]The second candle says, "I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable."[/B]

[B]Then Faith's flame slowly diminishes and goes out completely.[/B]

[B]Sadly the third candle spoke, "I Am Love and I haven't the strength to stay lit any longer." "People put me aside and don't understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them."[/B]

[B]And waiting no longer, Love goes out completely.[/B]

[B]Suddenly...[/B]

[B]A child enters the room and sees the three candles no longer burning.[/B]

[B]The child begins to cry, "Why are you not burning?...
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Love and Loss at Christmas

Posted 12-13-2010 at 08:56 AM by Jeff Westover (A Merry Blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 09:05 AM by Jeff Westover

He was a man sometimes overlooked. That happens a lot to people in wheelchairs. For more than 30 years he battled with MS. A body that once loved to play basketball and, in its youth, engaged in competitive sports had fully rebelled. But the man inside the body was not bitter. He was a cheerful “old soul” – a man who simply wouldn’t or couldn’t be put down. His name was Randy.

I would see him primarily at church where he would sit in the back, in his wheelchair, each week, greeting those who walked by with big smiles and a hearty hello. Occasionally I would be called upon to teach a class and Randy was always there with an engaged mind and a willingness to participate. I loved hearing him speak up, if only because his perspective usually sharpened the point I was trying to make.


In good weather Randy would drain the batteries on his wheelchair, thrilling in the speed he could achieve as he raced up and down the street. I once asked him why he did that...
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