Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Birth of Jesus
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
(This was the first census that took place
while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
And everyone went to his own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David,
because he belonged to the house and line of David.
He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
"Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him,
they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Praise God we have a Saviour!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
(I took this photo yesterday with my NEW Camera!!!!!)
This biker is a tiny dot in the first picture
Not a tiny feat...big hill
It took this rider a good while to make it to the top
no time to glide back down....
then he would head back up again, and again
Such a good feeling to accomplish a goal!
I'm dedicated to my goal of keeping my weight down
and trying to make wise choices
Still, I can do more...
"I can do all things though Christ
who strengthens me"...
A brand new year...
Fresh beginnings...do overs...
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Last Week I threw out worrying,
It kept me from being me;
I threw out a book on MY PAST
Replaced it with NEW GOALS,
I threw out hate and bad memories,
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,
Brought in some new books too,
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
I ran across an OLD FRIEND,
His name is GOD the Father,
He helped me to do some cleaning
Like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,
I picked up this special thing
I FOUND IT-
Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble
It's good to do a little house cleaning,
It sure makes things brighter;
BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE ELSE!!!!
May the Lord open the windows
out a blessing
May the Lord bless you
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Seems like I'm the video queen lately....
I've had so much to say and no time to say it!
I believe in Christmas....
I see it in my grand children's eyes
Warm hugs from friends
Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah
A store clerk looking me in the eye and saying "Merry Christmas!" with feeling
Familiar ornaments and decorations...the Creche...baby Jesus
I believe in Christmas
The Wise Men