Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas

A passage not related to Christmas but one that has a message this season ….

Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

At Christmas we worry about many things — food preparations, gifts, decorations, etc … all that has its place but we need to understand a line needs to be drawn and a declaration made that says …. 

I’m not going to let anything that will ultimately mean nothing keep me from experiencing what means everything!!

Only one thing is needed …. the PRESENCE of JESUS this Christmas!! 

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Humor – December 23

Do you know what would have happened if it had been three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men?

They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.

One Liner
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

Thought for the Day
Luke 1:35
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy–the Son of God.

Humor – December 22

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family for Christmas. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?”

The stock boy replied, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”

One Liner
Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind & heart.

Thought for the Day
Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Humor – December 21

THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:
1) You believe in Santa Claus.

2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus

One Liner
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

Thought for the day
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.  Luke 2:8-11

Humor – December 20

Top Ten Gift Comments – part 2  

What do you say when you get a gift you *Really Don’t Like*.

5. “You know what? — I’m going to find a special place to put this!”

4. “Boy, you don’t see craftsmanship like that every day!”

3. “And it’s such an interesting color too!”

2. “You say that was the last one? Am I ever glad that you snapped that baby up!”

And the number one thing to say about the Christmas gifts you didn’t like is: “You shouldn’t have! I mean it — you really shouldn’t have!”

One LINER
Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth; Goodwill to Men; and Batteries not included.

Thought for the day
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2

 

Humor – December 19

Top Ten Gift Comments – part 1  

What do you say when you get a gift you *Really Don’t Like*.

10. “Well, well, well, now, there’s a gift!”

9. “No, with all the hostile takeovers this year, I missed the big Ronco/K-Tel/Ginsu merger. Would you just look at that! What will they think of next?!”

8. “Hey, as long as I don’t have to feed it, or clean up after it, or put batteries in it, I’m happy!”

7. “No, really, I didn’t know that there was a Chia Pet tie! Oh, wow! It’s a clip-on too!”

6. “You know, I always wanted one of these! Jog my memory — what’s it called again?”

One LINER
“There’s only two more days to procrastinate before Christmas.”

Thought for the day
Luke 1:26-32
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”