Friday December 25, 2009

So Christmas Day has arrived!! We are about to get busy with stockings, cinnamon rolls, reading, singing, and gifts. Then we will pack up the car and head to the country for more food and gifts and fellowship. Although we have a Brown Christmas (as opposed to a White Christmas) this year, the weather is great for driving and maybe even a hike – maybe. 🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours! The Lord be with you!

Luke 2:11-21

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Happy Third Christmas, Covenant! Happy First Christmas, Glory & Promise & Peace!

We know you are enjoying the heralds of the angels, and we look forward to rejoicing with you!

We miss you, but we praise God for His faithfulness. Merry Christmas, babies. Mommy & Daddy & Brother love you.

“First Christmas”

I hear that on the Earth below
This is a special season
With lights and songs and gifts and such,
And Jesus is the reason!

In the place I would have lived
Are strings of light that blink and shine,
But you should see the light up here
That glows from Jesus all the time!

In the place I would have lived
Carols play, and special songs,
But you should hear the music that
The angels sing here all day long!

In the place I would have lived,
Gifts are giv’n on Christmas Day,
But you should feel the joy we feel
Because God’s gift is here to stay!

In the place I would have lived,
Tears have flowed because I’m gone.
My family wishes I were there
To see and hear and feel it all.

But in this place where I now live,
It’s Christmas all day, all year long,
And the sights and sounds I’d see with them
Are pure, unblemished by all wrong.

So on this day that would have been
My first Christmas on the Earth,
Mama, Daddy, you need to know
I’m celebrating Jesus’ birth!

When you sing songs to worship Him,
I’m singing with the angels, too.
I’m never closer than when we all
Praise Him for our life anew.

I know that life began for me
Sooner than you thought it would.
I know your hearts are hurting now,
And you would change things if you could.

But in this place, where you’ll come, too,
We’ll be together, twenty-four seven.
And there will be no more good-byes
When we celebrate Christmas together – in heaven!

~written by my friend Kristi; Dec 2009~

And for one last Christmas thing… you’ve absolutely got to see this!!


5 Replies to “Friday December 25, 2009”

  1. I have no clue, Stef! Drives me batty. Hubby is a computer guy though, so I will try to remember to ask him. I might update frequently, but sure not every four hours! lol. I know it’s annoying in peoples’ feeds. Do you have any other xanga feeds? I wonder if it’s all xanga sites, or if it’s truly something about my setup. I’ll try to look into it so it’s less annoying. 🙂
    And yes, we had a lovely Christmas. The Lord is good.
    Happy third day of Christmas! 🙂

  2. No, you’re the only Xanga feed I have. I noticed it does it in everyone’s feeds though; updates every 4 hours. Its possibly every time someone hits your site? But Jason thinks Xanga’s feed is just broken. Oh well. If anything it keeps us all checking frequently 🙂 

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