Contrary to other’s opinion Christmas is never over

Don’t Forget Jesus

Christmas is a special time
To reflect on Jesus Christ,
The wonder of His lowly birth
Brings meaning to our lives

There really is no other reason,
We celebrate this day,
The birth of God’s precious son
And the life, He willingly gave

But so much seems to distract us
In the busy-ness of our lives,
We lose our focus in all the happenings,
Not knowing, we leave out Christ

We lose sight of the true meaning
As we endlessly rush about,
Trying to find that perfect gift,
Seems to cloud our Saviour out

We need to stop and reflect awhile,
Remembering our precious Lord,
His birth, His life and sacrifice
And all that He stands for

For though the world may celebrate,
It seems, though, for other reasons,
Let’s keep in mind that Jesus Christ
Is the true meaning of the season.

© By M.S.Lowndes

Thank you for the Wisdom of those who are older

I have learned much from those older than I. I believe their wisdom is often overlooked and seldom appreciated. This is an example of the wit and lessons so many of us still need to learn.

By Mary Ready

You’re only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
To me, old age is always twenty years older than I am.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter
The man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.
Those who love deeply never grow old.
As a white candle in a holy place, so is the beauty of an aged face.
We didn’t stop dancing because we grew old; we grew old because we stopped dancing.
To avoid the grumpiness that sometimes accompanies aging, may we all- in the coming new year- continue dancing.

Every Day is Christmas

Every Day is Christmas

by Anonymous
 

Every day is Christmas
when you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness
and the sweetness it can find
When you don’t need an occasion,
to spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving,
of yourself throughout the year

Every day is Christmas,
with a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you to see the friendship,
in someone else’s eyes.
When you try a little harder,
and complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor
of the faith that you possess

Every day is Christmas,
when you’ve found that you can be
More concerned with words like “you”
and less with “I” and “me”.
When it’s fun to do a favor,
and to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less,
than when you understand

Every day is Christmas,
with a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn’t matter,
if you’re first or if you’re last
When you can face your conscience,
and be glad of what you are,
Then every day is Christmas,
with a stable and  star.

Complexity of being a Christian

“A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for one whom he has never seen. He talks familiarly every day to someone he cannot see, expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another, empties himself in order that he might be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, goes down in order to get up. He is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest and happiest when he feels worst. He dies so he can live, forsakes in order to have, gives away so he can keep, sees the invisible, hears the inaudible and knows that which passeth knowledge.”

A.W. Tozer

Need some prayers

Recently I took my first ministry position as children’s/youth director. For years I felt like I had a message to share and after waiting and praying, I finally would be able to share my faith. The church, at first, seemed so optimistic about these programs.

Then reality set in. The parents of our youth and children have put church and faith below a number of other priorities.  No matter what I try, I am met with a backlash of spiteful emails or texts. I keep thinking about how adversities are what strengthen faith. I know God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. But I so much want to retaliate against those who have nothing better to do than complain. Yet I know this is not the Christian way. If you are reading this can you say a quick prayer on our ministries behalf. Thank you.God Bless

I am one

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.Helen Keller