Sunday, December 18, 2011

The importance of CHRISTmas!

~Luke 1:30-32 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His Name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the LORD God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David~

As my kids are growing a little bigger we are learning what Christmas should really mean to us. I am teaching them that Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of our saviour. It is fun to give gifts to each other but we really need to take time to praise Jesus and thank him for his ultimate sacrifice for us. Santa is a fun addition to the season but we should not focus more on Santa than Jesus. Thus the reason for the first picture on here. I think the Santa bowing down to Jesus is a nice idea to get the point across that " Jesus is the reason for the season".  So in closing I just want to remind you to take a moment in all the excitement of your Christmas to stop and Thank God for giving Jesus to us on that day!

~I pray each of you have a happy, safe, and fun filled Christmas!!

May God Bless you now and Always~

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Our Children

Good evening! This is my first ever blog postJ. My hope for starting a blog is to post a few blogs a week that can help to inspire not only the readers but myself as well.  I am going to start every blog with a bible verse. So here we goJ.

~Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble~

Children are our legacy. We will forever be remembered through our children, their children, and on down the line. Through the words we say and our actions every day. We need to make sure we are taking time every day to tell our children how much we love them and how valuable they are to us. Take time to play, laugh, and love them. I am as guilty as the next, with working a full time job outside the home. I am tired when I get home and it’s easy to say not now...just give me some time. Well before you know it the night has slipped away and everyone goes off to bed. We say oh well we will get to it tomorrow. Tomorrow comes and goes and before you know it, it could be a year, two, more!!

I heard about a teenager that took his own life and it breaks my heart to no end. I started to think about my children. Can you prevent such a tragedy from happening? Maybe we can maybe we can’t?! I don’t know that for sure. I made sure to tell my kids today how much I love them, how important their lives are to me, and how special they are. I tell them multiple times a day that I love them, but I don’t express how proud of them I am as much as I need to. Sure I tell them when they bring home a good paper I’m proud of you good job…but I don’t tell them out of the blue as much as I should. I tell them not to listen to what people say about them. They know different than what people say when they are being mean. I pray every night over my children; that God keep them close to him and let his light shine through them in everything they do. They are great kids and I pray that God shows me how to raise them in his light. I pray that they learn and never let go of God’s love.

~ Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~

I am a firm believer in this verse! I am a product of this very verse! I was raised to know God’s love and was in church all my life until I moved out on my own. I tried my own way for a few years and it didn’t work and now I have found my way back to God. I am a work in progress I guess you would say. But I am learning every day. I am trying to teach my children of that undying love God has for them so that they will not depart from it either!

I pray you have a blessed Evening J