I Am Getting Ready For Christmas

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    Naughty Or Nice ?

    I found this at Mashable Comics  illustrated by Kiersten Essenpreis, 
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    26-30
    Dec 24, 2011

    Spirit Of Christmas

    when pretty Christmas trees and colored lights,decorations are on display ..colors change the city streets. when you see smiles instead of frowns,pass you by there's a chill in the air warmed by feelings we all share lets us know it's that time of year it's the spirit...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Dec 6, 2009

    It Is Here !! Merry Christmas To My Ep Friends And Foe, Advent Prayer

      Father, we are so happy to be your children and to know that we will have an eternal home in heaven with you. Home is such abeautiful word, and how can we even begin to imagine your home--its splendor, its joy, its peace and comfort and love. Help us to open our home to...
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    26-30
    Dec 25, 2011

    The Chaplain's Banana Rum Cake

    In getting ready for Christmas I will share with you my favorite cake to make and serve. I am baking today ...............The Chaplain's Banana Rum Cake 1 c pecans, finely chopped, toasted 1 (18 oz) package yellow cake mix 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix 4 eggs 1 c...
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    26-30
    1 Response Dec 20, 2011

    Christmas 2011

    The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. -Luke 2:20 At the birth of Jesus, amidst the dirt and straw of a stable, millennia of promises, prophecies, and hopes were fulfilled. In the...
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    26-30
    Dec 25, 2011

    Cooking, Giving, Laughing And Love

    Its official Christmas morning.  I've been watching Norad.org with my children all day.  We've tracked Santa's whereabouts and I rushed them off to bed when he was nearing our city.    My baby boy was fast asleep before I could turn off the lights.  My...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Dec 25, 2009

    We Have Celebrated The Advent...now We Move Focus On The Reason For The Season

    The Son of God Became the Son of Mankind ..so that the sons and daughters of mankind could become daughters and sons of God...  John 1:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV) The Word became    a human being    and lived here with us.    We saw...
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    Dec 26, 2011

    God Will Come To Save....he Has Come ....

    In a prophecy Isaiah said that the coming Messiah would heal people and perform other miracles. When Jesus came, he did all the things that Isaiah had talked about hundreds of years before. Isaiah 35:1-10 1 The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will...
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    26-30
    Dec 15, 2011

    Jesus

    She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. - Luke 2:7 Sometimes a name is just a name, and sometimes a name captures someone perfectly. The ancients inclined to choose names carefully, so as to make a...
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    26-30
    Dec 9, 2011

    The Story Of Silent Night, Stille Nacht

     The phrase repeats itself over and over again in his mind: Silent night, holy night, Stille nacht, heilige nacht. Father Joseph Mohr, Parish Priest It's the first line from a poem this young Austrian priest had written two years before. Now he can't get the phrase out...
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    1 Response Dec 14, 2011

    The Story Of Silent Night, Stille Nacht

       The phrase repeats itself over and over again in his mind: Silent night, holy night, Stille nacht, heilige nacht. Father Joseph Mohr, Parish Priest It's the first line from a poem this young Austrian priest had written two years before. Now he can't get the phrase...
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    26-30
    Dec 14, 2011

    Shepherds

    And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby keeping watch over their flocks at night. - Luke 2:8 It may seem like a stretch of the imagination, but try it anyway: If you were God, and could announce the arrival of the savior of humanity, would you send your...
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    2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

    I Watched A Movie

    Just last night, I watched A Miricale On 34th Street for the first time ever last night.  It was the loveliest and sweetest movie ever. It was the new version and I loved to scene where Santa Claus talked in Sign Lauguage to the little girl. I cried. Anyway, I have started...
    Wombatbobby Wombatbobby
    13-15
    Nov 15, 2009

    Counselor

    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6 "What is the baby's name?" The people in Bethlehem who had heard of a baby born...
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    26-30
    Dec 14, 2011

    First year wrapping kids Christmas gifts by

    myself without my spouse . The wrapping job looks like hell...like I kicked them across the yard and wrapped them in a drunken stupor. Ah well...that's what happens in a separation...us Dad get to learn how to wrap gifts their way and whilst not pretty it did take me about 5min...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    Light

    For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. - Luke 2:30-32 The winter solstice on December 21, the darkest day of the year, means for many of us who live...
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    Dec 23, 2011
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    Dec 13, 2014

    Gifts

    I adore Christmas. It's jolly, peaceful, warm in spite of all the cold outside, light, and loving. I just made an order for what I'm going to get my boyfriend... can't wait! I know he'll love it! I'm browsing cosmetics catalogs hoping to find something for my mom, maternal...
    naranja naranja
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2009

    Soul

    "My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. -Luke 2:46-47 One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to live with a shrunken understanding of God, a shrunken soul. This is the perfect reason to take Christmas seriously, as our best hope for...
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    26-30
    Dec 13, 2011

    Bridging The "great Divide": Hanukkah And Christmas

    Shalom, (peace) from beautiful, sparkling, town of Rockwall,TX ! I don’t know about you, but the Hanukkah-Christmas season is my favorite time of year. For these few weeks, even the most Orthodox Jewish New Yorker or the most secular non-believer of any background cannot help...
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    26-30
    Dec 24, 2011

    Stressful that it begins sooner

    and sooner every year. I seem to always be caught off guard by it and driving myself insane trying to do all that I can possible to make it better for the ones that I love and I adore. Yet I feel as if it doesn't make a difference. I feel hopeless
    UndergroundPineapple UndergroundPineapple
    31-35, F
    Nov 30, 2015

    Almost Celebrate! Week For Christmas :-)

    Celebrate! Week I am into the full swing of the holiday season, prepared (or nearly so) for a great holiday with family and friends. During Celebrate! Week, I complete all gift shopping, mail Christmas cards, plan to go to parties and put the finishing touches on holiday...
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    26-30
    Dec 14, 2011

    Christmas Callage

     Kathy Mattea's skillful weaving of Chrismas carols are paired with images of Christmas. This is the time of the year when the whole world sings the Savior's songs. Rejoice! 
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    26-30
    Dec 24, 2011

    I Am Putting Up The Christmas Tree Early

    My husband said it is bad luck to put up the Christmas tree so soon.  I told him...TOUGH LOL. Today is the only time I am able to sort the Christmas decorations before leaving for Vietnam tomorrow early morning to do my Christmas shopping. I would like to share with you my...
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    26-30
    14 Responses Nov 15, 2009

    Everlasting Father

    And he will be called...Everlasting Father. -Isaiah 9:6 What a remarkable string of names in Isaiah 9:6! Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Now, these were radical statements indeed, and they described the one who was coming to rule heaven and...
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    2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

    Christmas Cheer Is Here!

    I so enjoy Christmas..as a good time of kindness,forgiving,charitable,pleasant time.the only time i know of ,in the long calender of the year when men and women,children seem by one constant to open up their hearts freely. i believe that this time a year can heal hearts that open...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Dec 6, 2009

    Mighty God

    And he will be called...Mighty God. - Isaiah 9:6 In the Old Testament, some of the prophecies about Christ are mysterious statements. They were so bold and so large that they were treasured through the generations, until they were fulfilled and finally understood. Isaiah's...
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    1 Response Dec 17, 2011

    Government

    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders...and of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness...
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    26-30
    Dec 16, 2011

    I started to decorate my condo with christmas

    decors...and realized that im just alone in the house... it just made me feel sad haist.
    reginald0226 reginald0226
    41-45, M
    Dec 15, 2013

    Aww Xmas All Over Mastreagain

     i love xmas. And I'm very close to my family. Cant wait for the xmas parties.. Lol.. I just bought myself a new x mas tree. I'm sporting a pink one this year.yaaayyy.. I love the color pink. I figure i'd be rocking it with some white  and red ornaments.. and cool neon...
    slickchickeli slickchickeli
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2009

    Bethlehem

    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. -Luke 2:4 Bethlehem was like any other town in the hills of Judea. Yet, it was the birthplace of the greatest king of Israel...
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    26-30
    Dec 12, 2011

    Eve

    While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born. - Luke 2:6 On the night before Jesus was born, the shepherds would have seen the night sky the way they had seen it thousands of times before. That was a quiet night, in stark contrast to the following night, when an...
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    26-30
    Dec 24, 2011

    Star

    They went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. - Matthew 2:9-10 In Psalm 19, David gives voice to the stars: The heavens declare the glory of God...
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    26-30
    Dec 20, 2011

    Prince

    And he will be called...Prince of Peace - Isaiah 9:6 In ancient times, princes, whether they desired it or not, often became warriors. Rulers of nations may talk about peace, but nothing is more elusive than peace. And so, when Isaiah talked about a child who would be born, a...
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    1 Response Dec 20, 2011

    Joseph

    This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public...
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    26-30
    Dec 6, 2011

    Haven't even bought half my presents

    and Christmas is tomorrow! Im so lazy to give presents to people I don't really give a **** about, lol. To be honest, I don't like the pressure there is to give someone a present, just to be nice. Even if they're family. I think if you domt feel like buying presents, then that...
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    26-30
    Dec 24, 2014

    Immanuel

    All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"-which means, "God with us." -Matt. 1:22-23 My wife and I have only seriously lost track of our young son once...
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    Dec 12, 2011
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