July 27, 2017

This Week…Luke 2:8-14

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In the same region there were shepherds staying out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord flashed and shone around them, and they were terribly frightened. but the angel said to them,

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people. for this day in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (the Messiah).

And this will be a sign for you [by which you will recognize Him]: you will find a Baby wrapped in [swaddling] cloths and lying in a manger.”  Then suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host (angelic army) praising God and saying, “glory to God in the highest [heaven], and on earth peace among men with whom He is well-pleased.

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From Ann, Ahmee, Clella, Cynda, Tina, and myself…
we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!  
God bless you and keep you!

This week, here on the Seeking Him devotional blog, we have been encouraged by our writers to praise God and bring Him honor and glory… just as the angels did when they came to the shepherds to announce the Good News of the birth of the Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

In When the Glory of the Lord is Shown Upon You, Ann reminded us of our privilege and joy to testify of God’s glory…

“I therefore request us, brethren, to cry unto God to show us His glory in all aspects of life so that we can be able to testify to others.  How can we testify of His glory if we ourselves have not experienced it?  The shepherds experienced the glory.  (And, yes, they were terrified…just as the shepherds!)  But the angel said to them “do not be afraid” for he came with good news.  The testimony they had was “God brings good news.”  Trust me, God is bringing His glory in different ways and we will testify.  But I pray we will testify as we have experienced it and perceive it in Jesus’ Name.”

In God Draws Near, Clella encouraged us—through many examples—to take the opportunity we’ve been given to ‘go tell!’ others about our God and Lord Jesus…

“We may be small and insignificant from the world’s perspective, yet to God we are like the lowly shepherds–we are very important to Him. He is personal. He has drawn near to us by sending His Light, Jesus, to dwell in our hearts. During this Christmas, we have the wonderful opportunity to show others just what a personal God we love and serve by sharing Jesus—Emmanuel—with anyone who will listen.”

In Great Joy, Tina shared about recognizing the joy that we can have as we submit to God’s will…

“The fear of the Lord can also lead to great joy.  Just as Mary submitted to God’s will for her life to have His Son, we can submit to His authority for His will in our life.  Angels live among us today.  There are many examples of situations where people were suddenly moved away from a possible accident, or have been miraculously healed of a disease.  I have heard of these in my own church and from friends. God is alive and very active in our lives! (We just have to be willing to see.)”

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

cyndaChristmasgreetingCynda Collinger

For me, Christmas is all about family.  Ever since I was little Christmas always meant big family get-togethers.  When we moved to Colorado big family get-togethers became few and far between. Two years ago was the first time in several years we actually got to spend Christmas Day with both of our girls together. That was the year the little love in this picture was born on Christmas Eve. This year we will spend Christmas Day with him. We will see all our family this year, just not all at the same time. I miss our big family get-togethers. But there is one thing that ties us all together, either way.  We all celebrate the birth of the Christ Child – God in human form. The perfect gift for all mankind!

May joy and blessings be yours as we celebrate the birth of the sweet little Holy Child!

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Clella Fox

clellaChristmasgreetingclellaspicchristmasFrom our house to yours, Steve and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We pray that the Emmanuel of Christmas will be with you and yours throughout the year of 2014. Numbers 6:24-26.

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Megan Smidt

smidtsgreetingFrom our home to yours…. May the magic  of Christmas fill your heart and soul for the best Christmas ever!  Enjoy your family and friends and always live each moment intentionally showing love.

Love, The Smidt Family

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Teresa Bolme

In honor of the Child King born to save us all, our family wishes to serve and to love and spend time with Friends and Family this Holiday Season.

This is our “Christmas Offering” to each of you.

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Laura Pattillo

laurachristmasgreetingFrom Micheal, Laura, Thomas, and Nattie Grace:

We wish you a blessed Merry Christmas and blessed New Year!

Happy Holidays from the Heart of Dixie.

 

 

 

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Cheris Gaston

photoWe have so much to be thankful for this Christmas season and everyday! We thank God for sending His precious Son, Jesus, to be the Savior of the world! Let us always be in awe of His great love, and be so filled with it to the point it overflows from within us! Merry Christmas, friends!

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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Tonya Ellison

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Merry Christmas from the Ellison Family! In between baking, wrapping, unwrapping, family, fun and food, remember that Christ’s love for you is the best gift you can ever receive, and that showing love to another is the best gift you can give.

Merry Christmas!

 

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Laurie Ellis 

lauriegreeting (2)Merry Christmas from the Ellis’.  We pray you have a very Merry Christmas as you celebrate the joy of our Lord’s amazing birth. May His grace and peace be with you and your family in the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christi Wilson

christi wilsonMerry Christmas from the Wilson’s. May God bless you and your loved ones as we celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

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Coleen Hayden

2013-09-17 17.08.38If we were face to face right now, exchanging hugs and Christmas greetings, I imagine these would be some of the words that we would share with one another: God’s gift, little Child, humble birth, glory to God, angels singing, peace–love–joy, Savior, Redeemer…but the words that I would leave you with…in the end…would be ‘God loves you! and I do, too!’  Merry and blessed Christmas, friend!  May God bless you this Christmas and every day with His Love!  xo 

 

 

 

 

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Kim Golds

kimgreetingsMay you Be Blessed this Christmas season remembering the Truth ♥   A Savior who loved you and I so much that He was born in the humblest of circumstances only to then endure the cross, to save you and me… “For The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.. For those who live in a land of deep darkness a light will shine…. For a child is born to us, a son given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders… And he will be called Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace… His government and it’s peace will never end…”

Merry Christmas, sweet ladies, from my family to yours… Love and Blessings!!!  Kim

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Tina Marin

tinaspicgreetings2Merry Christmas from the Marin Family!  We pray that you all enjoy each other and remember the reason we celebrate this season—the Birth of Our Lord and Savior!  We are blessed with many friends and pray that you will be as well!

 

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Beverly McCormick

bevsfamilypicgreetingsMerry Christmas, everyone. From our family to yours. In each day of new beginnings with God, all things are possible. We are restored and renewed in a joyous awakening to the wonder that our lives are and, yet, can be. Love to you all as we begin and grow in an upcoming year!

 

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Girlfriends Coffee Hour

Merry Christmas

All of us here at Girlfriends Coffee Hour want to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will be taking this week off to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones.  We will be praying for you, and your loved ones.  May the good Lord bless your time together, and bring His amazing grace, peace, and agape love into your homes!

We’ll be back again next Sunday with more news about our upcoming 2013 studies!  

Until then, God bless you & your loved ones!!

Christi, Megan, and the GCH Leadership Team

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