Showing posts from December, 2019

A Child Was Born

I am reminded with this lovely Christmas card that a Child was Born over 2000 years ago. "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel" - which means, "God with us."  Matt. 1:23 (niv) This is the best gift mankind could be given.  He came for each of us - no one is excluded.  May the miracle of His birth and God's love touch your heart this season. Have a blessed Christmas!  I will be seeing you in the New Year - God Willing! Hugs Debbie  

Christmas Carols

There are so many wonderful Christmas Carols that it is a challenge to say which one would be my favorite. "Silent Night", "The First Noel" ," Away in a Manger" are all well loved.  One though that seems to be especially uplifting is "Joy To The World".  It was written by a London pastor Isaac Watts.    I just recently read though that Mr. Watts did not have the birth of Christ in mind when he wrote this hymn.  He based the words on his interpretation of Psalm 98 which does not refer to the Lord's birth. How it became a Christmas carol remains a mystery.   I am sure though that it is a great favorite of many during this beautiful season of the year.  It is one of mine.   Hope you enjoy this lovely song performed by Celtic Women. "Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music, make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and sound of singing."   Psalm 98:4-5 (NIV) Have a joyful week

Holiday Madness

My hubby and I managed to avoid the holiday madness that takes place the day after Thanksgiving.  We spent time relaxing - enjoyed a lively game of Scrabble...a trip to the library and a delicious salad from Subway.   Whatever bargains were missed cannot hold a candle to the simple pleasure of  a quiet day savoring some relaxation before the Christmas Season arrives. Wishing all of you some peaceful time as well. Hugs Debbie "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on who his favor rests."   Luke 2:14 (NIV)