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Monday, December 15, 2008
Love is Patient
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Friday, December 12, 2008
2. Real tree or Artificial? ....Artificial.
3. When do you take the tree down? ...6th January
4. How do you like your eggnog? .... Never tried
5. Do you have a nativity scene? .... Yes, we have two.
6. Describe this year's Christmas cards? ....Hand-made
7. Favorite Christmas Movie? ...I don't have a favourite one.
8. When do you start shopping for Christmas? .... Sometimes too early, sometimes too late.
9. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? ....Well...yes.
10. Lights on the tree? .... Yes, lots of multicolour lights.
11. Favorite Christmas song (s)? I love them all.
12. Angel on the tree top or a star? ....We usually have angels or trees but this year we have a Santa Claus!!!
13. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? ....Christmas Eve
14. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? .... people who hate Christmas.
15. Favorite ornament theme or color? .... Angels.
16. What do you want for Christmas this year? ....I would love to get pregnant but it's just a dream.
17. Favorite thing about Christmas? Love
18. What decoration do you put on your door? A different one every year. This year we have bows, a santa and an angel.
19. What strange gift have you bought this year? No strange gifts
20. Do you buy Christmas stuff the day after? No.
Now it's your turn---leave me a comment if you do it.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
- We all want to have the perfect Christmas: we want to buy the perfect presents, we want to host the perfect party and we want to do everything that it is on our Christmas list. But we don't have to. There is nothing perfect and we have to be realistic about this. And there's no problem at all if we don't do everthing that is on the list. We should consider other options, do what is possible and relax. And always spend within a budget because if we go into debt to buy Christmas presentes, we will have another reason to feel stressed at the beginning of the new year.
- Many people face Christmas alone and saddened for many reasons: divorce, no friends, old age, no children at home... But again, we can do something to change this.
- get busy with other activities at home.
- go to your church and look for parties and groups of people who are in the same situation as you.
- phone your family and friends and invite them to visit you.
- volunteer to help someone who is in a worse situation.
- And PRAY.
3. When we have lost our loved ones, we don't feel happy and we don't want to celebrate. Sometimes we even feel guilty because we think we are disrespecting the memory of the loved ones that passed on. When this happens, we have to pray for God to help us not feel this way and honour the memory of our loved ones by enjoying the present and celebrating Christmas.
We should never forget that the most important thing about Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and our relationship with Him. And as we grow older, we should count our blessings and not the sad facts of our lives.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb.
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
From the kitchen...We had a delicious meal but now I have to wash the dishes.
My daughter's drawing in the computer.
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