Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas!!

Luke 2:8-18
8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. 18 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


   Wow I guess it's been awhile since my last post.  Where does the time go?  Christmas is only 1 week away from today.  I remember when I was a little girl it felt like forever for Christmas to get here.  But as an adult it seems to come so fast.  It seems like every year time gets shorter and shorter.  I know that's not true but it feels that way.  Why is that? We still have 365 days in a year, 24 hours in a day.  I have been reminded lately what am I doing with the time that God has so blessed me with?  We have so many things from technology to help us to clean faster, cook faster, find information faster, and yet it seems a lot of us including my self struggle to get it all done.  Struggle to find the time alone with God, time alone just hanging out with our kids,  time alone with my husband, time to get my house in order, time to cook a home cooked meal,  or even time to shop for Christmas.  Satan would like nothing more than for us to stay so busy and so stressed out that we lose focus not only on God but what He has for our lives as well as what He has called us to do.  God brought this to my mind this morning as I was laying in bed thinking of what all I need to get done today.   "Amy I have equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny". 
I want to fulfill what He wants, I want to do what He has called me to do.  I want to lay down my schedule & stresses and take hold of what He has planned for me and my family.  I know His ways are great & perfect. I know with Him all things are possible.  I choose to focus on whats important this CHRISTmas season, my Savior & my family and I know He will let everything else fall in to place.