God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.
— Mother Teresa
-Joan Wester Anderson AUTHOR
:“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not:”
“for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown] That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
*Merry Christmas, all. Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny
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I have a friend who went through a pretty rough decade. She lost a son by suicide, her husband after twenty-five years and her godly father passed. I remember calling her when her father was failing and I asked her how she was doing. She said she was hanging on. Then she said two words that have stuck with me…this 24. She explained to me that she only had to live this 24 hours. She held on to her faith through everything she was going through one day at a time. When she was deep in the valleys, she held on to God’s hand moment by moment, hour by hour and day by day.
I took her advice to heart. When I walked through valleys, I reminded myself of her words…this 24. I then tried to push back the angst about tomorrow and…
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The twinkling stars shine down on you. Do you have a favorite you wish upon too? Mine is that little one, I think it might be flawed. It's the one I watch when I talk to God. My wish for you on this cool, clear night That you're showered with love and God's guiding light. No matter where you roam in this big world of ours You'll always be under my same set of stars. Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson *I don't often write rhyming poetry. But the first two verses of this one came to me and rhymed so beautifully that I just had to make the entire poem rhyme. I hope you enjoyed it. Penny
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