What Christmas is all About


Linus Van Pelt:“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.

–Charles Schultz

*Merry Christmas, all.  Thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤ Penny

And so It Begins… — Mitch Teemley


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Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, is the root of the word “adventure.” It means to finally arrive after a long journey. It is about Christ’s arrival. And ours. “One of the essential paradoxes of Advent: that while we wait for God, we are with God all along, that while we need to be […]

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Lives of Our Past


From 365promises.com

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I love the fact that he speaks of our old life in the past tense, telling us that we are now alive in Christ.  In Ephesians 2:13, we read that those who were once far away have now been brought close to God through the blood of Jesus. There is no separation between us and God any longer.