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Ever go Christmas caroling–on a BUS? I remember bundling up, climbing aboard a church bus and trailing around the town–stopping at homes, gathering on front porches, singing our hearts out to happy listeners, climbing back on the bus and back to church for our well-deserved earthly reward–FOOD, of course! Whew! Long sentence–and lots of fun memories!
Then there was the morning I had my own personal, special delivery SOLO carol – placed in my heart by the Holy Spirit, who knew I really needed a song! It wasn’t a Christmas carol you’ll find in your hymn book…but turn back a few pages to “The Name of Jesus.” THAT’s the song the Holy Spirit placed deep within my heart that morning…and THAT’S what Christmas is all about!
You see, the trimmings and gifts, the shopping and food, the candles and trees, are just symbols–Christmas is celebrating the story of Jesus…when the angel told a lowly maiden, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).” It’s that Name we call upon in times of trouble; it’s that Name we bless in times of thanksgiving; it’s that Name that brings us love, joy, peace–and salvation.
Amidst the songs of the carolers on your porch and at your mall, let another song sing in your soul, ring in your rafters and hum in your heart–it rings TRUE–the powerful, lovely, wonderful, life-giving, all-powerful Name of JESUS! Say it, sing it, celebrate it! The Christmas Caroler from Heaven wants to place HIS song in YOUR heart today. Believe it–and be SURE He will show up on your front porch JUST when you need Him. Have a great day!
Scripture: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).”
Prayer: “Father, thank You for the song You’ve placed deep within our hearts; thank You for the faithfulness of Your Holy Spirit to start it singing JUST when we need it most. Thank You for sending Your Son, the source of that song–may we hear it and sing it every day of the year, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
–Copyright 2012 by Peggie C. Bohanon, Springfield, MO 65803. All rights reserved.
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Diggin’ into the devotional and humor/inspirational archives!
…and add a daily byte of chocolate too!
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Politically Correct 12 Days of Christmas
On the 12th day of the Eurocentrically imposed midwinter
festival, my significant other in a consenting adult,
monogamous relationship gave to me:
TWELVE males reclaiming their inner warrior through ritual
ELEVEN pipers piping (plus the 18-member pit orchestra made
up of members in good standing of the Musicians Equity Union
as called for in their union contract even though they will
not be asked to play a note),
TEN melanin-deprived testosterone-poisoned scions of the
patriarchal ruling class system leaping,
NINE persons engaged in rhythmic self-expression,
EIGHT economically disadvantaged female persons stealing
milk-products from enslaved Bovine-Americans,
SEVEN endangered swans swimming on federally protected
SIX enslaved Fowl-Americans producing stolen non-human
FIVE golden symbols of culturally sanctioned enforced
(NOTE: after members of the Animal Liberation Front
threatened to throw red paint at my computer, the calling
birds, French hens, and partridge have been reintroduced to
their native habitat. To avoid further Animal-American
enslavement, the remaining gift package has been revised.)
FOUR hours of recorded whale songs,
THREE deconstructionist poets,
TWO Sierra Club calendars printed on recycled processed tree
ONE Spotted Owl activist chained to an old-growth pear tree.
Happy Holidays!!!! (unless otherwise prohibited by
Unless, of course, you are suffering from Seasonally
Affected Disorder (SAD). If this be the case, please
substitute this gratuitous call for celebration with a
suggestion that you have a thoroughly adequate day.
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Today’s Scripture readings:
One Year Bible Blog
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–All Scriptures on this blog are from the King James Version of The Holy Bible unless otherwise designated.
–All Scriptures on this blog are from the King James Version of The Holy Bible unless otherwise noted.
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–Copyright 2012 by Peggie C. Bohanon, Springfield, MO. All rights reserved.