Under the Christmas tree

Best Christmas Gift

a2z is for the letter “U”

It’s Christmas!

Maybe you have snow, or maybe you are celebrating where the sun shines bright and warm today.

Christmas, tree, Jesus

White Christmas

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The packages are opened, paper crumpled and tossed in fun, bows are stuck on top of heads. What? You don’t put them on your head?

red Christmas bow

Wear it!

The tree once beautiful with all the packages looks a little bare.
Christmas tree with white lights

Not my tree!

Wait! There is another gift!
Jesus in  a manger
Now the baby Jesus in this picture was born Jewish, so I think he’d have dark hair, brown eyes and a little darker skin. It doesn’t matter what he looked like though.
What is important is to know what Jesus did for me, and for you if you want to follow Him.
In case you missed the birth announcement of Jesus Christ let me tell you about him.
God sent his only son to live among us to keep the Jewish laws perfectly. He lived as Jewish man the way God wanted us to live, but we find impossible. We break the commandments all the time. We are not perfect people. Jesus was and he did follow God’s laws.
He did it for us. He came here for me, to take my sins, the ugly mistakes and things I’ve done that I’m not even aware of being wrong. Because of Him I get to stand before God, my father without fear of damnation. Grace has given me eternal life. I hope that you also decide to follow Him.
Merry Christmas



Open Space

Is There Room in Your Heart?

a2z: The letter “H”

Have you watched little children when they talk about Jesus?
Their faces light and their eyes shine with love.
Jesus is their superhero. He’s amazing, everything they’ve ever done wrong is gone because HE said so. 
I see those little ones and I think their hearts must be completely filled with Jesus.
I remember being like them. 
Now, other things start taking over my heart: worry, how much I weigh, and finances are most likely the first three that claimed a spot.
Before long I have many things trying to crowd Him out of my heart. And yet, He is there, waiting patiently for me to ask Him to remove those troublesome things.
I”m trying something new. Want to try it too? I’m giving my heart back to Him and waiting for His answers. (At least for the next 2 days, then I’ll need to re-read this post and start over, because I’m human.)
Psalm 5:3 NIV
In the morning,A)”> Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.


Diana



Politics and Social Media?

When is Ok to Say What you Believe?

Things are heating up in the political arena in the USA and it’s getting ugly on social media.

There are rants thrown (temper tantrums?) about the bias of FOX, CNN, MSNBC, should Christians vote for a Mormon? should there be another 4 years of careless spending? 

There are links to news stories, with facts and photos. 

I get it, people are worried. The USA has a right to be worried. There is much that needs to be fixed and I think almost everyone would agree on that. But we can’t agree on how to do it and that’s the issue. 

So back to my question when is it OK to say what you think is right?

If I use my blog, which is about home in my heart to tell you what happens in November will affect my home, and if that conflicts with your belief, would you stop reading my blog? 

If I post something on facebook, would you unfriend me? 

Do writer’s have a the same responsibility to speak out as Hollywood stars if we don’t agree with them? or if we do?

Kristen Lamb, author of We Are Not Alone, has an article on her blog today that says this better than I can. 

As a writer–not well known, I don’t feel I can take a chance at alienating anyone who might want to read my books, so the only belief I will speak about on my blog is this:
I believe Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord. 
I will not be quiet about that.