Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope your day is filled with lots of love, family, joy and peace!

Like most of you, I will be taking some time off from blogging for the rest of this week, to spend with my beautiful family!  We have lots of fun things planned.  We are making sugar cookies today and I found a crown cookie cutter.  We are going to bring the cookie cut-outs and some icing to our family Christmas breakfast tomorrow.  Let the kids decorate their crown cookies any way they like.  I am pretty sure my Aunt will read Max Lucado's - Cosmic Christmas to us. (It's a family tradition)  Along with the Bible accounts of the Christmas story.  Gotta love this time of year. 

The Christmas Story according to Luke 2:1-18:

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 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 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 Saviour, 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.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

Thank you for stopping by and when I return I will be drawing a Blog Candy winner. (see the post below to enter, you have until 12/28)  I will also post some pictures on the famly yatzee I made.  Too fun!

Blessings and Hugs,



martita said...

Merry Christmas!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Merry Christmas too!

Chrisd said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your special family!

Shawna said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

trish said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

martita said...

Thank you so much Mary for all your prayers, you are so kind!
take care, hugs!