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Today, Nathaniel’s Hope put out an amazing video explaining what Buddy Break is, why it matters, and explaining how you could start one! Here is the link to the video that ends with “I Refuse” from Josh Wilson. Please watch it – and please share it! There needs to be a Buddy Break in every city in America!! Free respite for VIP families…
For most of us, it’s just another month.
But if you’ve been waiting for February 2013 for a long time – maybe your whole life - share your story by clicking here and going to my Facebook page. You can leave your story for all of us to read – and read words from others who have been waiting, too…
If it’s something that you need prayer about, we’ll pray. If it’s a wonderful thing you’ve been waiting for, we’ll smile and thank God along with you:) much love, Lisa
Locks of Love
Have you ever donated your hair to Locks of Love? Has anyone you know ever done it? Or do you know any recipient of a hair donation? If so, please click here and tell me your story. My hair is long enough and I’m seriously considering it. Reading some of your stories would be good for me, to help me better understand the difference it truly makes. much love – Lis
A powerful picture…
They wanted to pray together before their wedding but didn’t want to break tradition of the groom not seeing the bride before the ceremony…
So powerful and thought provoking, I just had to share.
If you want to leave a comment, share your words here on my Facebook page.
Photography by the legendary Kim Burke: www.kdburkephotography.com
Your One Word for 2013
Not a resolution. Not a 10-step-plan.
For 2013, how about just one word as the vision from God for your new year?
Click on this picture for help finding “my one word”.
AND if you’ve already picked your word for 2013 – or you want to talk about a word you had in years past - share it with us here on my Facebook page!
Inspired by Barry McDonald
This man inspires me!! I complain about having to carry the laundry upstairs. HE is running TWELVE back to back marathons over 12 days!!!!!! He cares about the plight of women and children in Haiti. Click on Barry McDonald’s picture for the whole story. Perhaps we could devote those 12 days to pray for this man on a mission who is using his gifts to do good in the name of Christ. He inspires me!! much love- Lis
Merry Christmas from the Williams Family!
Merry Christmas and MUCH LOVE from the Williams family! — From Luke 2 in the Message: “The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” At once the angel was joi…ned by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him!” As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed. Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!” SHARE THE GOOD NEWS IN 2013!!!! with love, in Jesus – Lisa
Ana Grace Márquez-Greene
12,491 people have shared this on Facebook so far (at the time I’m posting this.) Please watch this video and consider sharing, too. A a precious girl whose mom wants her to be remembered through this precious video, singing these precious words: “Come, thou almighty King, help us thy name to sing. Help us to praise! Father all glorious, o’er all victorious, come and reign over us, Ancient of Days!”
Amen and much love
God – help us to praise…
My Momma’s Taffy Bars
These are the cookies that make it taste like Christmas at my house. I’m not sure why they are called “taffy bars” because they aren’t taffy, but they taste very sweet and yummy. When I was a little girl, Momma won the Louisiana State Fair cookie competition with these. Enjoy!
1 C flour
1/2 C butter
1/4 C brown sugar
Cream together and spread into a 9×13 pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. While coolking, mix together:
2 eggs, beaten
2 t flour
1 t baking powder
1 C chopped pecans
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 C brown sugar
3/4 C coconut
Spread over slightly cooled crust and bake for 25 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into bars. Enjoy with ice cold milk
The ADVENTure of Christmas
From the book The ADVENTure of Christmas (Helping Children Find Jesus in our Holiday Traditions) by Lisa Whelchel.
I know you’ve heard of Christmas cookies and Christmas carols, but have you ever heard of the Christmas code? It just may be that the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is really about more than partridges and golden rings.
For nearly three hundred years, it was against the law in England to be a member of the Catholic church. Well, that didn’t keep Catholic parents from wanting to teach their children about God, but in order to do so they had to be creative.
And here is where we leave the world of certain history and move into the misty realm of legends. As the story goes, several of these concerned parents got together and wrote “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” They used a secret code hidden in the song to teach their children about the things of God. Let me crack the code for you!
“My true love” represents God, who gives all the gifts listed in the song.
“A partridge in a pear tree” is Jesus, who gave His life on a tree (the cross).
“Two turtle doves” symbolize the Old and New Testaments.
“Three French hens” are faith, hope, and love.
“Four calling birds” speak of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke , and John.
“Five golden rings” correspond to the first five books of the Bible, also known as the Pentateuch.
“Six geese a-laying” stand for the six days of creation.
“Seven swans a-swimming” are the seven gifts of the Spirit (Romans 12:6-8).
“Eight maids a-milking” point to the eight beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10).
“Nine ladies dancing” signify the nine fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
“Ten lords a-leaping” represent the Ten Commandments.
“Eleven pipers piping” are the eleven faithful disciples. And finally…
“Twelve drummers drumming” call to mind the twelve points of the Apostle’s Creed.
Learning this song would help the children remember some important facts about Christianity. Best of all, they could sing it publicly! When they did, they declared their allegiance to the King of kings.