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December, 2010

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Christmas Love

Posted: December 22nd, 2010 | Category: christian | Comments

This verse is a perfect backdrop for Christmas. Although this article will be published before 12/25/10, I hope you’ll read it again on Christmas Day and remember it throughout the year. In Luke 12:25, Jesus asks: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life“? Worry represents weak moments in our faith. It illustrates how we are still attempting to manage those things in our lives which, by heavenly design, remain completely outside of our control.

Christmas, perhaps more than any other season of the year, releases a flood of emotions. The fondest memories are often bathed in tears of loss. Faith, is a gift more valuable than gold, wrapped in trust and enlightened with love. In 1 Corinthians 13:4 Paul wrote: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud“. Love is the key to our emotional well being and perhaps the most difficult word in our language to accurately define. Love is the reason for life.  Throughout biblical history, God’s actions revealed unconditional love, remarkable patience and astonishing sacrifice. The day denoted by our Christmas celebration was the second beginning of this remarkable love story.

The greatest gift that the world could ever receive is life. And when we misused, wasted and even lost that precious gift, God offered to replace it with another, one with an eternal warranty. The offer of that gift, involved the most painful sacrifice of all time. In order to fulfill a promise and before His sacrifice could ever have been fully understood, God gave the world His only son. We call that day Christmas. He gave His beloved, perfect Son to a world that He knew would initially reject Him, but more importantly, to a world that desperately needed Him. God always knows what we need, he knows now and he knew then, what the perfect gift is. His Son, our Lord Jesus, taught the world about so many things, all built on a foundation of Love and Peace. His father’s legacy is continuing. Jesus was, is and always will be the perfect Christmas gift, He is the opened eyes of a blinded world. So, just before you raise a glass this Christmas day to toast something else, bow your head and thank God for Christmas and His gift of life to each of us. This is the gift that makes all other gifts possible. As you experience feelings and memories this Christmas Holiday Season, renew your faith and refresh the hope, which comes from only one giver. Thank God with all your heart and all your soul. I’m absolutely sure that He’d love to hear from you on Christmas Day.   Merry Christmas to all and to all a full “life”.

JC CALKINS with COMMON SENSE 4 UNCOMMON PEOPLE

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This Holiday Season

Posted: December 18th, 2010 | Category: christian | Comments

All these wonderful character traits, He displayed without; compromise, greed, drunkenness, selfishness, coveting, without sin of any sort. He did this His entire life. The life that we recognize and celebrate this season, was a life gifted to us, for our benefit and salvation. The giving of the gifts of life and hope and has no equal. In this holiday season, try not to confuse the celebration of God, with the often conflicting nature of human pleasures. Joy comes from the Spirit, not the spirits.

Enjoy this Free, Inspirational Video: “Holiday Journey”

Posted: December 10th, 2010 | Category: christian, Promotional | Comments (4)

From now until Christmas take a free “Holiday Journey” with us through this inspirational video, by downloading a late season, country window ride, over the river and through the mountains, directly to your IPhone or Android Smartphone to arrive at the home center of your heart.