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Holy Moments-A Christmas Story

   His name was William. If he spoke to you, you would know that he wasn’t like everyone else. You see, he lives in a nursing home because he can’t take care of himself. At first glance, he seems so out of place. He appears to be only in his fifties and gets around well enough. But his mental state is so that he wouldn’t make it alone. Our family met him one Christmas.            Angie has always encouraged the girls to spend time ministering to those who are not like others. Being somewhat of outcasts ourselves we tend to relate to those that society seems to forget. But this time it would be hard for me. I never could go to the nursing home easily. It always made me feel … Read entire article »

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Jesse Tree Order of Devotions for Christmas Observance

Jesse Tree Order of Devotions for Christmas Observance

   December 1              The Jesse Tree ScriptureReading:  Isaiah 11:1-10 Set up the Jesse Tree – A base with a trunk and limbs   December 2 The Creation ScriptureReading:  Genesis 1:1-2:3 Ornament – The Earth (a globe or sphere)   December 3 The Fall of Adam & Eve ScriptureReading:  Genesis 2:4-3:13 Ornament – Apple with a Serpent   December 4 The Flood ScriptureReading:  Genesis6:11-22;7:17-8:3; 9:8-17 Ornament Options: Rainbow, ark   December 5 God’s Promise ScriptureReading:  Genesis 21:1-7; 15:1-6 Ornament: Cradle   December 6 Offering of Isaac ScriptureReading:  Gen 22:1-19 Ornament:  Ram December 7 Jacob’s ladder ScriptureReading:  Genesis 27:41 thru 28:22 Ornament: Ladder   December 8 Joseph’s Favor ScriptureReading:  Genesis 42:1-45:15 Ornament: Coat of Many … Read entire article »

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