Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas!

Warm Wishes from McDonalds Playland - A place where we can have peace on earth for a couple of hours!

Merry Christmas from Kelli and Heidi!

We really appreciate our bloggy friends who take time out of their million mile a minute days to leave comments that encourage us so much. We are so thankful for you!!

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father” (James 1:17 NIV).

Twelve Reasons For Christmas (John Piper)

1. "For this I was born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37)

2. "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8; cf. Hebrews 2:14-15)

3. "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." (Mark 2:17)

4. "The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." (Luke 19:10)

5. "The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45)

6. "God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:5)

7. "For God so loved the world that whoever believes on him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:16).

8. "God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him." (1 John 4:9; cf. John 10:10).

9. "The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." (1 Timothy 1:15).

10. "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against . . . that the thoughts of many may be revealed" (Luke 2:34f).

11. "He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." (Luke 4:18)

12. "Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy." (Romans 15:7-8; cf. John 12:27f).

8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to both of you! I thank God for bringing you into my life. Have a blessed day!

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  2. How beautiful! LOVE the picture, and LOVE the friendship between the two of you - your warmth and love really come through in each post. God Bless you both as you celebrate the birth of our Lord.
    Merry CHRISTmas,
    Debbie

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  3. Merry CHRISTmas to both of you and your families....love the 12 reasons!!

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  4. Merry CHRISTmas ladies! Have a blessed day!

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  5. I hope you guys had a Merry Christmas! God bless you and your as you move into the New Year!

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  6. Dear Kelli & Heidi - I would've never guessed how much I would love McD's as a grown-up, as a mom! Peace and joy. ;)

    Thank you for a wonderful year of jamming together. May God continue to pour encouragement through your blog! You bless me more than you know. Love, Bonnie

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