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Christmas Story #8 You don’t have to have money to be generous……..

12 days extra extraChristmas story #8 Jesus is real. I testify!

One of my Life changing Scriptures is found in Jude 22 “And on some have compassion, making a distinction. 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.”

If someone comes to me with a problem they are going to get the word of God, Prayer and Jesus! The way I see it, if they don’t want him they aren’t ready for help. And if they won’t receive him I can’t help them either. Now you know. I am radical!

The bible says a generous person will prosper. Now I don’t care so much if it’s financially but I Know it makes our soul prosper. We don’t have to have money to be generous. We can give our time, our love, a cookie, or even a prayer.

I met a guy one time in a housing project, he asked me to pray for him during Christmas time. He was “having such bad thoughts” he said.

After we prayed, he brought me a painting he had painted and said to me “I have to give this to you!” It was a nice painting.

I said why? “Because”, he says, ‘I just know I will feel better if I do.” 
He gave me this gift and as far as I know he was fine after that.

I don’t know why he was compelled to do that, but he was having murderous thoughts and it was scaring him. When He told me, it kind of scared me also. 

I just said “LET”S PRAY!” I know who the counsellor is. His name is Jesus! 
You don’t need a minister license to represent Jesus. All you need, is faith If you don’t have any start today praying on little things, and read your bible!

Oh I forgot to tell you why he asked me for prayer! Everywhere I go I talk about Jesus. I don’t even remember how it came up, but as people oten tell me, Nobody can be around you long without Jesus coming up! (Good!) 

I either drive them crazy or they ask me questions OR they run away! Why would we not tell the reason we are okay in this world? If hearing about Jesus drives them crazy, they are not ready for him. Yet. 

Jesus is still the answer! so get your brave shoes on and next time someone has a problem, offer to pray with them. And if you need help. Ask me for prayer! I will be happy to pray for you and I won’t judge you. Jesus is not some picture on the wall to me or someone I was ‘told about” He is REAL! And he loves you!  and thank you those who pray when I ask (You know who you are!) and I love you very much.

With Love,

Laura Grace

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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Some Christmas Memories……on what I love about Christmas……by Laura Grace

I’m just sitting here thinking about Christmas this Morning. What do I like about it? What don’t I like about it? And why? 

SO many say things like “Jesus is the reason” For the Season. Sounding Terrified that everyone might forget. Well the truth is, Jesus wasn’t born in December but that’s okay, He’s so loving, and so Kind, He’s just glad we remember him at all. Really! 

I love Christmas because it brings out the best in people! I used to read those guidepost stories, you know? The ones with all the stories (Testimonies) of people who got Christmas Miracles, and just had to share them ……

I love the Lights, I love Christmas music. I love the bright colored packages, I love to hear the words “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” 

I Love the goodies, and how everyone is (usually) thinking how to bless someone else, during this holiday time. I love Christmas Cards, and the smell of pine, and the Happy child faces……and Christmas MOVIES! 

I know everyone does not love Christmas. It’s okay if they don’t, but, I do! Favorite memories through the years……

  1. The time my brother got the little people airport, and I played with it too! 
  2. The time I got my mom a red vest from the Mercantile and, she loved it! 
  3. The time I sang in the Choir at the Lutheran church, and all the other Choir times. 
  4. walking through the mall, looking at the Christmas trees and lights 
  5. That time in Washington when we went to the big “tour of lights’ 
  6. Watching my kid’s faces, opening presents! And stockings! 
  7. The time they came to ND ………..(Kids, Grand-kids) 
  8. The times we were together……..
  9. Family showing up, eating goodies …….singing songs, Laughing!

Decorating, baking and shopping are just preparations for the main event; GETTING TOGETHER To Celebrate Life! To Remind each other yes …..Life is good! Just like that Grinch Movie “Welcome Christmas Christmas day” Welcome Jesus, and your Love” 

Without Jesus, there really is no (reason) For Christmas, that I can see. I’ts not X mas. (X marks the spot?) ..…Christ mas …..It has a life of it’s own, doesn’t it? Christmas is just another chance for God to say “I LOVE YOU” and believe me, He loves to say it And, those of us know this “Spread the word” I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU! This is what Christmas is all about “I LOVE YOU!!!” ………….I love you I made you a cookie, I love you I sent you a card, I love you I sang you a song……..I LOVE YOU!!! 

 

That’s what Christmas is all about (to me anyway) LOVE ……signing off (Merry Christmas) Laura Grace