Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Santa

December 6, 2017

What do you do with Santa? You can’t ignore him because he is pictured everywhere. Your children will see and hear about him. Other children will be excited and talk about him.

Do you really want your children to find out you did not tell them the truth?

In our home, having a large family, we did talk about Santa this way;

Santa is pretend. A fairy tale like Cinderella or Snow White. Fun to think about but they are not real.

They were allowed to sit on Santa’s lap and have their picture taken but they knew that he was just a man pretending to be Santa.

The gifts they receive come from Daddy and Mommy because God gives blessings of being able to work.

We had fun with our children and played make believe with them about Santa but always told them the real meaning of Christmas is because it is Jesus birthday.

The manger scene was always in a prominent place in our home. (Still is)

We celebrated His birthday with a cake. Also, taught the true joy is in giving not receiving.

Did this hurt our children? No. They really enjoyed Christmas but never had the pain of finding out that Santa is not real and that their parents had not told the truth.

We always told them not to tell their friends because their Mom or Dad must tell them when it is time for them to know.

Have fun with your children this Christmas. Make some memories that are uniquely yours.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

(You May think this looks familiar and it will be. Christmas blogs are repeated from previous years and still worth repeating.)

#Christmas, #Santa

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Happy Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

Matthew 19:19 Honour thy FATHER and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

God’s Family

May 3, 2017

A young man who just trusted Jesus as his Savior in the SOS Events booth told the soul winner that he had no family. What a blessing to be able to tell him, “You have a family now, when you asked Jesus to be your Savior you were born again into God’s family and you have brothers and sisters in Christ.” Pray for this man that he will be welcomed into a local church.

Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Priorities 

March 22, 2017

Tired of all the many things that you have to do? Job, family, church, home and all the other activities that sometimes overwhelm you? If you have the attitude that everything you do is to honor The Lord Jesus, then nothing is to hard. Keep the thought that your labor is not in vain. Get your priorities right. God, family and then everything else. Make sure to put Him first.                                                                         

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Friends and Family

March 19, 2017

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Black Friday

November 25, 2016

Today is what America calls Black Friday! Christmas has become so commercialized that a lot of people will be in stores before dawn and many started on Thanksgiving day rushing for the best deals. By 5:30 AM many store were already out of some popular toys. 

Our extended family, married children and family not living in our home have decided not to exchange gifts this year but to spend time rather than money on one another. This will give the best gift of all to each other and that is true love and fellowship. It also will help each of us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Thankful for Family

November 21, 2016

Family is a great blessing! Large or small our family is something to be thankful for. We are especially blessed if our family are Christians. Then not only do we have earthly ties but we have spiritual bonding as well.  

If your family or some of the members are not Christians there are still wonderful things we can be thankful for in our relationships to each of them. Think of a good quality in that person. Maybe they have a great sense of humor or are a good example in one area. I think of my alcoholic grandfather, he always tried to help me with problems. My mother who taught me how to be hospitable even if there was not much money or provisions. Be thankful and if they are still living and pray for them. My parents were saved shortly before their deaths after 30 years of prayer. Remember God is faithful and wants that loved one to be saved or restored back to fellowship if they are backslidden. 

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Family

November 24, 2015

Usually on a holiday like Thanksgiving families get together to eat and have fellowship. Some families are very small and some families are huge with many relatives.

Families are a blessing. They are not perfect but the imperfections make each one unique. At this time of year thank God for your family. If they are live close to you you are especially blessed. If they are far away take time to pray for them today. Maybe they have passed on to Heaven and you can still be thankful for the time you had with them.

If you have unsaved relatives pray for them and do not give up. I know a daughter who prayed for her parents for over 30 years and both parents were saved just weeks before they died. God is faithful and always good.

1 Corinthians 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Family

August 25, 2015

Family is so important. Treasure the family God has given you. It may be very small, just you and a husband, or child. Maybe your family is huge with fifty or more immediate children, grandchildren and more. No matter how many family members you have, love them, treat them with respect and don’t forget courtesy.

If you are a Christian it is even more important to have good relationships with your family. Sometimes misunderstanding can take years to correct but work on it until it is resolved. There is no greater joy than to have great fun and fellowship with the ones you love the most. 

You belong to a unique family; the of God if you have been born again. You have a Heavenly Father, Brother named Jesus and many Christian brothers and sisters. You are never with out a family member with you at all times. Our Father is just a prayer away.

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

We Gather Together

November 26, 2014

We Gather Together Hymn

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

This hymn reminds me of Thanksgiving. As a small child I remember going to church and singing this hymn. Today I am thankful for family. Some of them will gather tomorrow to eat and have fellowship. Most of them will not be with me but I carry their love in my heart. My prayer for everyone who reads this will have a Happy Thanksgiving and know that the Lord Jesus is also with you even if your loved ones cannot be there.

Psalms 69:30
I will praise the name of God with a song,
and will magnify him with thanksgiving.