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A Happy Christmas To You All!

December 12, 2023

Leadership Notes

From Our House to Yours, Merry Christmas…

     Lori and I trust these thirteen days until Christmas will find you enjoying quiet, reflective times. Our family tries to keep things simple in these final days of December. We carve out less hurried and harried moments in order to peacefully celebrate the Advent of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

     Whatever direction your family practices/traditions take you {we are a diverse group of loveable misfits, after all} we count it all joy to be on this road of worship and celebration together. Our hearts resonate together with love for each other and love for our God - Creator, Redeemer and Lord.

     Here is a final thought from Charles Spurgeon for 2023, appropriately on Christmas:

“Now a happy Christmas to you all; and it will be a happy

Christmas if you have God with you. I shall say nothing to day

against festivities on this great birthday of Christ. We will

to-morrow think of Christ’s birthday…and so, let us keep the feast,

not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and

wickedness; but with the unleavend bread of sincerity and truth.’

Do not feast as if you wished to keep the festival of Bacchus; do

not live to-morrow as if you adored some heathen divinity. Feast,

Christians, feast; you have a right to feast. Go to the house of

feasting to-morrow, celebrate your Saviour’s birth; do not be

ashamed to be glad; you have a right to be happy. Solomon says,

‘Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a

merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Let thy garments

be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.’ {Faith} was

never designed to make your pleasure less.”



Richard and Lori

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