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Merry Christmas!

Now . .  in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus  to register  all the empire for taxes. This was the first registration, taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 

Everyone went to his own town to be registered. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David. He went  to be registered with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him, and who was expecting a child. 

 While  they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips of cloth  and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and Angels Visit

 Now there were shepherds  nearby  living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night. 

 An  angel of the Lord  appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: Today  your Savior is born in the city  of David.  He is Christ  the Lord.  This  will be a sign  for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.” 

 Suddenly  a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people with whom he is pleased!” 

 When  the angels left them and went back to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, that the Lord has made known to us.” 

 So they hurried off and located Mary and Joseph, and found the baby lying in a manger. When they saw him,  they related what they had been told  about this child,  and all who heard it were astonished  at what the shepherds said. 

 But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering in her heart what they might mean.  So the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising  God for all they had heard and seen; everything was just as they had been told.

Luke 2:1-20
Net Bible

May His promise of love fill you with joy and peace as you celebrate the gift of our Saviour. . . Jesus.

Merry Christmas from.  .
Anneliese, Betty, Bev, Charlotte, Ellen, Judy, Julie, Kathy, Marg, Lovella


  1. Merry Christmas to all of you. I really enjoy reading the recipes throughout the year.

  2. Doreen , Houston, MNDecember 25, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    Christmas Blessings to you all and thank you for all the yummy entries you have posted.

  3. God's blessings on all of you as you continue to share his good news

  4. Feliz Navidad to all of you! Thank you for another year of ¨warm thoughts around the table¨.

  5. Thank You For sharing Jesus love all through the year through food and fellowship.Tracy


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