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A Meditation for Christmas Week: The Christmas Paradox, part II

He who is the Bread of Life began His ministry hungering.
He who is the Water of Life ended His ministry thirsty.
Christ hungered as man, yet fed the multitudes as God.
He was weary, yet He is our rest.
He prayed, yet He hears prayers.
He was sold for 30 pieces of silver, yet He redeems sinners.
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, yet He is the Good Shepherd.
He died, and by dying destroyed death.

~Unknown Author~

“You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us—in one stroke he became poor and we became rich.” ~II Corinthians 8:9, The Message~

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

I’m visiting my sisters in Memphis for the week. May Christmas find you joyful & satisfied & surrounded by those you love.

Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!

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The Christmas Paradox, part I

Christmas Memories

The Rising Light

The Gift of YES

The Gifts We All Can Give

His Radiance

Swift & Sure

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The Christmas Paradox

Renee Ann Smith —  December 12, 2014 — 6 Comments

Chesterton Christmas Quote

Christmas is built upon a beautiful & intentional paradox;
that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.
~G. K. Chesterton~

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In the Bleak Midwinter
by Christina Rosetti

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

You can find my other Christmas/Winter graphics here . . .

Christmas Memories

The Rising Light

The Gift of YES

The Gifts We All Can Give

His Radiance

Swift & Sure

Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!

***Photo Backstory: I made this graphic from an iPhone pic of my freshly snow-covered street on Thanksgiving morning, 2014. Of course, PicMonkey, is my editing tool of choice. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share.

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Christmas Gift SuggestionsChristmas Gift Suggestions

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

~Oren Arnold~

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~Proverbs 3:27-28~
“Do not withhold good
From those to whom it is due,
When it is in your power to act.”

Or as it says in The Message . . .
“Never walk away from someone who deserves help.
Your hand is God’s hand for that person.
Don’t tell your neighbor ‘Maybe some other time’
Or ‘Try me tomorrow.'”

These words remind me that the most important gifts
we can share with each other can’t be wrapped & placed under a tree.
Let’s not be stingy but give freely from our hearts—at Christmas time and all the year through.

I’ll be posting Christmas quotes & Scriptures every day this week, so I hope to “see” you again soon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!

***Photo Backstory: I made this graphic last year using resources from PicMonkey, my editing tool of choice. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share.

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To a Friend, Your Heart

Renee Ann Smith —  December 15, 2013 — 10 Comments
Christmas gift suggestions 2aChristmas Gift Suggestions
by Oren Arnold

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

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Christmas chances 2a

When Chances Come Again
by Willo Lou Davis

If you had been a lowly shepherd who heard the angels sing,
Would you have left your sheep alone to find the baby King?
If you had been the innkeeper, pressed & hurried since the dawn,
Would you have done the best you could? Or told them to move on?

If you had been a wise man, due respect & courtly graces,
Would you have left it all behind to search in unknown places?
We cannot know what we’d have done if we had been there then.
We only know what we do now

When chances come again.

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Photo backstory: This week I’m sharing some of my most favorite Christmas poems & quotes with you, my lovely bloggy friends! I wish we could meet to chat over a cup of coffee & something decadently chocolate. But this will have to do! Wishing you all the blessings of the season!

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Christmas Eve . . .

Renee Ann Smith —  December 24, 2011 — 3 Comments

“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart—filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.” ~Bess Streeter Aldrich~