Jesus is the reason for the season words

Todays Verse:  When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.  So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:  ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.’ Matthew 2:3-6

Todays Goal:  Todays Goal is to set aside a little time to remember someone who you know is needy, and to pray for them. If you think about it closely, you will realize that at this time of year there are people who are really needy. I am talking about people who could be needy because they are poor financially, or they are alone at this time of year, maybe someone who recently lost a loved one and this will be their first Christmas without them, maybe someone you know recently lost their job, or even hours at work. There are people who get depressed during this time of year because of some past issue and need a little encouragement. So, today, take a few minutes and pray for that person, God will hear and answer!!

Todays Cookie Recipe:

Okay, so it’s not a cookie recipe again, but it is just as good, and that is ….yep, fudge!!

Peanut Butter Fudge

1 pound butter

2 cups creamy peanut butter

8 TBSP cocoa

8 tsp. vanilla

2 pounds powdered sugar

Melt butter and peanut butter until smooth over medium heat.

Remove from heat and add cocoa and vanilla. mix this until well blended, then gradually add powdered sugar.

Mix until well blended. Spread in greased 9×13″ pan. Let is become completely cold, then cut into desired pieces.

Makes about 5 pounds

Something Special to Do: 

Prayer Cards. These are easy and sometimes better than an overwhelmingly long list, we should keep lists too, but prayer cards can be put in various places or carried with you. Sometimes with a list I only get so far down it, but with prayer cards, you can shuffle them where you may get to everything on the list throughout the day. You can also share them with your family to pray too. They are easy to make and there are different ideas on making them. The important thing is what you put on them. On the top write the topic, next a little about the person or situation that needs prayer, then write a short verse to remind you that God is interested in answering your prayer. At the bottom, when the prayer is answered, say so, then keep the answered prayer cards in a box, or little file box, or someplace that you can pull out later when you want to be reminded of all that God does. A couple of ideas for the cards are 1. plain old index cards!! 2. Those strips of paint samples you get when you are trying to decide what color paint you want to use. 3. Use some card stock and cut your own in various colors. 4. At Christmas time you could even use the back of Christmas gift tags!! Use your imagination, but the point is to pray more!! How do you keep track of prayers?! Let me know, I would love to hear your comments! Have a wonderful day!!

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4 responses »

  1. andi says:

    I am loving this countdown! Thank you so much for sharing it :-) I love Christmas so much… I’m very excited that it’s coming!!
    Much love to you, my sweet friend… keep enjoying the beautiful season.
    Andi

    • Correna says:

      Oh, I am so glad to hear from you! How are you doing? I am glad you like this countdown, I am having fun doing it too. You are most welcome and I love Christmas too… I bet your excited and doing lots of planning for your new little one coming!?! You keep smiling and enjoy this season as well. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and commenting, I love comments!

  2. garden2day says:

    Correna, these are some great ideas. I love this. Thank you for sharing and the recipe looks wonderful! Take care!

    • Correna says:

      Thank you, I am glad you like them. The recipes are fairly easy too! They have to be if I am going to make 15-16 recipes for Christmas presents and do it in 2 days! Thanks for stopping by and liking my countdown, I appreciate the comments. You have a great day and take care too.

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