Jesus is the reason for the season words

Today’s verse: And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”  So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:  “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1: 21-23

Today’s Goal: Today is the Lord’s Day! Today’s goal is to go to church and really worship God in a heartfelt way. Many times we go to church just because it’s the “right” thing to do, and it is, but it is also a place to connect with God along with fellow believers. So today when you are in church and singing praises to your Savior, really concentrate on the words of the songs and what they mean to your heart. You may be surprised at how blessed you feel. Oh, and on your way out the door, tell the Pastor you appreciate him, he will be blessed when you do!!

Today’s Cookie Recipe:

Peanut Blossoms

1  3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 egg

2 TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

48 candy kisses

Combine all ingredients except candy in a larger mixing bowl. Mix on lowest speed until dough forms.

Shape dough into balls, roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375*F for 10-12 minutes.

Top each cookie immediately with candy kisses, press down so cookie cracks around the edge.

Something Special to do:

I saw an idea somewhere that is especially nice to do with the whole family, kids, and or just with your spouse. That is to have a candlelight dinner at least twice a week through this Christmas Season. Set the table all Christmasy (is that a word?!), and light candles during dinner and talk about wonderful things that make each one smile. Leave the trials and hardships for later, and just enjoy the company of each other while eating dinner by candlelight. See if it doesn’t make your evenings a little more special this season.

Don’t forget the advent wreath if you’re celebrating it. If you are reading this for the first time and are wondering about the advent wreath, please go to my last post and you will find the spot that tells all about it.

What ideas have you been working on for this Christmas season? Please feel free to comment. I really enjoy them. Have a wonderful Lord’s Day and remember He is the Reason!

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