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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Comfort and Joy


I'm representing the northeast corner of the USA up here in Maine in Mark Koopmans' "50 States of Pray" where someone from each state (and some countries) will "take a moment and about 100 words - share a prayer, a thought, a memory, a hope,... a regret,... a wish for the future" on Christmas Eve.
Thank you Mark from Hawaii for this wonderful idea!  Visit the page and hear what other bloggers have to share this Christmas Eve at Aloha! Mark Koopmans Says Hi from HI.

I love this song used in the story of Christmas, sung by the animals where Jesus lay in their manger.  Not too "heavy", just a sweet tune and words.  Have a listen if you have the time this Christmas Eve!

The sheep and cow wanted to prepare him room, and they gave up their space and food for the King of Kings.  They received Him, welcoming Him in.
My prayer is "Let Earth receive her King." 
We always hear that Christmas is about giving, not receiving.
But that's not really entirely true; it is about receiving, too.
Will you receive your King?
When you receive Him, you can then receive what He has to give.
He would like to give us everything. 


May you be filled with Comfort and Joy this Christmas!
Merry Christmas to All!


33 comments:

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    1. And a Merry Christmas to you too, Terje! Today we put up the tree...I hope! It's been too icy and snowy every time we've tried to venture out for the past two weeks it seems! Power came back on, so we are ready to go! Cue Christmas lights!

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  2. Enjoy each moment of this blessed holiday!

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    1. We have been enjoying so many special times - even enjoying snow and ice storms - with family and friends. And we aren't done yet - more Christmas to come Monday! Yea!

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  3. Hi, Donna. I enjoyed your 50 States of Pray blog post. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Susanne! Merry Christmas and Happy 2014!

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  4. I've never heard this song before! Charming! Merry Christmas from Texas.

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    1. I hadn't before this, either. I loved the line "a human lamb has been born".

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    1. And the very same to you, Michelle! Thanks for stopping in this Christmas!

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  6. Have a Merry Christmas! Many good thoughts to this, especially being willing to receive.

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    1. And a Merry Christmas to you also! Have a wonderful 2014!

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  7. Wishing you a beautiful and Merry Christmas. Your post resonated with me.

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    1. I'm so happy you could relate! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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  8. Nice cheery visit to your blog. I liked the video.
    Happy Christmas

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    1. I'm happy that you stopped by this Christmas!

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  9. I thought about giving and receiving. Christmas is a big deal for my sister. I didn't like to get all those presents as I rarely had money to give back. Then, I thought about it. It was giving her pleasure to watch us open those gifts.

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    1. I can understand that totally. I love giving gifts, too, and get more pleasure out of that than getting them. But graciously receiving gifts is an important part of life, too.

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  10. And may you find comfort and joy too this blessed season. Thanks!

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    1. This has been a wonderful extended Christmas for my family. Have a wonderful 2014!

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  11. Never heard this song before, very cute! Happy Christmas, slowly bloghopping from England!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
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    1. Welcome to Maine! Happy to meet you, and hope you stop in again!

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  12. Hi, Donna. It's great to meet you thru the bloghop.
    I love that songs. It's very harmonious. I could easily fall asleep pleasantly to it.

    Blessings for the season and all good things, always.

    xoRobyn

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    1. May your new year be filled with Comfort and Joy!

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  13. Hi Donna .. sadly the video bombed me out - but I can understand the sentiments and imagine them via the animals singing ..

    Have a peaceful and blessed festive season and on into 2014 - Hilary

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    1. Yeah, the video was just a "placeholder" for the song. Hope your 2014 is a happy one!

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  14. Yes, Christmas is about receiving, and not just on Dec. 25. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    1. I hope your Christmas was a delight and that your 2014 will be filled with blessings!

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  15. So true. I believe Christmas is about celebrating the life of our King, and remembering the blessing it is to receive him in our hearts.

    May you have a wonderful 2014!

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    1. What a gift! You have a wonderful 2014 as well!

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  16. I love your prayer. I have followed Poetry Friday for about 2 yrs. now, but just today saw I can follow you on bloglovin', where I daily follow teaching posts. I am a third grade teacher who also writes poetry. I live near Sacramento, CA. I used to spend 2 weeks a summer in Maine, as my father bought blueberries for Pepperidge Farm. Those are always good memories. kganon@sanjuan.edu

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    1. I'm so happy you found me! Did you ever read Blueberries for Sal?

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  17. Maine is lucky to have you. I represented New Hampshire this year, right next door. I live away now but it is where I grew up and where much of my family live. I loved reading this. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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