Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy New Year


I don’t like new year’s resolutions.  Most of the time they are forgotten by the middle of January.

Each year during this time, I try to evaluate my Christian walk with the Lord.  This year a verse was brought to my attention while reading in Psalms.

Psalm 78 recounts the past history of the children of Israel and all that God brought them through.  I was reminded that the Lord has brought us through some very tough times also.

It was in verse 4, 6-7 of Psalm 78 that the Lord caught my attention.

“We must not hide what has been passed down to us.  We must not hide them (things we have heard and known)  from our children but must tell a future generation the praises of the Lord, His might and the wonderful works He has performed”……”so that a future generation– children yet to be born–might know they were to rise and tell their children so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God’s works, but keep His commands.” Psalms 78: 4, 6-7  Holman Christian Standard Bible.

So many families have been destroyed because we are not following the instructions in the Word of God. This year I would like for us to pray that the family unit would be restored to the way God planned from the beginning of time.

My prayer for you and your family this New Year’s Eve is that you will recall what God has done for you.  I pray you will pass on to the future generation the wonderful works He has performed in your life. 


I pray we will never forget all the grace you have lavished on us.  May we be diligent this year in passing our faith to the next generation that they might put their confidence in you and not forget your works,
May your New Year be a Blessed one.

I hope this video will be your prayer for 2016.


Fear Not New Challenges (#30)

I Chronicles 28:20   And David said to Solomon, his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it:  fear not, nor be dismayed:  for the LORD God , even my God , will be with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.


Death-bed conversations.  Father to son.  Mother to daughter.  Husband to wife.  Friend to friend.  No words minced–there is no time for that.  Dying grace given only to the dying…………….I have witnessed many of these conversations and fear is often palpable in those who will be left behind in a room charged with an unseen Presence.

This is the scene.  King David is giving his son, Solomon, his marching orders as the future king over Israel. This is not the expected course of action.  Solomon was not the oldest son.  Not the heir apparent.  But the God appointed heir.   Solomon, wisest of all men.

Fill the shoes of David, the warrior king?  Daunting task.  

Draw close to the bedside as David whispers what is on his heart.  On a deathbed it is boiled down to the essence of what you hold most precious:  People, Priorities, Praise.

Solomon, my son, son who would rather write poetry, paint, read, chase women:  be strong and have courage (David has experienced fear and discouragement and this apple has not fallen far from the tree).  Your task Solomon is NOT to conquer kingdoms.  Your task for the nation is to build a place of WORSHIP!  A resting place for the Ark of the Covenant, the Mercy Seat of God.  A house for Almighty God to come and dwell among His people in the Land of Promise.  David is giving Solomon the honor of doing what David had longed to do for his God.

Death, we fear it because it is not natural.  God never intended His highest creation to succumb.  Go back and read Genesis 2-3.  Death–time of recognition that life is over and we must give an account.  Romans 12:14 New International Version

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

That’s the dread we had before Christ paid our penalty–standing before Holy God.   

David’s words of encouragement to Solomon from his deathbed:  “My God (personal) will not fail you (personal)” and then he assures Solomon, He (God) will see to it that Solomon completes this holy undertaking.  Short, sweet, pointed, filled with adoration for the God of his youth who has been faithful to him for a lifetime despite David’s failure to always do the right thing.  

What challenge has the LORD given you for this new year?  (Your reading mine!)  If He has called us to it, He is assuming responsibility for the outcome.  He is our personal God too.  He will not fail us.  He will not fail our children.  We do not know what the year 2016 holds but we KNOW who holds 2016.  Like Solomon heard his father’s assurance, we can hear OUR FATHER’S assurance that He will not forsake us.  He will help us complete our assigned task.

Philippians 1:6  New International Version  “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Solomon built the Temple of God in Jerusalem.  He completed His God given task.

This is the year for us to lean in and complete our task.  In UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA country, Nick Saban says, “play 60 minutes.  This is what it takes to win (complete the task).  Stick to your assignment and play until the clock runs out!”  Same advice David gave Solomon!

A couple of beautiful young ladies from our hometown have been called to a new adventures with the LORD.  Listen to the message God has given.  I am super proud of them and I am honored that they have agreed to let us share the gift!   Please support each with your purchase, participation, and prayers. I cannot wait to see what the Lord does through these sweet souls.

We Pray to You  Music by Fallon Keen on her FB page

A new blog by Danna Homan found on FB

Cheers to new beginnings without fear of failure!


I Will Be Still


What will 2016 bring for us and our loved ones’ lives???  That is the question!!!  Blessings, happiness, joyfulness, and lots of love can always be expected from the Lord, our family, and friends.  A growing in our relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit can be a prayer of our hearts.

Only our Father God knows what is ahead of us. He occasionally lets us see things in advance.  Like, when He took Abraham outside to show him the heavens and instructed him to:

“Look up at the heavens and count the stars, if indeed you can count them.” Then, He said to him, “So shall your offsprings be.”  Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:5-6)    

In August 2013, I began to hear the Lord say to me that in a few months that our family would go thru a tough time with one of our family members. He also said that it would last six months. At the end of December our oldest son found out he had lung cancer and began treatment which lasted about six months.

Our Father is always actively working on our behalf, never leaving us but preparing us for anything that He has decided to allow to touch our lives.  He assures us in His Word that:

“For I AM the Lord, I change not…“ (Malachi 3:6a).

When you are in tribulation, and all things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord, thy God, and shall be obedient unto His voice:

For the Lord thy God is a merciful God:  “He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee,  nor forget the covenant of thy father’s which He swear unto them.” (Deuteronomy 4:30-31).

A few years ago, I went through a really tough time, my brother died with a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day, I came under an awful attack from the old enemy a few months later, a dear friend died after having heart surgery in late summer, one of my sisters died from cancer in October, and my youngest son and his family moved to California at end of year. I was a broken hearted girl.

A dear friend gave me a CD with the following song that God used to bring comfort and healing to my heart. May  it bring comfort to yours for the New Year.


Hide me now under Your wings,
Cover me within Your Mighty Hand.

When the oceans rise and thunders roar,
I will soar with You above the storm.
Father, You are King over the flood,
I will be still and know You are God.

Find rest my soul in Christ alone,
Know His power in quietness and trust.

(Chorus) sing through twice.

Blessings for the New Year,

Tricia Cook

One Last Angelic Visit

Matthew chapter 2 records the final act of the Nativity play.  Magi, not magicians, but wise men, students of the stars:  not astrologers but astronomers.  Not men looking to stars to tell them how to run their life, but men searching for God’s signature in the stars.

Psalm 19:1-6

It is speculated these magi from the East were JEWS!  How you ask?  When Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem and carried the children of Israel off into captivity in Babylon, they were forced to live in a foreign land for 70 years until Cyrus the Great released them to return.  Some Jews by this time had acclimated to life in Babylon and Persia and did not return to the homeland.  But, they were still Jews!  They were still being taught the Scriptures, the prophecies of Messiah, and they were students of Yahweh.  Some believe this Eastern school of learned men were remnants of those taught by Daniel.  Sounds logical to me.  Who else would be looking for Messiah?  The Promised ONE.

So around 1-2 BC, the skies begin to declare the glory of God.  All the stars flung into place and named by God Himself begin to move and a star of unparalleled brightness emerges and stands over the little town of Bethlehem.  

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.  (Psalm 147:4)

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.  (Isaiah 40:26)

He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. (Job 9:9)

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”  (Micah 5:2)

These Magi see this star and ride!  Saddle up the camels we are headed West, we are headed toward our homeland.  We are going to see Messiah, King of the Jews.  Others saw the star, they did not follow it nor note its importance.  But these WISE men did and because they did their story is still being told.


By the time they arrive, the star is STILL shining.  This child is no longer in the manger where Shepherds saw Him, He is in a house and a toddler (somewhere between 6mos and two years).  They find Him and WORSHIP by bowing down and bringing gifts.  We can learn something from these wise men about worship.  Bow down, humble yourself.  They did this before a TODDLER!  We Americans find this act of bowing incredibly difficult.  It is called pride.  It is an act of rebellion.  We must learn to bow down for He is a King.  They brought gifts.  But as a mother, I wonder did Mary want to throw them out of her house?  These men had the audacity to bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Expensive?  Yes.  Needed?  As a mother of a toddler one would  certainly hope not!  These are gifts used to prepare a body for burial!  Gold, money to purchase a tomb.  Frankincense is needed for pain management and to promote calmness in the dying.  Myrrh used to anoint the body for burial to reduce odor of decay.  Sweet heaven, does she have to face His fate right now?  Can she not just enjoy her baby?

Mary knows the prophecy.  She knows her son is to be a King but she also knows He is to be a sacrifice.  Luke 2:19 says Mary pondered all this. I think this was the first piercing of her heart that Zacharias mentioned.    Does any of this make sense to you?  Me either!  

Then, enter the last angelic visit to Joseph in a dream.  The command:  “Get up NOW! Not tomorrow, NOW and go to Egypt.”  Ok, wait just one minute.  God wants me to take Mary, the baby, in the middle of the night, and go to Egypt?  Does God remember that we LEFT there because we were slaves and the Egyptians HATE Jews?  Again, this makes NO SENSE at all.  Here is the reality.  They were safer in Egypt than in Israel where Herod lived.  Herod would kill every boy child two years old and younger out of jealousy over a would be two year old king talked about in some ancient manuscript.  

For the second time since His conception, God has intervened to save the life of Jesus until the appointed time of His death.  Yes, He was born to die.  His cup,  (December 2, 2015, Cup of Christmas: Capturing the Blessings of God)  His fate was to be a sacrificial LAMB.  

Joseph was visited a total of three times by an angel to direct his care of the Christ child.  All three times he heeded the instructions.  ASTOUNDING.  No dialogue.  No argument.  No questions.  Just obedience.  No wonder he was chosen to be the earthly father of the Savior.  His example of obedience to God’s word could not be surpassed.

This past June the “Star of Bethlehem” reappeared in the sky as Venus and Jupiter came into close conjunction once again for the first time in 2000 years.  I saw it.  It was spectacular!  Brightest star I have ever seen.  Many believe the Lord is once again using the stars to tell His story and indeed may be heralding His return.  I have no idea if this sign in the sky along with four blood moons and a solar eclipse are all declaring His return.  What I do know is this:  If we are Wise men and women we will examine our hearts and prepare the way of the Lord, ponder His love for us in our hearts, be obedient to His word, and be ready to bow down and worship when He returns.  This time when He comes it will be with a SHOUT! and every eye shall see it. (Don’t ask me how-I haven’t a clue.)


Luke 19:40 says that if we do not declare His return then the very stones will cry out this good news.  

19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[h] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.  (Romans 8:19-21)

Each character in the Nativity play is vital to the narrative.  Each one’s cup was filled to overflowing.  Each one’s fate was assigned by God Himself.  But we must not forget, Jesus fate is also in His cup and it is a bitter cup indeed.  Jesus accepted His cup when He said, “not my will but thine be done.”  For this purpose He took on dust.  Because Jesus said, “Yes” to His Father’s plan, a plan set out before the foundation of the world, we have our cup filled with fear transformed into a cup of hope.

This is the gift of CHRISTmas.  

We Three Kings by A Hero for the World

The Bethlehem Star Documentary


Twas the Night Before

christian_christmasWhat will you be doing this eve of Christmas?

Will you read the Christmas Story?
Will you tuck your child into bed and read Twas the Night Before Christmas?
Will you celebrate with your friends?

May tonight be different for us. May we spend some time with the Savior of the World.
I pray you will gain a fresh insight as you read the story again this Christmas Eve.

As I have read the story of Jesus birth this year a couple of things have been in my spirit.
First, there were several people who had been looking for the Messiah for a long time. There was Simeon who had been promised by God that he would not die before he saw the Messiah. In the temple, there was the prophetess, Anna, who was fasting and praying to God daily.  The Magi saw the star and traveled for maybe two years just to bring gifts to the King and worship Him. Of course then there is Mary and Joseph who had to wait the nine months not knowing what to expect from a baby born of the Holy Spirit, the one to be the Savior of the world. What about Elizabeth and Zechariah? They were also having to wait knowing their child would have a part to play in preparing the way for the Messiah. I imagine that Elizabeth and Mary spend a lot of time praying about how they would raise a child given by God for such a special task.

It has been thousands of years since that little baby was born. From the very first century there have been people who were looking for Jesus to return as King. But today I’m not sure there is a lot of eager awaiting for the King to return. There will come a day when He will come again! Should we be fasting and praying as Anna? Listening to the Holy Spirit’s still small voice as was Simeon? Should we be “hurrying” to spread the gospel as the shepherds were? And like the Magi we should be bringing and using the gifts we have been given in service to Him.
Be blessed as you read the Christmas story this Christmas Eve.

I found this chronological version of the story of the birth of Jesus. It is from the New International Version of the Bible.

I enjoyed reading it as the whole story. I pray you will too.

Matt 1:18a
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about. His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Luke 1:26-40
26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.” 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.
Luke 1:56
56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
Matt 1:18b-25
18b she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Luke 2:1-38
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. 22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” 33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” 36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
Matt 2:1-23
1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: 6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
Luke 2:39-40
39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. (NIV)

Merry Christmas,


Be Born In Me – Christmas

Be Born in Me by Francesca Battistelli

Year in and year out we celebrate Christmas with parties, presents, people, and pain.  Yes, pain.  We miss those we love who are not with us for whatever reason.  We recognize that our world is not Norman Rockwell wonderful (Holiday Memories, Nov. 18, 2015).  We realize this is not a Beaver Cleaver world and I Love Lucy is funny only because things are going very wrong in Lucy’s world and not mine for thirty blessed minutes.

Several years ago, I began to dissect the Christmas story.  I would take one part of the story and learn as much as I could about the characters, the star, the relationships, and even the changes in the earth.  The story of Christ’s birth took on renewed beauty and the gift became more precious.

Every detail was planned out before the Creation.  Jesus took on dust and became limited by time and space.  He became dependent on other dust.  He was born with a purpose and it would cost Him and those who loved Him everything.

The gift of Christmas is of no avail if we refuse the gift.  It is offered to all.  Few receive it.  This year I pray He will Be Born in Me anew.  I pray you will reread, re-listen to the music, re-examine your heart and that you too will ask Him to Be Born in You!  

This is the gift He desires.  An open door to your heart.  Please, let Him in.  You will never be disappointed in this holy treasure.  He would have come only for you.  Ask Him in.  He is waiting patiently.   Do you have room?  Tricia asked this question on Dec 1st and I am asking again.  Don’t let another CHRISTmas season go by without answering this question once and for all.  

Do You Have Room by ONE VOICE Children’s Choir

“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:15

Merry Christmas from the Merry Band of Treaders!