Grandmommy Nellie is not a fan of animals….yet, Peanut decided she should be his friend!!!
2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when  Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,  who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” 
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Have a blessed Christmas, from our family to yours!
One of my two college roommates (not including my little brother — he wasn’t a roommate…he was family!) has been going through some difficult times in the last few weeks. I wanted to share it with my other friends and family that read about things going on in my life here….I know there are prayer warriors out there…and I am asking for your prayers for Chrissy and her mother!
Chrissy’s mom suffered a stroke about two weeks ago. When I got the phone call from our other roommate in Troy & Tally, things did not look promising. Our prayers began. God is good…and in His sovereign power He saved her and she is doing better than anyone expected. Chrissy is in Tally right now trying to tie up some loose ends at work and at home so she can come back and take care of her mother. Pray that Chrissy has peace about being away from her mother during the rehab days….pray that Chrissy’s mom has strength and stamina to do the things she needs to do to regain some movement on the left side of her body. Pray for the rest of Chrissy’s family during this time that they have safe travel to and from the rehab hospital and their homes.
God is so good in all our lives and we praise Him for the opportunity to pray for our fellow believers!