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12 Days of CHRISTmas

Posted by cjoshua15 on December 18, 2007

Okay.  The I’m late on the countdown.  Here is something I thought you might enjoy to explain the song.  It takes on a whole new light in the Christian world.

The song goes, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…”  The “true love” represents God and the “me” who receives these presents is the Christian. 

The “partridge in a pear tree” was Jesus Christ who died on a tree as a gift from God.

The “two turtle doves” were the Old and New Testaments – another gift from God.

The “three French hens” were faith hope and love – the three gifts of the Spirit that abide(I Corinthians 13).

The “four calling birds” were the four Gospels which sing the song of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The “five golden rings” were the first five books of the Bible also called the “Books of Moses.”

The “six geese a-laying” were the six days of creation.

The “seven swans a swimming” were “seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.”(I Corinthians 12:8-11, Romans 12, Ephesians 4, 1 Peter 4:10-11)

The “eight maids a milking” were the eight beatitudes.

The “nine ladies dancing” were nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.  (Galatians 5:22-23)

The “ten lords a-leaping” were the Ten Commandments.

The “eleven pipers piping” were the eleven faithful disciples.

The “twelve drummers drumming” were the twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed.

The next time you hear this song you will hear it for the first time with your eyes upon the Lord and all that He does for us.


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Celebrate the Season

Posted by cjoshua15 on November 20, 2006

As we enter this Advent season we prepare to celebrate. What are we celebrating? Are we gearing up for Christmas morning? Are the decorations enough? Do we have plenty of food for the guests?

The newspaper on Thursday will be filled with several sales advertisements. Many will gather together in search of the best price for those Christmas presents. They will make plans on which stores to hit and what time they need to be where. A lot of work will go into Friday’s shopping attack. Many will lose their religion in search for those popular gifts. The traffic will be awful, moods will turn greedy, and the reason will be lost.

This season is a celebration of God’s gift to humanity. We are gearing up for a birthday party like non other. Knowing that God gave us His son Jesus Christ as His gift is a miracle.

With the thought of that miracle gift shouldn’t we adjust our focus to the birth of Jesus Christ? YES! Without Him we have nothing! That day of shopping becomes a huge frustration when you forget to take Jesus with you. The birth is the reason for the season. Remind those around you. Smile to all, it is contagious. Plan for the birthday party, include Jesus in all that you do. Give thanks for the gift that is so precious it cannot be returned.

The snow flurries blow
Welcoming the season.
The toy store is stocked
With the newest whatnots.
Big baby dolls, red fire trucks,
And lots of bouncy balls.
Tinsel and lights strung through the mall,
Leading to Santa in his chair.
Children giving him their wishes,
The sky is the limit.
One little girl, dress torn, whispers,
“Just one gift please,
The gift is for the baby.”
Tears streaking down her tender cheeks,
Love flowing from her eyes.
“Please give my heart to the baby,
To the baby Jesus!”

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Holiday Recipe Swap

Posted by cjoshua15 on November 10, 2006

I thought it would be fun to share family favorites or just a fun recipe to try during this holiday season.

Sweet Salad
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 can sliced pineapple rings
1 container cool whip
1 jar red maraschino cherries
1/2 head of lettuce
24 hours ahead of time, remove the label from the can of milk, place it in large pot of water and boil for 3 hours. Keep can covered with water to keep it from exploding.Refrigerate overnight after boiling.
Next day before dinner.
Open both ends of milk can and using very sharp knife, dip the knife in hot running water and then slice the caramelized milk the thickness of double the pineapple slices. Use a desert plate, lay out lettuce leaf in the middle, place pineapple slice in middle of leaf, and place a slice of the caramelized milk on the pineapple slice, top with cool whip and a cherry.

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