Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Cards, War on Christmas & Mary Sings Amazing Grace For Golfers

Are you sending a Christmas card out this year? We always take a Christmas picture, but I don't always mail a card. I don't think I've mailed one in a few years. This year, I had almost decided to not mail a card, when I decided to use Shutterfly and just order cards for those people on our list that live out of town.

Did you know there is a war on Christmas? You can google it if you have not come up against it in some way. Christmas school concerts are now called, "Winter Concerts." Municipalities are told not to put up Christmas references! I like to say Merry Christmas everywhere I go, because this is our holiday as Christians! It's all about Jesus!

Our cards arrived today. I don't like to say just Happy Holidays on our card, although I do hope you have a happy holiday. I definitely like to say, "Merry Christmas!" I also like to pick a scripture pointing us to our Savior or say something about Jesus.

Would you like to take a peek? Here it is!

I remember once hearing Chuck Swindoll, that wonderful Bible teacher, say that they no longer sent out cards because their list kept getting bigger and bigger every year. It's okay if you can't send a card out. A lot of people email a family picture to keep it simple.

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Mary sang Amazing Grace last weekend for a golf tournament. The man who introduced her is Ted Kiegiel, Head Golf Pro at the club where my husband and sons play golf (Ted is also coach and mentor to pro golfer Webb Simpson), and the man who took her to the microphone is our wonderful sound man from our church, Barry Kirby. My hubby is looking on :-) I thought you might like to hear it!

I love this photo I took of a photo in the clubhouse of US Open 2012 Winner Webb Simpson,
acknowledging God as the Source of blessing.
Webb is a Raleigh native who loves Jesus. A humble man who is kind to everyone,
Webb learned to play golf at the above golf course. You may also enjoy this post I did when Webb spoke to a group of middle schoolers about his life and faith in Christ.

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