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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ready or not ...

it's Christmas Eve ... and today or tomorrow - come what may - we'll celebrate the miracle of the incarnation - Immanuel, God with us.

In place of the Wednesday Festival today, take a moment to rest in His presence and hear these words spoken to you

My busy Child,

In the midst of the Christmas rush

come to me when you are frazzled and worn out.
I'll give you rest.

Learn from Me
and you won't be overburdened.

I'll show you how to find balance.

Take time
to be STILL
and KNOW that I am your God.

Set your affections on what really matters,
not on the trivial pursuits of life that try to distract you from Me.

Refresh yourself and refocus
for I am your GOD of PURPOSE
I love YOU
with a never-ending love

And if you have time or inclination, feel free to offer up a prayer for all RevGals and pals (and their families) who are so busy over this Christmas period and the comment box is open for you to post a prayer or blessing today, should you wish to do so.

May God bless us all with a beautiful Christmas, full of His light and a reminder of His faithful to keep His promises.

P.S. Wednesday Festival will return again in the New year.


  1. This is beautiful--just what I needed as I try to fend off a cold and face some Christmas blues.

    Peace and joy to all my sisters and brothers in this wonderful community.

  2. Blessings to all of you wonderful RevGals and Pals who continue to make ministry less lonely and definitely WAY more fun!

    Merry Christmas to all!

  3. Prayers will be offered tonight for all of us.

    Sue, I could not agree more!

    Merry Christmas, every one.

  4. Merry Christmas Each and All...

    Christmas 2008


    Unfold the seasonal petals
    of your snow-dusted bursting bloom!

    Reveal to the clamoring
    hungering world
    my warmly fleshly
    glory-bright birth!

    Then ah—listen!
    Soon follows
    the clear benediction
    of a cold bell chiming.

    Hodie! Venite adoremus,
    Christus natus est!

  5. Praying for all RG's who are working and serving and worshipping in these days! Thanks be to God for each one of you!

    My husband is sick - maybe the flu - please keep Ken in your prayers.

  6. Praying for Sophia, and for Ken, and for all the dear Rev. Gals and Pals. What a blessing you are!

  7. May all my lovely Revgals have peace for the holiday. Thank you for sharing all that you do and for giving all your good advice. And Friday Fives and Recipes and funny stories!

  8. thank you for all this grace....


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