HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

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The year 2020 has arrived in Japan! I am so grateful to God for making 2019 (and all my previous years) such a blessing to me and my family. I want to thank God right now.

Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for helping me throughout 2019, and thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed upon me in all the past years. Please guide me and all of us in this new year of 2020, and please draw many of Your elect people into Your bosom this new year. I thank You for bringing me to this blogging work, for letting me make many wonderful friends, and for speaking to me and teaching me through Your Word. I pray this is in Jesus’ most precious name, Amen!

I’d like to share this song my friend Lee Duigon posted on his blog on New Year’s Eve.

My blogging friend, Rosy Marr, has written her own song, “Unending Love,” to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne,” that was used for the above song as well! You will certainly love this beautiful song!

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.” – Psalm 100:1-5

Merry Christmas 2019 & The December Tag

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thank you, God, for sending us your Son, Jesus Christ, Who has no beginning, nor will He have an end, to this earth in the form of a man, to die on the cross for undeserving sinners whom You chose to save. Thank you that Jesus is risen from the dead, and will come back to earth to rule for eternity! May the time come soon when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all!!


The December Tag

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I was tagged on December 12th.

Thank you, Mr. Holliman, for giving me the December Tag!! Please check out his interesting blog!!

Here are the rules:
Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
Link the original post so the creators can read them.
Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
Answer the questions
Tag at least TWO people.
Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month.

Here are the questions:

Q.1. If you could be a character in a holiday movie, who would you be?

I would like to be the gift giver.

Q.2. What kind of holiday shopper are you: Black Friday? Christmas Eve? Yearlong hoarder?

Sorry, I’m not a holiday shopper! 😅

Q.3. What colors are your favorite holiday decorations?

I like red and green!

Q.4. Would you rather build a snowman, go sledding, have a snowball fight, or stay inside drinking hot cocoa?

I’d rather stay inside and drink hot cocoa while reading my Kindle.

Q.5. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you want to be left out for you on Christmas Eve?

I would be happy if the good kids left some chewy chocolate chip cookies out for me! I’d be so happy that I’d wake up the children with my “HO! HO! HO!”

Q.6. If someone offered you a gift card to any store you wanted, which one would you choose?

I’d choose the local supermarket!

Q.7. Name three words that best describe Christmas for you.

SALVATION, IMMANUEL, and JESUS CHRIST!

I hereby tag…

Lydia Potter & Mrs. Holliman!

Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful time in the last days of December and 2019! 😉

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

“Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14 

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21 

“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us.” – Matthew 1:22-23

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

Second Chances Trailer!

Steadfast Pictures’ new film, “Second Chances,” directed by Elijah Holston, will be coming out in June 2020!! Please watch the new film’s official trailer!

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The Second Chances Official Trailer is now available to watch!

Please share this with everyone you think would benefit from watching Second Chances!

The film itself will be coming out in June 2020.

Visit secondchancesthemovie.com for more details. You can also go the Second Chances IMDb page for details about cast and crew.

God bless!

Elijah

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas prayer, by Lee Duigon.

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I’m typing this on Sunday morning, for publication Wednesday morning, when I expect to be doing more Christmas shopping.

This is a prayer, for this Christmas and every Christmas. Please join in.

O Lord our God! Bless this Christmas of 2019, and give it power to work day in, day out, day and night, and every day of 2020. Give it speech that all might hear. Give it the power to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ your Son, our Savior and our rightful King: give it the power to make us strong in His service, strong in His love. And may it move us to love one another, as Our Lord Himself commands.

All year long, O God! Bless this Christmas all year long. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Moonlight Delight

The moon is a wonderful gift from God!! Please enjoy this beautiful poem about the moon!!

(This is reblogged from Lydia Potter’s blog!!)

In His Service and Loving It

What would a night be like without the wonderful moonlight? Dark. Deary. God is faithful in bringing out the moon each night. Too often, we take our moon and its beautiful moonlight for granted.

A quick pic of the moon I took last night.

I really wanted a poem about moonlight to share on this post and I was wondering where I could find a great poem. I ended up asking a great blogger if they would write one for me. Sure enough – that person did! A HUGE thanks to Steve for writing this wonderful poem about moonlight! 🙂

MOONLIGHT DELIGHT

Moonlight truly shines so bright,

Wondrous scene, such a delight.

Under this moon all does shine,

E’en the flowers glow so fine.

Moonlight fills the meadow fast,

In the forest, shadows cast.

Moonlight sits atop the hill,

Spreading light while all is still.

Shining now upon the lake,

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Barnabas Award #2

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I was nominated for this award by Lydia Rose on October 23rd.

I have been nominated for the Barnabas Award by Lydia Rose!! Thank you, Lydia!

Make sure you check out her awesome blog!! (P.S. – To see her posts, you need this password: LydiaR. She told me it’s OK to share.)

“You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement and inspiration you bring to your readers.“

The way this works: Thank the person who nominated you, and share their blog. Think of five bloggers that encourage and inspire you and nominate them. List five things about yourself. Answer the questions you got asked. Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because is the number that signifies grace.

5 Facts about me:

1. The Holy Spirit showed me my sins and that I need a Savior, and I prayed and asked God to forgive my sins and now I am saved through faith in Jesus Christ!

2. I define myself as a man of few words.

3. I used to go to the gym, but I haven’t gone there recently.

4. I want my blog to be used to bring others to Jesus Christ.

5. I am relying on God to guide me my whole life.

Here are the questions asked by Lydia:

Q.1. Which of your family members encourage you the most? How?

My father encourages me the most. He talks to me about God and about how to live the life God has graciously given me.

Q.2. Who do you go to when you need encouragment?

I always go to God when I need encouragement. I pray to Him, and He comforts me.

Q.3. Who was your first blog follower?

My first blog follower was Elijah Holston. He has a candle business and makes movies that glorify God. Watch his movie, “A Tangled Web,” here! Please check out his websites at CountryCowboyCandles.com and SteadfastPics.com!!

Q.4. What is an encouraging Bible verse or quote that you enjoy?

Matthew 28:18~20:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.” Amen.

Q.5. Do you encourage others when you see them crying or distressed? How do you encourage them?

I remind them that Jesus loves and takes care of them.

My nominees are:

Lydia Potter

Keziah 

Marcia

Renee

Jacquie

Thank you once again, Lydia, and thank you all for being an encouragement to me and to others!! 😉