Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Names of Christ Tree

In the scriptures we read of many different names for Christ. It is wonderful to remember the innocent babe born in a stable, but even more important to think of the life and mission of Christ. The names for Christ found in the scriptures help us understand the breadth and meaning of His gift to us.

Our children helped pick out some of the names and we wrote down the name with the corresponding scripture on red paper ornaments and used red satin ribbon to hang them with. They are gathered in a basket and each morning we will read the scripture and hang an ornament on a small, simple tree. Here are the names and scriptures that we use, but there are so many others that are beautiful as well.

Emmanuel -Isa. 7:14
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God -Isa 9:6
Prince of Peace -Isa 9:6
Messiah -Dan 9:25
Redeemer-Isa. 59:20
Savior -John 4:42
Good Shepherd -John 10:14
Holy One -Ps. 16:10
Mediator-1Tim. 2:5
Prince of Life -Acts 3:15
The True Vine -John 15:1
Lord -Matt. 28:6
The Bread of Life -John 6:35
Messenger of the Covenant -Mal. 3:1
The Chosen of God -Luke 23:35
Lamb of God -John 1:29
God's Holy Child Jesus -Acts 4:27-30
Rabboni -John 20:16
The Word -John 1:1,14
The Light -John1:7-8
Bright and Morning Star -Rev. 22:16
Resurrection and the Life -John 11:25

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Simple thoughts, deep meanings


The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.

Ralph Sockman

The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.

Henry David Thoreau

Friday, November 13, 2009

Keeping Christ In Christmas


Welcome to our blog where we strive to share ideas and traditions that are centered around Christ!

With all of the hustle and bustle and commercialism that is rampant at this time of year, we hope to create a little haven where we can share ideas that will help us focus more on the true reason for our celebrations.

Whether we want to plan activites for our families that remind us of the birth and life of the Savior, or just find a quiet moment of inspiration to bring some peace to a harried day-we hope to make this a helpful source. We would be delighted to hear from you if you would share your family traditions that turn your hearts to Christ, or if you run across anything on the internet to share. Our hope is to make the holiday season a little more Holy and to knit our family closer to Christ and to each other.

Let's begin planning now to keep Christ in Christmas!
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