Christmas sharings ...
Thu, 14 Dec 1995 19:35:19 -0500
T-105 Poconos PA
end a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten
friend. Dismiss suspicion,
and replace it with trust. . . .
Write a love letter. Share some
treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage
youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge.
Forgive an enemy. Listen! Apologize if you were
wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your
demands on others. Think first of someone else. Listen!
Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Deserve confidence. . . .
Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your
gratitude. Go to church. Welcome a stranger. Listen! Gladden
the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty of the earth. . . .
Speak your love
Speak it again
Speak it still
once again. . .
COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!
THE CANDY CANE
A candy cane is more meaningful than just a "sweet" at Christmas.
It can remind us of Jesus . . . Its shape is like a shepherd's staff.
Its wide red stripes remind us that Jesus shed His blood for our sins.
Its narrow red stripes remind us that "by His stripes we are healed".
(1Peter 2:24) Its white stripes stand for purification - by His death we
were made pure. The peppermint flavor is similar to hyssop which
was used in Biblical times for purification. (Psalm 51:7) Its taste is
sweet, as it is "sweet" to walk with Jesus. Turn the candy cane
upside down - it becomes a "J" for Jesus.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City