12152015 Good Friends Morning Conversations

precencenotpresentsPower Thoughts:

“The Magic of


is not about the presents but in

His presence!”

NOTICE: Last Day for Standard mail to arrive on time, if your sending in the United States!

Letter from a Listener:
Count Down: For the next 30 days (written last week) I have either a birthday celebration or a major holiday to celebrate every single week. December just happens to be the month most of my family was born. My daughter’s sweet eighteen happens exactly two week prior to Christmas, no pressure, really. If someone could just arrange for Toby Mac to come and give her a private concert, my life would be so much easier.

 “Helllloo Toby Mac 🙂 A friend of mine orchestrated a meet and greet with your band and my daughter’s a few years ago in Tennessee, which explains the #WriteInTobyMac” campaign my kids have started. What a busy season for my family and probably you.  I am now catching my breath and making a plan. I’ve three girlfriends who are moving this week, two out of state to a complete new area and another is staying in our community. They all sold their houses in November. They have all asked me if I thought they were crazy moving so close to Christmas. I smiled and grabbed the bubble wrap and packing tape saying “no, your female”. (Oh PS: Can you do a special concert for East Texas. Please call Al, or Michelle, or Kevin at kswp.org)”

From Darkness to Light: “My mother was ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease. She was debilitated to the point that she did not recognize her family members. My father told me she was even beginning to wonder who he was at times.  There were times I just missed my mom. Then one day, my sister shared a praise report with me after mom took Holy Communion when mom visited her family. Praise God, Jesus has healed her mind and set her free!” #prayerworkskswpkavx

Prayer: Lead me God , i am lost , but i trust your guidance , i don’t understand what is happening around me , show me your wisdom in circumstances, show me your perfect will for my life in Jesus name. #prayerworkskswpkavx


Christmas Through the Eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge Dec 20 @ 9:45 am
A celebration breakfast during Sunday School and then Pastor Don presents his annual Christmas Monologue entitled, “Christmas Through the Eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge.”
Lufkin’s First Church of the Nazarine, 1604 S. Medford St., Lufkin 75904, lufkinnazarine.com

You Can Hope!

You can remember God’s presence by reflecting on the past. You can hope for God’s presence in the future.

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

There is no other time that you can be in the presence of God but the present moment. Instead of living in the past or focusing too much on the future, look for God around you in the present moment and experience the fullness of joy in knowing that He is in the here and now.*(thedailyverse.com/Kat Davis)

*Today’s commentary is a paraphrased excerpt from a talk given by Margaret Becker during Session I of her seminar “Coming Up For Air” entitled Oxygen.

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