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"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Friday, 17 December 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello dear bloggy friends~ A warm welcome to Spiritual Sundays hosted by Charlotte and Ginger.

Today I am continuing the Advent candle celebration.
I think this is a lovely way to celebrate as we count down the weeks till Christmas!

The first candle was The Candle of Hope or Prophecy. The second was The Candle of the Way and the third candle was The Candle of Joy.

This week's candle is the Candle of Peace.

Prophetic verse: "For unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given. And the government shall be on His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6-7

Fulfilment of Prophecy: " ...the Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those that sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace." ~ Luke 1: 78b-79

"And when the parents brought in the Christ Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the Law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 'Lord, now You are letting your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared for the face of all peoples; a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles and the glory of Your people Israel.' " ~ Luke 2: 27b-32

Please join Charlotte and Ginger and all their participants for encouragement and inspiration by clicking the link ~ http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

NOTE: Those of you who have been praying for my DIL Carina, I want to thank you. She is doing better and for those of you are not aware, my DIL gave birth to my first granddaughter on the 4th of December. Carina fractured her coccyx or tail bone while delivering little Jenna-Lynn and she was home only six days when her cervical artery hemorrhaged causing her to lose 2 liters of blood. She is still quite weak so I ask that you would keep her in your prayers.

Thank you for praying and the Lord bless you all! Merry CHRISTmas and let's all remember the Reason for the Season is Jesus!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Mari said...



Karen said...

Thank you for this beautiful Christmas post. I am lifting up your family in prayer. Praise God for the new grandchild!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful post, Sandi. I am praying for your daughter-in-law. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

Renee said...

Wonderful post. So glad your DIL is better. May her strength continue to increase each and every day.
Merry Christmas!

MTJ said...

Hi Sandi,

Thank you for sharing your family's tradition of Advent. There is so much to be thankful for.

Congratulations on the birth of Jenna-Lynn (your first granddaughter)! I will be praying for Carina's recovery. May the joy of the Lord fill your home.

Blessings and peace.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I am so sorry to hear this and you know my dear friend, that you and your family are always in my prayers especially now!!


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Sandi...thank you for sharing these lovely Scriptures about Jesus!! I'll definitely continue to keep Carina in my prayers. I'm glad she's feeling better...and I"ll pray that she gets the rest she needs to recover completely :) :) Love and hugs to you and the rest of your family, Heather :)

Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

Great post! Hope your daughter-in-law is well soon...what a blessing to have your first grandchild:)

Tea Duchess said...

We used to do advent when I was a child. Thank you for showing this what a beautiful way to remember and celebrate the season.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a beautiful post for Christmas. Thank You!
I will keep your DIL in my prayers and hope she will contnue on the path of regaining her health and strength.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Susy said...

A beautiful way to celebrate the season and the coming of the King. Blessings to you and your family, as your DIL recovers.

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family..Thank you for sharing HPS!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful post! Praying for your daughter-in-law.
What a wonderful Christmas present, a new grand baby!

sarah said...

glad to hear your dil is doing better....and praying she will feel completely better asap. And great post.

Lisa said...

I love the Advent tradition. Thank you for sharing the scriptures and prayers with us.
I did not know about your DIL. I will certainly keep her in my prayers. What a scare for you all. I'm glad to know she is doing better.

Vicki said...

Sandi, thank you for sharing these wonderful prophetic scriptures with us today. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is truly what this season is all about. I did not know about your daughter in law but will pray for her for a full recovery. God bless you, that beautiful little newborn and your entire family. Merry Christmas! Vicki

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad to hear that your DIL is doing better. I hope that she will take it easy and try to recover completely before getting back into the normal flow of life. Merry Christmas to all of your family.


Donnie said...

My prayers are with your DIL and I'm glad she is improving. I loved your Advent history and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Victorian1885 said...

Merry Christmas to you & your Family!


Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Ohhh, I am praying for your DIL and new grandbaby! How frustrating to go through all that but what a blessing to do it while walking with the Lord.

And what a lovely devotional, full of such inspirational and encouraging Bible verses, for Advent. I love to see all the different Advent candles and wreaths and yours is delightful! Advent blessings to y'all!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

You know your family is in my prayers. I just wanted to let you know that I will be joining you for Tea Time Tuesday!


Clif said...

What a splendid post. I never grow tired of reading or hearing these verses. This is and will be uplifting to many. Thank you.

Joan said...

Sandi - I had no idea about your daughter-in-law, but I'm glad she is doing better. I pray she continues to improve. Congratulations on your first grandchild!

I wish you and your family a merry CHRISTmas!


Beth said...

Nice post, Sandi. I was not aware of the meanings of the Advent candles. I hope and pray that Carina is doing better.
Merry Christmas, Sandi!

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