One Incredible Moment


“Blessed are the meek,” Jesus explained.
Blessed are the available.
Blessed are the conduits, the tunnels, the tools…
That’s why the announcement went first to the shepherds. They didn’t ask God if He was sure He knew what He was doing.
Had the Angel gone to theologians, they would have first consulted their commentaries. Had he gone to the elite, they would have looked around to see if anyone was watching. Had he gone to the successful, they would have first looked at their calendars.
So he went to the shepherds. Men who didn’t have a reputation to protect or an ax to grind or a ladder to climb. Men who didn’t know enough to tell God that angels don’t sing to sheep and that messiahs¬†aren’t found wrapped in rags and sleeping in a feed trough…
So… While the theologians were sleeping and the elite were dreaming and the successful were snoring, the meek were kneeling. They were kneeling before the ONE only the meek will see.
The shepherds were utterly changed after the news… ARE YOU?

Exerpt from One Incredible Moment, by Max Lucado

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Label Your Light!


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We can feel Christmas everywhere. Beside the commercial excitement, you can also see how people decorate inside and outside their house. The big give away is lights covering most of our neighborhood homes and yards, so beautiful, so colorful, shining and bright, eye blinding ones, and even some crazy decorations. Why so much work?

Honestly, we felt left out¬†and were thinking to do the same with our house.¬†Then I began to think: why would we want to spend that much money on decorations and then¬†risk¬†my¬†boys’ life¬†climbing on a ladder just for what: Christmas feeling? Showing¬†off our decoration skills and¬†how beautiful our home is? I’m not saying it’s necessary a bad thing. But, by asking myself those questions, I evaluated my motives and started thinking about focusing on the kind of light I’d rather be shining during Christmas time. So, what kind of light am I?

Am I a CANDLE? Do I light up the room with myself, but am I vulnerable to other influences that might snuff out my flame?

Am I a FLOODLIGHT? Do I shine so strongly in people’s eyes that they are blinded rather than enabled to see?

Am I a FLASHLIGHT? Do I click on only in emergencies?

Am I a CHANDELIER? Do I shine with beauty and make those around me look better?

Now, my friend, what is your reasons to decorate your home and how can you reflect that on yourself? What kind of LIGHT are you? How can you shine during this Christmas time, more effectively in your neighborhood, in your world?

Label your Light!

Luke 8:16-18

 

An Unforgetable Christmas !


Part 3: Two dreams came true

We hope you all had a merry and God-centered Christmas ! This year again, we were thinking about what God wants for Christmas. So we did our best to give, open and surrender our HEART to our Savior, the Light of the world, the Prince of Peace. We ended up being blessed beyond our hope and dreams.

Since couple years now, I dreamed to have a nativity scene. I could not find it.. So I finally gave up ! Then something amazing happened. The first day of December, we discovered a present at our door step with a card saying this:

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And then, every few days, we received gifts at our door step from those mysterious friends!

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Each gift bag had one character of the Nativity,

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The last day, December 25th, we got baby Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas!!

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God is good, all the time! The second dream that came true is the wonderful Christmas celebration at our church. Our family was part of a play called: Christmas in reverse! Finally, I had my cousin Sara visiting from Montreal with her three boys and my Nephew Zié and his wife Nicole from Washington State to share Christmas with us. Those are some pictures of what will be for our family : a CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER !!

Nema & Dara are the angels, Daniel was Joseph and Michael was the hotel host.

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Marc and me playing Adam & Eve character

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Feeling blessed to have my family together !

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A table set for twelve people !

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours. God bless you !!