Archive | Christmas Inspiration

Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

  This morning I went to the grocery store to gather all my goodies to make our traditional Jaynes Family Christmas Breakfast. You would think that after twenty-nine years of whipping up the same dishes, my husband and son would want something different. But kids are funny when it comes to traditions…even when one is… Read More

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Jacob’s Best Christmas Ever

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared some Christmas stories that I’ve written over the years. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and savor a story about a little boy who discovered God’s greatest gift. Jacob’s Best Christmas Ever Sharon Jaynes© Jacob stood shivering behind his mother as… Read More

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1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Style

Every year I pull out a book that I wrote over ten years ago. Thoughout the pages I am reminded al the many ways we, as a family sought to keep Christ the center of the Holiday Season. Tucked in the middle of the chronicles of the Jaynes’ Family Traditions is a rendition of 1… Read More

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A Shepherd’s Musings

  In my last post you heard from Mary. Today, let’s hear from one of the Shepherds from that starry night so long ago. Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to be a shepherd on the Judean hillside when the angels appeared to announce Jesus’ birth? The fear? The excitement? The… Read More

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Mary’s Take on Today’s Christmas

Several years ago, I came across the following. It was a letter that could have been written by Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the beginning of each holiday season, I pull it out and read it again to help me keep Jesus the focus of this grand celebration we call Christmas. I want to share this… Read more

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Long Walk Part of Gift

Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:1 NIV). An African boy listened carefully as his teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day…. Read More

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Wrapping Up Christmas

Today’s Truth  “Ye shall find the babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12 KJV). Friend to Friend  Who in the world would wait until Christmas Eve to do their Christmas shopping?  I find it hard to believe the statistics that show December 24th is one of the biggest shopping days of… Read More

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1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Style

Today’s Truth “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV). Friend to Friend With Christmas just around the corner, it is easy to get so busy with the cooking, decorating and shopping that we forget why we’re doing all this in the first… Read More

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He’s Coming Again

Today’s Truth “Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on my holy mountain.  Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, surely it is near” (Joel 2:1 NIV) Friend To Friend In just a few days, you will most likely be taking down those Christmas… Read More

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