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Christmas Thoughts [click to read]

(These are different thoughts that friends have emailed me from around the world.)

Merry Christmas season to all of you!!
Please feel free to invite a friend! (Or a hundred!) And there’s no need to reply to me!
You are cordially invited to A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!

Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ

Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25, but He’s always around, so the date is flexible….

Time: Whenever you’re ready. (Please don’t be late, though, or you’ll miss out on all the fun! The joy starts NOW!!)

Location: Your heart…. He’ll meet you there. (You’ll hear Him knock.)

Attire: Come as you are. He’ll be washing our clothes anyway. He said something about new white robes and crowns for everyone who stays till the last.

Tickets: Costly, but admission is free. He’s already paid for everyone at the Cross. (He says you wouldn’t have been able to afford it anyway… it cost Him everything He had. But you do need to accept the ticket!!

Refreshments: New wine, bread, and a wonderful drink He calls “Living Water,” (To be followed by a supper that promises to be out of this world!)

Gift Suggestions: Your life. He’s one of those people who already has everything else. (He’s very generous in return though. Just wait until you see what He has for you!)

Entertainment: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, & Real Happiness, Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power, Eternity in Paradise, Contentment, and much more! (All “G” rated, so bring your family and friends.)

R.S.V.P. Very Important! He must know ahead so He can reserve a spot for you at the table. Also, He’s keeping a list of His friends for future reference. He calls it the “Lamb’s Book of Life.”

Please reserve your place soon. I pray that I see you there! For those of you who have already made reservations, please share this invitation with everyone! The doors are open wide! It’s not too late! Remember — the party has no end!

Christmas (1 Corinthians 13 Style) [click to read]

“If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator.“
“If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.”
“If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.”
“If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choirs cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.”
“Love stops the cooking to hug a child.”
“Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband or wife.”
“Love is kind, though harried and tired.”
“Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.”
“Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way.”
“Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.”
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.”
“Love never fails.”
“Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, and golf clubs will rust.”
“But giving the gift of love will endure forever.”

We pray that wherever you are and however you say it that you will know and understand the true meaning of Christmas. God has a dream, “Peace on earth, and goodwill toward all men”, but it happens one person at a time. We can only experience the amount of real peace to the degree that we allow Jesus Christ the “Prince of Peace” to rule and reign in our own individual lives. The greatest gift that was ever given was when God paid for our sins on the cross. You can receive His peace; His forgiveness and love right now. Just ask Him…

“Dear God, I know that I need You.
Thank You for your Gift of Love!
I know that I have sinned and am separated from You.
I’m sorry that my sins hurt You.
As best as I know how, I turn from all my sins and I give You control of my life.
Jesus, I welcome You into my life right now.
Please give me a pure heart and fill me with Your Holy Spirit.
I truly want to follow You and make my home in heaven.
Lord Jesus, show me Your way.
I want to know You.
I won’t be ashamed of You, Jesus.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Please let us know if you prayed this prayer. You can click right here. We would love to know of your commitment so that we can pray for you and celebrate with you! If we can help you as you seek to follow Jesus, or if you would like to have the words of Jesus in the New Testament or a Bible, you can contact us at our address, or by clicking here — it’s free! We’re not a organization that you can join; you’ve joined God! He’s enough! Our prayer is that we will all care for and help each other, living together in the love, kindness, peace, and the beauty of Jesus.

Love, mercy and grace from Jesus Christ our Lord.
We pray that you have a truly blessed and wonderful Christmas and New Year!!!

God Bless You!!
The Wheelers
Philippians 3:10
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” — Luke 2:14 NKJV

“Merry Christmas” Around the World!! [click to read]

Afrikaans – 'n Geseende Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige Nuwejaar
Afrikander – Een Plesierige Kerfees
Albanian – Gezuar Krishtlindje
Arabic – I'D MIILAD SAID OUA SANA SAIDA
Armenian – Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri – Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Basque – Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On
Bengali – Bodo Din Shubh Lamona
Bohemian – Vesele Vanoce Breton – Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian – Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Celtic – Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Chinese – (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Chinese – (Catonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
Chinese – (Hong Kong) Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan
Cornish – Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Cree – Mitho Makosi Kesikansi Croatian – Sretan Bozic
Czech – Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish – Gladelig Jul
Dutch – Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
English – Merry Christmas
Esperanto – Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian – Roomsaid Joulu Puhi
Farsi – Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish – Hyvaa joulua
French – Joyeux Noel
Frisian – Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
German – Froehliche Weihnachten Greek - Kala Christouyenna!
Hawaiian – Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew – Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova Hindi – Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Hungarian – Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic – Gledileg Jol
Indonesian – Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi – Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish – Nollaig Shona Dhuit Italian – Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese – Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Kala –Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Etos
Korean – Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latvian – Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
Lettish – Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian – Linksmu Kaledu
Maltese – il Milied it-tajjeb
Manx – Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori – Meri Kirihimete
Marathi – Shub Naya Varsh
Navajo – Merry Keshmish
Northern Sotho – Matlhatse le matlhogonolo mo ngwageng o moswa.
Norwegian – God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Pennsylvania German – En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Papiamento – Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo
Pig Latin – Errymay ristmaskay nday appyhay ewnay earyay
Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese – Feliz Natal Rapa-Nui – Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Romanian – Craciun Fericit
Russian – Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Serbian – Hristos se rodi
Slovakian – Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Samoan – La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Scottish – Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur Serbian – Hristos se rodi!
Singhalese – Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovak – Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene – Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
Spanish – Feliz Navidad!
Swedish – God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar
Tagalog – Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil – Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Thai – Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish – Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian – Srozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu – Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese – Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Waray – Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tu-ig
Welsh – Nadolig Llawen
Zulu – Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni.

We pray that wherever you are and however you say it that you will know and understand the true meaning of Christmas. God has a dream, “Peace on earth, and goodwill toward all men”, but it happens one person at a time. We can only experience the amount of real peace to the degree that we allow Jesus Christ the “Prince of Peace” to rule and reign in our own individual lives. The greatest gift that was ever given was when God paid for our sins on the cross. You can receive His peace; His forgiveness and love right now. Just ask Him…

“Dear God, I know that I need You.
Thank You for your Gift of Love!
I know that I have sinned and am separated from You.
I’m sorry that my sins hurt You.
As best as I know how, I turn from all my sins and I give You control of my life.
Jesus, I welcome You into my life right now.
Please give me a pure heart and fill me with Your Holy Spirit.
I truly want to follow You and make my home in heaven.
Lord Jesus, show me Your way.
I want to know You.
I won’t be ashamed of You, Jesus.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Please let us know if you prayed this prayer. You can click right here. We would love to know of your commitment so that we can pray for you and celebrate with you! If we can help you as you seek to follow Jesus, or if you would like to have the words of Jesus in the New Testament or a Bible, you can contact us at our address, or by clicking here — it’s free! We’re not a organization that you can join; you’ve joined God! He’s enough! Our prayer is that we will all care for and help each other, living together in the love, kindness, peace, and the beauty of Jesus.

We pray that you have a truly blessed and wonderful Christmas!!!

God Bless You!!
The Wheelers
Philippians 3:10

light of the world [click to read]

St. Francis of Assisi was one of my heroes. I love this quote from him, “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

May we walk into the darkness of this world and shine Jesus’ light of love boldly and without fear!

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” — Matthew 5:16

oh, the wonder!! [click to read]

Have we lost the wonder of God’s love? Have we lost our amazement at the suffering, death & resurrection of Jesus? Have we become so familiar with the story that our hearts have become calloused? Is it just another story that has to be retold each Sunday in a newer, better, more creative, entertaining way just to keep our attention?? Has our relationship with Jesus become just another item to check off on our daily “to do list”? Do we get more excited about who wins the Super Bowl (or when we get a promotion, new car, etc.) than we do when we think about the Creator of the universe longing to walk with us forever? Have we forgotten the joy of having our sins forgiven and our burdens removed … FOREVER?!! Not for these precious people … (click here to see an awesome video!)!!!