Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Devotional Carnival - Jesus

The winner of the novel "The Mountain Between Us" is Pam Cason - congrats Pam! 
Email me your address and I'll get it in the mail to you.

Today is the 22nd and I was aiming to have all my Christmas preparations completed by today. And I very nearly do.  But I ran into two glitches, of a similar vein.

A box of gifts I ordered from Amazon has not yet arrived at my door. Since I was sick the better part of the last twelve days, I did much of my shopping online this year. (Not to mention the one time I tried to drive to Target to buy gifts, I would up in a car accident!) And since Jesus and both of my kids have birthdays in the next seven days, there's a lot of gifts in that box still needing to be wrapped.

Another box was delivered on time, only the shipping company didn't give me their customary knock on the front door letting me know a package had arrived. My kids and I headed out the front door to go to a "Happy Birthday to Jesus party" at a nearby church, only to run smack dab into a giant box containing my son's new bike. Did I mention the box had a picture of the bike right on the box?  Yes, so now my son knows what his big present is. 

"Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life ...."  I keep praying that.

So I'm not done yet, but I am done with all I can do for now.  And I'm turning my attention to Christ. I thought what better way to do that than with a devotional carnival? I hope you'll join up!

Here's what you do. Write a blog post about Jesus - the Son of Mary, the Messiah, the Light of the World, the Son of God, the Lamb of God, the King of the Jews, Emmanuel, the Prince of Peace - anything at all about your Lord such as his birth, his teaching, his death, his love, his resurrection, anything. Offer a key verse at the top or bottom of your devotion. Try to keep it under 700 words.

Once you post it on your blog, come back here to add your post URL with Mr. Linky so we can all read it and reflect on the beauty of Christ.

On Monday 12/27 I'll choose a participant to receive a copy of my book It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know. So you have until then to link up and enter to win. By the way, if you're not sure what to get a girlfriend for Christmas, may I suggest this book with a tin of hot chocolate or a coffee shop gift card - they look so cute packaged together!

Thankful for Immanuel.


  1. I wrote a post earlier in the month that I think is perfect for the theme of the devotional carnival, so that is the link I included : )

    May HIS peace, joy & love surround you and your family this Christmas!

  2. Love this season...and the reason for it! JESUS

  3. I too posed something from earlier in the month. It's about what Jesus means to me and when I truly grasped the reason for the season. Thank you for the opportunity to share this. Merry Christmas!

  4. Thank you again for hosting this devotion carnival, Rachel! I always look forward to these. I look forward to studying, reading the Word, searching my heart on the topic, writing the post, and reading others' beautiful thoughts!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh, too bad about the bike! It's been quite a challenge around here too making sure gifts are not discovered by my son. Looking forward to reading everyone's devotions. Merry Christmas!

  6. Thanks for stirring me to remember "Jesus" truly is the reason for the season. I love the opportunity to share my thoughts in your devotion carnivals.
    Merry Christmas to all!

  7. Merry Christmas sweet friend. I didn't have a blog post but I did have a recent devotional on P31 that I wanted to share. Please don't enter me to win though - I already have a well-worn copy of your wonderful book!

  8. Merry Christmas! I have been praying about this opportunity all week, to share who Jesus is to me. It was just so hard to narrow down, because nothing I can say can say enough.

  9. I have a post from the 22nd of Dec. or the previous post. Thankful for Him in all things!


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