A Blessed Christmas Celebration

May you have a wonderful week leading up to Christmas day.

May His peace and joy be an integral part of your daily life now and forevermore.

17 Responses to A Blessed Christmas Celebration

  1. Mary Foster December 20, 2021 at 4:33 am #

    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family. 🎄

  2. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser December 20, 2021 at 6:35 am #

    An unexpected tree is up,
    awash in purple lights,
    enchanting me and Service Pup
    through cancer’s sleepless nights.
    How strange a thing of plastic
    can make weary heart sing,
    and let a joy so drastic
    arise on golden wing,
    but this dear tree speaks of a truth
    that beauty is of God,
    and through the night is shining proof
    that though Creation’s flawed
    by the stain of earthly sin,
    His Love, at end, is going to win.

    Merry Christmas to you, Steve, and to the whole Laube family, and to everyone in this blog community. You mean so much to me, and to Barb.

    • Susan Sage December 20, 2021 at 7:17 am #

      Merry Christmas, dear brother. May God’s love fill you to overflowing now and forever more.

      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser December 20, 2021 at 7:43 am #

        Susan, thank you so much…and we wish you and yours the loveliest of Christmas blessings!

    • Ellie Langford December 20, 2021 at 7:42 am #

      Merry Christmas Andrew and Barb may God continue to bless you throughout the New Year. Enjoyed the inspiration of your poem, Andrew.

      • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser December 20, 2021 at 8:05 am #

        Ellie, I am so glad you like the poem! We thank you so much, and wish you and yours a blessed Christmas!

    • Mary Kuhlmann Antholz December 20, 2021 at 7:49 am #

      Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Molly Jo Realy December 20, 2021 at 6:43 am #

    Amen. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Susan Sage December 20, 2021 at 7:18 am #

    Merry Christmas to all who serve at the Steve Laube Agency. May you all continue to be blessed as you have blessed others.

  5. Bonita Bandaries December 20, 2021 at 8:06 am #

    May you be blessed this Christmas and in the coming year as you bless your readers.

  6. Becky Crowe December 20, 2021 at 8:48 am #

    Merry Christmas!!!

  7. Jan Rogers Wimberley December 20, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

    I stand in awe of God…His power and majesty
    whereby his Choice and the sound of his Voice
    birthed the World and Space and Time:
    His mind over matter; His will over evil; His life over death.

    This God who is and was and is to come,
    so perfect in his being that
    angels adore him,
    devils fear and quake before Him,
    and people cannot look upon his brightness.

    I stand in awe of this God
    who was so enraged at death
    That he did something about it so personal and painful:
    He gave his life so I need not taste his wrath.

    I stand in awe of this God
    who, knowing we would forget his kindnesses and his words,
    still counted us worthy of his time and devotion
    to save some of the human race.

    If a ship is going down, and you have a way
    to save some of the people,
    You should not be dissed for not saving all of them–
    particularly if the people won’t take the life boat
    when it comes by for them many more times than once.

    I stand in awe of this God who inhabits the praise of his people.
    And, of whom, if proper praise is not given,
    even the rock in great multitudes would life their voices
    in Hallelujahs
    and the trees of the fields would clap their hands
    in recognition of their maker.

    This God who is and was and is to come
    from eternity past through infinity future
    is Love so amazing, so Divine that
    I fall down before him, love and adore him,
    and offer my life, my soul, my all. Dec. 2021

  8. red December 20, 2021 at 8:17 pm #

    Amen.

  9. Kristen Joy Wilks December 21, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

    Merry Christmas!!!

  10. Pam Halter December 22, 2021 at 4:43 am #

    Happy, blessed Christmas!

  11. Eileen Copeland December 22, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

    You too, Steve.

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