‘Why can’t every day be like Christmas?’

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Why can’t every day be like Christmas?   It has been a wonderful weekend in the Buice household filled with love and blessings as my family gathered for our family Christmas. Our house was full to the brim and enjoyed every minute of it. I want to thank each member of our family for being here and making this a perfect kind of Christmas celebration with our Lord in the middle of it all.   Such love and joy AND FOOD, was freely flowing.

That all began on Friday night then comes Sunday and extra blessings as most of the family was at church with me and the sermon from Butch was a beautiful message. Oh, and the choir specials.   Thank you Lord for all the beauty of Sunday.  Butch took his message from one verse, a very familiar verse. John 3:16.   The most known verse in the Bible and a favorite of so many.  It is His nature to love us. We are one of the greatest Christmas gifts of all. God does nothing just for excitement.  He came to give us the gift of salvation. The word “love” is the highest form of affection ever and no one will ever love us as our Lord does. After all He did die for us. “For God so” just three little words say it all. God bless each of you at this special time of the year. NOTE:   There was a Senior  outing planned for Tuesday the 22nd, but due to so much sickness, operations, etc, this has been canceled until a later date.    We were all so happy to see Lou come in on Sunday. He is usually tied down on Sundays with Jessie. We love to see him and enjoy him being with us and we hear that Steve Smith is doing well. Such good news. Lilly and Noah Martin both had surgery last week and we hope they are better. Betty Walker has pneumonia and was not with us, neither was Mary Beacham. Hope she’s not sick. Patsy was able to be with us. Bennie Dooley still is “just waiting”. Thank you Bennie and Martha for the special blessing. Butch and Cindy enjoyed being with his former congregation on Friday night for their Christmas program down in Ray Town.

The rest of the week will be quiet for us, all our excitement is over, but we plan it this way. I think the little ones need to be home on Christmas Day. Be sure to tell your little ones what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. I hear our youth had an enjoyable night recently with a skating party.   I don’t know the count but I’m sure they all had a great time. Happy anniversary to Bennie and Martha Dooley on the 26th.   Happy birthday to Noah Martin on the 31st and a special blessed birthday for my son-in-law, Mark Luciani on the 26th.  From my Guideposts:   “Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas.  And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of this special time that is set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.” So with that said,  I wish each of you,  all my faithful readers a most joyful and loving Christmas season. Until next year.Until next week may the Lord bless you real good.

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