The Real World

The whole world will be celebrating from now till December 25; perhaps even longer. Stores started displaying trees back in September. 
Isn’t it strange The GOD the world rejected when He came as The GOD MAN Baby more than 2000 years ago is now purportedly the reason for all these festivities? 

Sentimentality abounds this time of year. So do depression, anxiety, and the feeling of being alone in a crowded room, all the while we pretty well idolize snow and 
hot chocolate
evergreen trees
ornaments
candy canes
holly wreaths
egg nog
mistletoe
feasting and drinking — lots of parties
Christmas Movies 24/7 for 2 plus months and 
buying, buying, and more buying (for giving to people we love, of course) — oh and we dare not forget the red-suited fat man who has god-like powers.

What does any of this have to do with The GOD MAN who actually has The Power today to save a world of people from the eternal destruction they deserve because of their very own sins? 

And Merry Christmas. What do we mean when we say it? Do we mean anything at all — is it just a tradition?
Well, we have been saying it for a while now. A certain URL address says we have been saying Merry Christmas since the 1500s. I wonder what was said before then? If you’d like to check out the page — click HERE.

What do we mean when we say and do any of the traditions we have come to accept as CHRISTMAS?

I know, the likelihood of changing any of these traditions observed by the world is — well, it’s not happening.
Changing it I mean. 

So, why am I here writing about it? 
Not because I expect to change the world.
No. I just want to give a few dear people something to ponder.
To ponder how involved shall we stay in matters of earth that do nothing to advance The Real World — The Kingdom of our Father.

Perhaps from now until the end of the year, we will meditate on what we celebrate, what we hold sentimentally dear, asking ourselves does this bring The LIGHT of the WORLD to the people of my corner of the world? .jpeg1
It’s a hard question.
It may not be pleasant to answer. I am speaking from my present experience. 

Love, Kathie 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Not Piddling

As I have been piddling with laundry, coffee-sipping, and the like, my thoughts were here and there. One of those places was 2021. It is just days away. 
I’ve decided – if I shall get it accomplished is yet to be seen – I have two phrases I’d like to speak most in 2021. 

One. I love you.
Two. The Bible says in:

So. Let the practice begin!

The Bible says in John 14  (NKJV)1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  source