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For those who have been praying for, and following the Story of Brooke Wright (of Harrisburg, NC), she got a new liver today. Only God could line up all the events to make this happen. Please continue to pray for the little angel as she will continue to deal with the days ahead and her recovery.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
I'm still dragging. I just can't over my depression this Christmas. I just can't shake it. Things are pretty good financially. I'm buying pretty much what we want and need. But I'm still missing it - something. I feel like I've lost my faith - like I've lost my way... And I don't have a soul a can talk to about it. I just can't tell people what I'm thinking and feeling.
Christmas should be simple -- a celebration of the birth of Jesus. As long as we all keep "Jesus" in focus. Then let's also celebrate a time to be with family and friends, and show our love by giving gifts. As long as Jesus is the central point, for He is our Greatest Gift.
Merriam-Webster's definition for Christmas: "A Christian feast.. that commemorates the birth of Christ.."
Let us all not forget what it's all about. All the hustle and bustle can make it all so blurry.
"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to YOU; he is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 NIV
His Church is about worshiping Him (of course) but it is also about being a part of His community of followers. I think God would want you in His Church for whatever the reason. You should go... I recommend Rocky River. We have found great community there (here). You have to take the next step though of getting plugged in. That can be a little scary but it is SO worth it!
This Christmas all I want is a sense of community again... When I left church several years ago, I immediately found my sense of community within the home schooling world here in Concord... Now, I have lost that community (for reasons I won't go into)... I am not sure that coming back to church is the answer because I feel I'd be coming for selfish reasons instead of to simply worship God.
Ok you asked for it. Said I could say anything. Well here goes. I have been born again for over 40 years, have taught Sunday School etc. I will not bore you with all those details. This year has been absolutely the worst. My husband has not had a job for over 4 years. He applied for disability and still has not gotten it. I have tried to make all the house payments but alas foreclosure finally happened in June, then our car broke so badly that we just junked it. Then in August my husband died.
My wife and I decided not to exchange Christmas gifts to each other this year. We decided to focus on providing Christmas to those in need. We've sponsored an Angel Tree child, made a meal box and took another child's name to provide Christmas to that child. We've never been so grounded as we are this Christmas. It has helped us realize that "It's Not About Me"...! We are so thankful for being able to "give back". Merry Christmas.