Sunday, December 11, 2011


noun \nō-ˈel\
  Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth
      of the Savior. [Obs.]

NOEL. A word you hear over and over this time of year. 

But what does it mean? 


A shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior. 

What a sweet sound that must be to His ears. 

This season evokes a lot of joy in peoples lives. Christmas trees, decorating houses, buying and giving gifts to the  people you love. Christmas parties, Christmas carols....

But for some, it can be stressful and maybe even a bit discouraging. 

But the good news is, He promises he has great things in store for you. They're written all over His book. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a       hope, and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

May you find a reason to shout for joy this Christmas time. May the FIRST Noel bring you joy, peace and hope for   the new year to come, and the promises He has in store for you.

NOEL How-to: 

*N,O,E,L large monogrammed wooden letters
*Christmasy paper (found at Michaels)
*Red Velvet Ribbon
*Modge Podge
*Hot glue & gun

Modge-podge paper to letters (follow directions on Modge Podge or find a how-to video online). When completely dry, assemble ribbon in a V on back of letters. Hot glue to letter and point of V. With ribbon, assemble a bow, and hot glue to V shape. Hang from hooks around your home.

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"In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child." Luke 2:1-5