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Christmas Blessings from cfaith
May the spirit and peace of Christmas fill your heart this holiday season

December 2010

I was looking through some old family photographs of past Christmas holidays the other night, and I was reminded again how quickly time passes. Were my kids really that small? Look at all those smiles! What ever happened to those toys? Wow, did I really wear that shirt?!

Pictures such as these are precious. Over the years it has been a blessing to watch my children grow up and begin to know and experience God in their own unique way. It is obvious that the Lord is directing their steps, and sometimes all I can do is marvel at His love and patience with them...and with me.

I don't know about you, but I tend to get a bit nostalgic during the holidays—especially Christmas. But as much as I love looking at those wonderful pictures and thinking about our cherished memories, I am equally excited about the future and what the Lord has in store for those who love Him.

God said the glory of the latter days will be greater than the former (Hag 2:9). God said He knows the plans He has for us...plans that are "good" which will give us a future and a hope (Jer. 29:11). Praise the Lord! The Word is filled with encouraging promises from God.

So as tempting as it is to live in the past or hang on to 'the good ole days,' let's be careful to not camp there. I don't want to hinder God's promise or ability to shape my future or give me hope for what tomorrow may bring. After all, that's one of the powerful messages of Christmas. Jesus came to give all of us a future full of grace and hope.

So while we cherish the past and present, let's never forget to keep our hearts full of expectation for what is to come. Because according to the Word, it's going to be good...and I have a feeling we haven't seen anything yet.

Christmas Content Preview...
Throughout the next several weeks, we will feature a variety of Christmas content on the cfaith front page. The articles below are just a small sample of what is available.

Have a Mary Christmas!

by Mac Hammond

Christmas is the perfect time to look at Mary, the mother of Jesus, because she was a spiritual prototype of the very first person to have the promise of God come alive within her.

Living in a 'Stable' Environment
by Stephen Shives

The origin or place of your birth has no bearing on how much stability you experience in life. But one thing is for sure, you will have no stability without Jesus in your life.

There's Nothing Like Family
by Carolyn Savelle

Whenever I have my family with me—especially during the Christmas holiday—I'm the happiest I could be. I think that's the way God is when His family comes home.

How To Handle Family Reunions
by Larry Ollison

Why is it that some families enjoy getting together during holidays but others experience stress and pain? If you want to ensure family peace and joy, then follow these simple steps.

More Christmas Content
Be sure to visit cfaith during December to take advantage of our special holiday content.

It is our pleasure to make these holiday resources available during this special time of the year. We pray that the audio, video, and article teachings you find on cfaith will bless and encourage you.

Thank You!
I would like to express my appreciation for your continued participation and support of cfaith . Thank you for visiting our site each day and thank you for contributing to the financial needs of this ministry. But most importantly, I hope this ministry continues to help strengthen and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ.

If this ministry has been a blessing to you, tell others so they may be blessed as well.

Because of your prayers and support, this God-ordained ministry will continue to spread the good news of the Gospel to lost souls around the world. Thank you for making that possible, and may you and your family experience all of the joys and peace of Christmas this season.

Blessings to you this Christmas,

Jeffrey Litfin
operations manager

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pray about making a tax-deductible, year-end donation to the ministry of cfaith to help ensure outreach and ministry efforts throughout 2011.

Thank You!

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