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What The Site Cross
Means To Me
Candy Cane
by Christina Farris 12/09/2022

Passing candy canes out to visitors and guest that would not be receiving regular gifts, became a tradition of many people in areas I grew up in. Though Candy canes are not seen as often as they use to, the tradition of sharing a candy cane or pepperiment candy still exist.. It is a symbol of Christmas many hold dear as much as the symbol of the Shepherd hook, a reminder of Lord is my Shepherd, and the image of Christ gentle taking us by his shepherd hook to lead us on and to keep us from harm.

Luke 2:8-18 KJV
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

The Dawning Of A New Christmas 2022
by Christina Farris 12/09/2022

Christmas in a cherished Christian holiday of the coming of the Messiah as a tiny baby named Immanuel(God with us). Jesus coming being not only a symbol of God's peace but God's salvation plan for the nations of the world that would believe upon him and believe God's word that anyone that would believe in Jesus would be saved.

Christmas is always special to me because of the rich heritage of faith in Jesus. It is a time I myself like to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and not just all the bobbles, glitter, lights, and so forth. Though I love all the things that surround Christmas, without Christ, Christmas has no eternal hope.

The songs of Christmas is special to my heart and I hope yours as well. Reflecting on old hymns to newer contemporaty Christmas songs speak to all generation of the hope to the world that God sent to us through his Son Jesus. May your Christmas reflect what is truly in your heart. For Jesus is the reason for the season, but you either a grinch, scrooge, or giver of love and peace. What is your heart this season. Is your heart centered on Jesus. May you have a peaceful Christmas season, Management Christina Farris since 2006.

by Christina Farris 12/9/2022

A holiday Christians and Jewish friends can celebrate together, it is before the time of Christ, but it is a time of God moving in his people, as enough oil for one night in the temple began to burn, the lamp continued to burn for six more days without stop, by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is an event that happen prior to the time of Christ. It is a symbol of faith to both the Jews and Christians God does not forsake his people. God present to his remnant is only one small testimony of God's enduring promise to his people. We must not forget as believers in Christ that our faith came through Jewish people from God the Father, through Christ Jesus.

Countdown and Reflection Of Spiritual Truth of 2022
by Christina Farris 12/09/2022

As you take time to reflect on 2022, what spiritual truth touch your heart the most this year. Trust me I got to think on this myself. However I challenger you to do likewise. Why because faith for a believer should be a growing experience and not just something we celebrate twice a year at Christmas and Easter.

This New Year what will you be doing? What area in your life would you love for God to improve upon because you know in yourself it will perhaps be a weakness in your life without His Spirit. Ask God that this new year resolution be about spiritual growth and knowledge. That you will take time to learn something new and not be complacent in your study of God's word. It a big challenge, some will never study daily and others will study scripture more then once a day.

As you praise God into the New Year, may God's word be a lamp unto your feet, in 2023.

God bless you Christina Farris.