Darlene Osborne, Publisher
In 2013, Hold on to Jesus
— He will hold on to you!
December Issue Vol. 15 No. 6 The Christian Online Magazine™
Welcome! Merry Christmas Everyone!
If you wish on a Star, your wish may not get far,
Unless its that morning Star, and His name is Jesus.
He was a baby, born in a manger,
This world He overcame, Let me tell you about His name. More>
Paula's Book Nook
Book Review: UnForseeable by Nancy Mehl
by Paula Mowery, Staff Writer
Nancy Mehl has done it again. UNFORESEEABLE is the third book in her Road to Kingdom series. Sometimes subsequent books in a series can fall short of that first book, but this is not the case with this book.
Again Mehl delivers a look into the conservative little Mennonite town of Kingdom. The main character, Callie, struggles with whether her faith in God and her traditions are just a set of rules to follow or her true convictions. This theme stood out to me, because I think many people today have the same issues in deciding if their faith is their own.
Paula's Interview this month is with Linda who works in mental health.
Paula's Book: The Blessing Seer
Poetry and Prose
by Jetie Hess, Staff Writer
We must shine as lights in this darkened world!
Joy Through the Storm
It is Christmas time again. I have often wondered at the irony of this time of year being referred to as the Season of Peace. For so many, the last word they would use to describe Christmas is “peaceful”. There are trees to decorate, cookies to bake, lights to hang, shopping trips to be made, presents to wrap, cards to mail, pageants to attend, parties to plan…the list goes on and on!
Where do we sleep in “heavenly peace”? How do we rest in the promise of God’s gift while spending too much money on a wish list? When do we find the time to enjoy the warmth and laughter when we are fighting for a parking space at the mall? Why do we allow the stress of creating a perfect holiday destroy any chances of feeling the peace that we so routinely wish for others? Read more> This Author's books are sold at Amazon.
As soon as it’s over, I run outside. Do you? What am I talking about? Rainbows!! After the rain stops and the sun comes out, I run outside in hopes of seeing a rainbow. I’m sure people who don’t know me probably think I’m a little crazy, and they may be right, but I don’t care. I love the vibrant colors in the rainbow. They are magical and breathtaking. Actually, there’s no magic to them at all; just some cool science that God thought up
New!! The Joy of Baking
with Lisa L. Hnath, Staff Writer
This Month's Recipe: Molasses Sprinkles
Have you heard about the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? In addition to its rich, hearty flavor, blackstrapprovides many essential minerals. A few are Calcium, Iron, Selenium and Manganese.
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The Joy of Baking with Lisa Hnath: Christmas recipe for Molasses Crinkles
Christmas Loneliness by Evelyn Horan
Christmas Day Poem by A. Janeen Quillman
Christmas and Football by Yuriy Stasyuk
Sealed by Jesus by Diana Mitchell
JESUS is the Reason for the Season!
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Does God Want
To Heal You?
by Darlene Osborne
Are you sick? If so, God doesn’t want you to be sick. God doesn’t want anyone to be sick. I don’t care what the devil says or what other people tell you; our Heavenly Father is not a cruel God that withholds healing from His Children. I know there are many skeptics out there that believe God picks and chooses who He will heal. That it isn’t His Will to heal everyone thus He allows many to continue to suffer.
They think this because many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord are sick and suffering, and many have died. Although this may be true, we simply can not base our faith on what we see going on around us, we must base our faith on the Word of God. Remember when Jesus was walking on the water and he bid Peter to come to him. Peter started out walking on the water too, however he began to sank when he took his eyes off Jesus and started looking at what was going on around him. We must keep our eyes on Jesus. (Matthew 14:29-31) Read More>
Christmas Day Poem
by A. Janeen Quillman
Gather around the Christmas tree,
The family is all here,
With presents wrapped for everyone
To spread some love and cheer.
The turkey’s in the oven, and
The stuffing smells just fine.
There are snacks, nuts and candy bowls,
So sneak some no one minds.
We talk and laugh about the past
At all the things we’ve done.
We look with pride upon our kids
And brag on the little ones.
In prayer we thank the Lord for all
His blessings through this year
And ask Him for His care to rest
Upon each person here.
Let’s spend this time to celebrate
The birth of God’s own Son
Who saved us all from sin and death,
The victory Jesus won.
Our hearts are filled with love and joy
That cannot pass away,
Because God gave His greatest gift
The gift of Christmas day!
© A. Janeen Quillman