SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16              PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7                           CAROL BOLTON
4 Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice! Isn’t Christmas music the grandest gift?! (Especially when your father named
you Carol because it was his favorite music.) It lift spirits and conjures scenes shared by loved ones and strangers alike. It is a
priceless gift that costs nothing to give away! 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. A random act of kindness can be
the very face of God to someone in need. Be kind and gentle and reasonable with all you meet. You just never know… The
Lord is at hand; 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your
requests be known to God. Ask and it shall be given! God wants to give you peace… He is just waiting there for you to ask!
7 And the peace of God … which surpasses all understanding… will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Accept God’s Gift of Love! It is boundless, endless and beyond our mere mortal comprehension. It will keep you safe and give
you shelter. It will heal you and give you strength through the Holy Spirit… and you can pass that peace to others in the name
of Jesus Christ, the greatest gift of all.  My wish, to all, is a joyful Advent season. Let the Advent-ure begin!

Prayer: For those that struggle to see the joy in the season.