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He shall reign forever and ever

Luke 2:15-20

When the angels went away from them to heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go, then, to Bethlehem
to see this thing that has taken place,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.

Psalm 97:1-7, 9

The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many islands be glad.
Cloud and darkness surround him;
justice and right are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
consuming his foes on every side.
His lightning illumines the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice;
all peoples see his glory.
All who serve idols are put to shame,
who glory in worthless things;
all angels bow down before him…
For you, LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.

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May the joy of CHRISTmas be with you!

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional

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Beloved: I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel, with the strength that comes from God.

Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us.

– Second Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy {2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14}

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~Eowyn

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I bring you good news of great joy!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today … a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12)

The First King Size Bed

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King of kings, and Lord of lords

And He shall reign forever and ever

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This video was a school computer project from the small Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska. It was meant for the other Yupiq villagers of 200, but much to the villagers’ shock, more than 1.5 million people have seen the video. Can you feel their joy?

Hallelujah! Praise Him!

~Eowyn

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King of Kings

Two years ago, on October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia (OCP) brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation’s “Random Acts of Culture” at Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia.
Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ – the world’s largest pipe organ – the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers.
This event is one of 1,000 “Random Acts of Culture” to be funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over the next three years. The initiative transports the classical arts out of the concert halls and opera houses and into our communities to enrich our everyday lives.

I prefer to call it a foretaste of the Glory of God.

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~Trail Dust Trail Dust

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My Kind of Flash Mob

In the last year, flash mobs have gotten a bad name. I hope this contribution can offset things a little.

The darker the news becomes, the brighter the Good News shines.

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Merry Christmas to everyone on FOTM,

~Trail Dust Trail Dust

The comments on this video’s YouTube site say this magnificent Hallelujah chorus of Handel’s Messiah took place in Seaway Mall, Welland, Ontario, Canada.
~Eowyn

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