Thank you again for your participation and support. We hope you had a wonderful CHRISTMAS!!!
Take a look at the current entires in our Christmas contest!!!
The True Meaning of Christmas"If we fully understand what God is we should see there is no question whether he is. It would always have been impossible that he should not exist. He is the opaque center of all existences, the thing that simply and entirely *is*, the foundation of facthood. And yet, now that he has created, there is a sense in which we must say that he is a particular thing and even one thing among others. To say this is not to lessen the immeasurable difference between him and them. On the contrary, it is to recognize in him a positive perfection which pantheism has obscured; the perfection of being creative. He is so brim-full of existence that he can give existence away, can cause things to be, ant to be really other than himself, can make it untrue to say that he is everything." --Miracles, ch. 11
God is infinite To get an idea of what that means, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86-Z-CbaHA All of created existence is but a single grain of dirt on theMagiTrace your finger on a map,
A thousand miles to chase a star,
Bring nothing back but hope--
A name, a face, remembered touch
Of tiny fingertips,
The wind calling you.
Carve a box to store these in,
Bring it out but once a year,
'Til desolation slips like sand
O'er the tracks you left behind.
Face a future you as if
A thousand years have passed, just now
Is left to conquer Doubt,
Unnamed, faceless wight of the bridge
To new eternity--
Faith is calling you.
Take the box and break the lid,
Recall words you did not hear,
Tremble with burning in your heart
Until the crossing way's revealed.
Find the whisper inside you--
A thousand acres buy one pearl,
Leave nothing but good deeds.
His name, His face, slake hidden thirst
To be found and come home--
Abba's calling you.
Build a trove with love's labor,
Add to it as you draw near,
'Til light of grace reveals your guide,
Met at last, your King e'er more.
&Llegada -- AdventEl Hijo
Vino a los hombres
Con salvación de Dios;
Vida eterna en Su diestra,
El favor de Jehová, y justicia.
Dio de Su sabiduría;
Nos instruyó, necios, en las calles;
Pobres, recibimos buenas nuevas;
Perdidas, fuimos halladas por
Trajo el Reino de los cielos,
Predicó libertad a los cautivos,
Consuelo y paz a Sus pequeños,
Poder restaurador de lo alto.
Obró en gloria y bendición
Y dio autoridad a los hombres,
Promesa de Verdad en nosotros;
Derramó del amor del Santo,
Vino en mansedumbre,
Se entregó día tras día;
Rey de gloria, se humilló,
Aun hasta el madero.
Puso su vida como expiación;
Rindió Su sangre y dio
Un nuevo pacto a Israel
Y hasta los fines de la tierra,
Fue levantado en gloria,
Thanks for participating! Below is the original journal with all the delicious contest details:
Christmas is coming soon! Lets usher in the Christmas celebration with a contest!!! We understand that many of us are busy this time of year, so we are going to keep things nice and simple.
Entries must be Christmas themed.
We are keeping it very open to your creativity. Some suggestions (but not limited to) are: Jesus’ birth, the wise men, Mary and Joseph being visited by angels, King Herod, angels visiting shepherds, Christmas symbolism in modern day things, the meaning behind Christmas celebration, the true “gift” of salvation, the Christian meaning behind “X-mas”, etc. This is not an all inclusive list. Be creative with it.
All entries must meet our standard criteria described in the journal on our profile (Christ-centered or Bible-based, and members only).
You may submit as many entries as you like but concentrate on quality and content, try to touch God with the expression of your art.
All categories of art will be accepted.
Submit your entries to the folder "Christmas Contest"
The contest will end December 25, 2015. Watch the countdown clock on our profile to see the exact time.
Just like Christmas, the prize will be secret - a gift that you can’t open until Christmas! Well, in this case it will be a present that you open shortly after Christmas because the staff will need a little time to vote on the winners. The prize will include points, maybe something additional, but we can’t say for sure. We don’t want to ruin the surprise!!! Don’t worry, the prize will be worth it. There will be 3 winners chosen. 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Winners will be chosen based on the quality of the Christian/Christmas theme and the quality of the deviation, but not based on the category of the deviation.
Prize donations will be accepted. Please send the group a note if you are interested in contributing to the prize.
Please let us know if you have any questions. I know it’s early…but… MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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