Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Peace to all my bloggy friends during this special time of the year.

You mean more to me than you will ever know.


And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city called Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said to them,

Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born today in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another,

Let us go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.

And they came with haste, and found, Mary, Joseph and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

The Gospel according to St. Luke Chapter 2 verses 1-20.


Intense Guy said...


That is a beatiful "card" to match the beautiful thoughts expressed by a beautiful person.

Have the Merriest of Christmases -

MarmiteToasty said...

((((Punk)))))) have the most wonderous crimbos..... fanks for being a special part of me blob world this past year.... its been a ride of tears and laughter and new friendships....

peace love and happieness in the year ahead....



AliceKay said...

I love hearing or reading The Christmas Story. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Punkn. *hugs*

Ausgrl said...

Punkn, what a year!!. Even though I dont comment a great deal I do read a lot and you have taken me on a roller coaster ride with your blog. Thankyou for sharing your family with us. We have laughed, envied and felt sad with you.

Have a most wonderful new year.
Love and friendship always.

ChicagoLady said...

Thank you for posting this. The recitation of the Christmas Story by Linus is my favorite part of the Charlie Brown Christmas special.

I hope you and Jim had a wonderful Christmas with lots of grandkids tearing through paper to get at their goodies!

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