Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from Seekerville

Glory to the New Born King!

We'd like to recap the whole Christmas Story
for those of you in need of refresher.

(And perhaps you can use this as an opportunity
to break it down using
Michael Hauge's Six Stage Plot Structure.)

Check it out here!


KC Frantzen said...

And based on a true story! HA! That was something else. Thanks for the smile.

Here is one for you! Merry Joyous Splendid Christmas... :)

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Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

Merry Christmas, KC and May as well.

Ausjenny said...

Happy Christmas everyone its been a lovely day here. visited mum and she was much better then opened some gifts a friend left and have a new friend think his name is ben.
very soft bear. and a few other surprises. am now watching the Christmas Story interesting movie.

I hope you all have a great day.

Andrea Strong said...

I am never certain if I should post my blog address, or if it's bad manners. So I decided just to copy my post in here for all of you to read....

Dear Friends,

As I write this, it is 2:15 am Christmas Morning. St. Nicholas has come and gone leaving behind a bulging stocking, an empty glass, and one half-eaten cookie, as though he just didn’t quite have time to finish.

I sit in my living room in the glow of the Christmas lights. To my right the mantle holds a beautiful Nativity scene lit with shining white. Mary and Joseph hover near their precious charge. Shepherds, complete with following sheep, file in from the west. The Wise Men and their loaded-down camels carry from the east the gifts they bring for the King of Kings.

To my left a lovely tree glows in rainbow colors. It is decorated by loving hands with treasured ornaments. Below there is simply not room for all the gifts, so they spread out around it.

The tableau displayed on my mantle plainly tells the story of that long ago day. The tree, with its decorations and gifts reflects the same message. And though that message is not always so plain in our modern trappings, it is no less powerful today than it was then.

The ever green of the tree shows the eternal life Jesus brought us, and even its shape points our eyes toward Heaven. The gifts we give our loved ones represent not only the gifts brought by the Wise Men, but also the greatest gift that God himself gave us on that day. As the gifts overflow the space under the tree, I am reminded that God sent his Son to bless my life and fill it with His love to overflowing.

As for the decorations…There are lights, to represent the Light of the World. There are angels, calling to mind the messengers God sent to tell the shepherds of Jesus’s arrival. And high atop the tree, let us not forget the star. For it was with one such bright beacon that God drew the Wise Men from their homes, and brought them into the presence of his Son that they might worship Him.

Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas, and praying you are able to see Christ in every piece of your day.

Loves 2 Read Romance - Laura said...

Merry Christmas!!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Merry Christmas dear Seekerville friends!

XOXO~ Renee

Rose said...

Merry Christmas!

Vince said...

Merry Christmas Seekers & Friends!

I consider this blog a gift of joy that keeps on giving all year long!

Thanks for all you do.

Enjoy good health and prosper in the new year!


P.S. Special thanks to Debby Giusti for her “A Writer’s Prayer” which I have posted above my computer at work.

P.P.S. Harlequin selected “The Rancher’s Reunion” as the featured book to gain new readers for the Love Inspired line. I just got the first chapter in the mail bound to look like a real book! It’s actually cute! I hope Tina has seen it!

Melanie Dickerson said...

Merry Christmas!!! We have a white Christmas in Alabama! Woohoo!

Love all you Seekers and Seeker friends!

Pam Hillman said...

Melanie, did y'all get much snow?

We had some huge flakes for a few minutes, then it stopped, started again, and that was it.

We exchanged gifts here at home, then went to my mil's and had breakfast and opened more presents. I have a couple more presents to give before the weekend is over.

And, we'll go to church tonight and tomorrow to give the gift of ourselves to Jesus, God's only Son.

He lives!

Julie Hilton Steele said...

KC, thanks. Andrea, love your blog entry.

Vince, doesn't surprise me. Tina's book is fantastic.

Sounds like everyone is having a lovely day. We are waiting for our newly engaged daughter (as of Christmas Eve) to show up with her fiance and the ring!

Christmas Blessings to all, Julie

Walt M said...

We having a white Christmas in Atlanta, too.

Melanie Dickerson said...

Hey, Pam! Yes, we got at least 3 inches! It was so beautiful, and it covered the tree branches. It's so beautiful! I love it.

Missy Tippens said...

Merry Christmas!!

Vince, thank you for telling us about Tina's book!! I bet I'll be getting that mailing, too. Woo hoo! :)

Julie, how exciting!! Lots of cool things in your family lately--new grandbaby and now an engagement! We're happy for you.

Melanie, we're getting the snow now too!! Our first white Christmas in the Atlanta area since 1882. So fun!

CarolM said...

Merry Christmas all!

Good day yesterday and today. DD7 is asleep on the ottoma [a big one] and runnning a fever :/ but otherwise good :).

Hope everyone else is having a fabulous day!


Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

What's a DD7. Are you telling me you have seven kids?

CarolM said...

LOL! No, DD7 is Dear Daughter 7yo. I've always used their ages to distiguish them /shrug/. I have seen people do 'birth order' though...

She slept for a while then watched a movie with us and then went to bed...

Merry Christmas again everyone!

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

Nothing wrong with having seven kids, mind you...but I did almost pass out at the thought.


Ruth Logan Herne said...

I unplugged the computer yesterday to make table room, but Merry Christmas, all!!!

Now THIS is a divine read.

Pun intended.

Bless you all. So much.

Tina's passing out (almost, mind you) at the thought of seven kids, but guess who has FOUR of her own...

What's three more, Teeeeenster?

Oh my, I love Christmas, and VINCE!!!!!!


What a great promo and vote of confidence in our Tina.

Which doesn't surprise any of us! Goooooo RADCLIFFE!!!!