This Christmas, Give Yourself a Gift

I don’t wanna hear anymore, teach me to listen
I don’t wanna see anymore, give me a vision
That you could move this heart, to be set apart
I don’t need to recognize, the man in the mirror
And I don’t wanna trade Your plan, for something familiar
I can’t waste a day, I can’t stay the same
I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there’s something different
So come and be different
In me
And I dont wanna spend my life, stuck in a pattern
And I don’t wanna gain this world but lose what matters
And so I’m giving up, everything because
I wanna be different
I know, that I am far, from perfect
But through You, the cross still says, I’m worth it
So take this beating in my heart and
Come and finish what You started
When they see me, let them see You
‘Cause I just wanna be different
“Different”, Writers: Micah Tyler Begnaud / Kyle Lee


Ah! It’s Christmas

Everybody loves to give and get gifts at Christmas

It’s a joyous time with candies, food, gifts, being with family and friends

Not to be confused with winter, with the shushing and the sloshing

Somewhere along the way, Christmas turned upside down.  “Everybody” celebrates, but what are they celebrating?  Most people are just calling it the “holidays”.  People who don’t believe in Jesus Christ, whose birthday we are actually celebrating, seem to think the commercialism is the important thing.  But I want to tell you Christmas is a gift to you from God.  The most precious gift anyone could ever receive!

Unlike other gifts you may receive at Christmas, you don’t need to replace the batteries or return it for defects.


Because the warranty on Jesus never expires.  There are no defects because He is without sin.

“For He (God) made Him (Jesus), who knew no sin to be sin for us,
that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:21


Perhaps you’re searching for a gift that will make your life better

No matter how far away you are from God now — you can come back, or, to Jesus for the first time.  If you are tempted to do life your way, don’t!  Give yourself the gift of life in Jesus, the gift of who he is, in us – his wonder, his wisdom, his power, his love, his peace.

Giving yourself this “gift” is a process that deeply engages your mind and your soul.

Give yourself a thrill of hope for a better tomorrow with Jesus!


It takes time to know Jesus, but gaining more knowledge is a gift that keeps on giving.

“For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit.”  1 Corinthians 12:8

“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, and His Son Jesus Christ.  This is the true God and eternal life.”  1 John 5:20



End this year with a gift to yourself of Jesus.

Start off a new year of salvation and love and peace and hope in Jesus.  Amen!

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13



This gift will transform you and you will be different!