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									                              December, 2009
                                     Vol. 5 Issue 3




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Moving Up     Cooking with        New Local Writer
Higher        THE GOOD LIFE       Jackye Morrisey
Joyce Meyer
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     This paper is meant to be used as an
                                             who show the paper to others.             pleasure of watching Joseph & The
evangelistic tool and is not connected to                                              Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
any church. It is solely supported by your        I attended the Women of Faith
                                             Conference in Greensboro in Nov.          at the Lutheran Church of the Rec-         Have The Good Life delivered
prayers, our advertisers and donations.
We do not necessarily endorse the views      and had the pleasure of hearing Ste-      onciliation Center for Performing          right to their door anywhere in
of the writers in this paper, and we will    phen Curtis Chapman/band. Please          Arts. The 8 piece orchestra, the 46                   the U.S.A.!
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made by our advertisers. This is not a                                                 costumes were awesome. Pulling this                  this form to:
                                             since the passing of their daughter.                                                  The Good Life • P.O. Box 247 •
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Email: leslie_averitt@yahoo.com              perform a medley of songs from
                                             Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Whitney          CESS in my ‘From The Publisher’. I
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                                             Idol or Oprah or something.” She          of exercise.
     Atkinson, NC 28421                                                                    So until 2010, remember the          have happened if it had been
                                             told us she had been on American                                                   Three Wise Women instead of
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                                                                                       remember to thank God everyday           rections, arrived on time, helped
                                             self to the judges prior to the final                                              deli ver the baby, cle aned the
                                             cut-down , she told Simon: “what I        for ALL your blessings. Pray for all
                                                                                       those serving in our military, for       stable, made a casserole and
 “God grant me the serenity to accept        want to say to you is that, yes, you                                               brought practical gifts.
                                             hurt me and I cried and it was pain-      our country and our leaders. Merry
  the things I cannot change, courage                                                  Christmas to all!
   to change the things I can, and the       ful, it really was. But I want you to
                                             know that I’ve forgiven you. I figure

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     wisdom to know the difference.                                                                                                                           Mention
                                             that if Jesus could die so that all of
                                                                                                                                    at a Time”




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                                                                                 in the likes of hiking and fishing.
                                                                                 Yet they have established a deep
                                                                                 rapport.
                                                                                     In addition to their love of fried
 TEMPLE VEIL: Raw and Real                                                       okra and their matching red brief-
                                                                                 cases, there is one thing that unites
                                                                                                                                     December 2009
                                                                                 these two individuals above and
                                                                                                                            December 4: ....Music by David James
                                                                                 beyond all differences, something          December 11: ..... For those With Hope
                                                                                 that supersedes all else in their lives.   December 18: ....................Event Night
                                                                                 That is their love for God, people,
                                                                                                                            December 25: ....Closed for Christmas
                                                                                 and music; and their passion, pur-
                                                                                 pose, and calling to bring all these       January 1: ....... Closed for New Year’s
                                                                                 together. Though influences of              Special Events: Every Thursday Night,
                                                                                 their diverse backgrounds may be             Studio 421 presents Flipside and 421
                                                                                 inescapable, DeRock and Brysson
                                                                                 have deserted their past, leaving ev-
                                                                                                                               Boys. Activities include basketball,
                                                                                 erything to unify the immeasurable             dance, skate boarding, television
                                                                                 passion of their hearts.                       production and more. Dinner and
                                                                                     Among other musical endeavors,           transportation is provided. For more
                                                                                 DeRock and Brysson have spent the


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         emple Veil is a tale of two     tion’s largest Amish population.        past two years together as members          information, contact (910) 232-5955.
         opposites, a duo of indi-           The personalities of these two      of a hard rock band, performing over
         viduality functioning in        are as unique as their childhoods.      450 dates around the entire North          and real. Just as the temple veil
harmony. The journey begins with         DeRock would best be described as       American continent and releasing an        was torn upon Christ’s death in
two characters of vastly different       man of action. Thriving in group        international recording. They per-         the Bible, granting all men access
upbringings. DeRock, a Texas na-         settings, he can always be found        sistently face many challenges and         into the Holy of Holies, DeRock
tive, was raised amid the immense        where the action is. On the contrary,   also many incredible opportunities         and Brysson have unmasked their
metropolis of Dallas-Fort Worth in       Brysson, a laid-back individual, is     as they continue with that venture.        own lives, opening themselves to
the heart of urban culture where “big    much more likely to be found work-      Offsetting all down time, and pur-         the world through Temple Veil. A
city”, “soul”, and “the dirty south”     ing in seclusion or engaged in a deep   suing their desire to reach a broad        recording is in the making. In the
collide. Brysson, on the other hand,     one-on-one conversation. Watching       audience, the two have most recently       meantime, come listen to the music
grew up on a northern Ohio farm          football and movies is a top source     stepped into something on the other        and hear the stories at one of the
in a rural community consisting of       of entertainment for DeRock, while      end of the musical spectrum.               tour stops, and if you ask politely,
cornfields, a gas station, and the na-   Brysson enjoys outdoor activities           With all rock and roll persona’s       there is a small possibility that they
                                                                                 aside, no glamour or flair, Temple         may show you the contents of those
                                                                                 Veil is stripped down, acoustic, raw,      matching red briefcases...




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    ADOPT A FAMILY-My                                                                                                       and give sight to be blind with the
name is Judy Holland. My 28                                                                                                 mixture of two ingredients. You
year old daughter, Amanda                                                                                                   name it…He did it! He would live




                                            foR Jesus
Cooper, was recently diag-                                                                                                  up to the definition of His name,
      They're Back!
nosed with a rare blood disease                                                                                             Emmanuel—God with us. He
     Those Wonderful
called PNH. She also has what
is called MDS and Aplastic
                                                                                                                            blessed people everywhere He went
                                                                                                                            and, if the Bethlehem resident were
     Church Bulletins!
Anemia. She is a mother of 2                                                                                                still here, today, he’d realize that al-
children and 2 step children.                                                                                               though He resides in Heaven, Jesus
     Thank rare that there are
PNH is so God for church ladies                                                                                             remains with us in spirit and He
 with typewriters. in the world
only 5000 to 8000 These sentences                                                                                           hasn’t stopped blessing, yet.
with this illness. Shebulletins or
 appeared in church is going                                                       here? What does maxing out a credit           In light of all of this, the next
to have to undergochurch ser-
 were announced in a Bone                                                          card and completing a shopping list      time someone asks me am I ready for
Marrow Transplant around
 vices                                                                             have to do with a Heavenly Father, a     Christmas, I’ll have to answer in the
December 19th. We are trying                                                       virgin mother and…uh…oh yeah…            affirmative. December 25th won’t
to get the word outPrayer Confer-
     The Fasting & to help her                                                     a redeemer from Galilee?                 change the fact that God is with us,
and her family with expenses
 ence includes meals.                                                                  To answer that question, I have      and I don’t intend to let it change
during this very difficult time.                                                   to admit that one of the things that     the fact that I am with Him. When
She is the sermon this morning:
     The first person diagnosed                                                    I love most about Christmas is shar-     it’s all said and done, it won’t be the
in Wilmingtonon the Water.' The
 'Jesus Walks by Dr. Kenneth                                                       ing the story of the Messiah’s birth.    diamond ring that gives me strength
Fink at the Zimmer Center atfor
 sermon tonight: 'Searching                                                        As you may recall, when Mary was         or the leather coat that brings me
New Hanover. Currently she
 Jesus.'                                                                           nearing the end of her pregnancy,        joy. At the close of the season, I’ll be
is the only person in North                                                        the Roman emperor, Augustus,             completely filled, because I’ve made
Carolina youth this illness. We is
     Our with basketball team                                                      made the decree that a census should     room for Jesus, and I have found
wouldin action help educate 8
 back like to Wednesday at                                                         be taken throughout his realm (Luke      shear happiness in Him, alone.
people about this illness. Please
 PM in the recreation hall. Come                                                   2:1). Although she was in the third
check outwatchwebsite at www.
 out and our us kill Christ the                                                    trimester of her pregnancy, this did
helpmyfight.org.
 King.                                                                             not exclude Mary from her obliga-
                                                                                   tion to register. In compliance with
    Ladies, don't forget the rum-            “Are you                              the decree, Mary landed in Bethle-
                                                                                   hem during the time of her delivery.
mage sale. It's a chance to get rid
of those things not worth keeping          ‘bout ready for                         Although they were at least 70 miles
                                                                                   away from home, Mary’s spiral into
around the house. Bring your
husbands.                                  Christmas?”                             labor forced Joseph to find a quick
                                                                                   and temporary source of lodging.



                                           I
     The peacemaking meeting                    f you’re like most, you’ve prob-       Under normal conditions, secur-
scheduled for today has been can-               ably been asked that question,     ing a room for the night would not
celed due to a conflict.                        at least once or twice, already    have been an issue, however; due to
                                           this year. I can’t help but wonder      the fact that so many travelers had
       Remember in prayer the              how this ubiquitous question got        migrated back to the Bethlehem vil-
many who are sick of our commu-            started, or why it became so widely     lage to register, all of the rooms had            About JAckye
nity. Smile at someone who is hard         accepted in our society. In fact, it    been filled. To the couple’s dismay,                Morrisey
to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who         seems, rather, rhetorical, if you ask   there… were… No… Vacancies. In
                                                                                                                                   As an author, speaker educator and
doesn't care much about you.               me. No one really wants to know         their dire strait, Joseph and Mary
                                                                                                                               consultant, Jackye Morrisey has been
                                           whether or not you’re ready. What       were forced to spend the night in a
                                                                                                                              privileged to interact with many people
    Don't let worry kill you off - let     they’re really trying to see is how     resident’s nearby stable. While this
                                                                                                                             and in many different arenas. In 2005,
the Church help.                           far ahead of them you are in your       Bethlehem resident is never men-             she published her first book, titled,
                                           shopping. Am I missing something,       tioned by name, I believe that he           TRAIN UP A CHILD. She works as
                                                                                   deserves to be commended for the            a freelance writer for the Wilmington
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                                                                                   mere fact that he did something that          Baptist Examiner and is currently
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                             Special                                                                                           working on a book of daily reflections.
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                                                                                   do. He made room for Jesus.
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You Don’t Sign a 6 month $25 off           • Residential Cleaning                      Surely he didn’t know whose            in Wilmington, North Carolina, along
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                                                                                    Author/teacher Joyce Meyer has been helping
                                                                                                                                            to get everything done that they
                                                                                                                                            need to do.

                      Moving Up
                                                                               people overcome life’s problems through biblical
                                                                               keys to practical Christian living since 1976.                    We need to ask ourselves: Am I
                                                      by Joyce                 Her radio and television programs are broad-                 showing the fruit of the Christian



                      Higher
                                                                               cast throughout the United States and much                   life day to day? Is it clear to people
                                                       Meyer                   of the world. For additional information, you
                                                                                                                                            around me that I’m a Christian?
                                                                               may contact Joyce Meyer Ministries at P.O. Box
                                                                               655, Fenton, Missouri 63026 or visit www.                    You’ll find the answer when you
                                                                               joycemeyer.org.                                              examine your life in the light of the
                                                                                                                                            Word.


Did You Know Passing a                                                                                                                         So what are you mea-
                                                                                                                                            suring yourself by – other
Test Can Improve Your                                                                                                                       people or God’s Word?


Quality of Life? Tests and trials
                                                                                                                                                 This is an important question
                                                                                                                                            because comparing yourself to oth-
                                                                                                                                            ers is dangerous. And it’s so easy to
                                                                                                                                            do. But if I judge whether I’m right
                                                        way to promotion and
                                                        progress. There’s no way
                                                                                           can actually be                                  or wrong based on what someone
                                                                                                                                            else is doing, I can compromise in
                                                        around it!
                                                            According to 1 Pe-
                                                                                            good for us!                                    what God is leading me to do. For
                                                                                                                                            example, God may put a conviction
                                                        ter 4:12, when we go                                                                in my heart not to go to a certain
                                                        through hard times,                                                                 movie, but someone else I respect as
                                                        our quality is tested:        standard is His Word. And the Word                    a believer may not have that convic-
                                                        Beloved, do not be            is our spiritual mirror.                              tion. If I then decide it’s ok to go
                                                        amazed and bewildered             For example, Jesus tells us to                    because they did, I’m following that
                                                        at the fiery ordeal which     forgive those who hurt us. If I don’t                 person and not God.
                                                        is taking place to test       forgive, there’s a blemish on me,                          Jesus is to be our standard.
                                                        your quality, as though       which I can see by looking at the                     Wherever I am in my life and what-
                                                        something strange (un-        Bible.                                                ever I’m facing, my goal should be
                                                        usual and alien to you            God’s Word is full of wisdom                      to do what He would do. Following
                                                        and your position) were       and instruction about how we’re                       Him will continually cause my faith
                                                        befalling you (The Am-        supposed to live. But it won’t help us                to grow and improve my quality of
                                                        plified Bible).               if we don’t do what it says. We need                  life. Make it your goal, too. There’s
                                                            When our quality is       to stop just glancing at the Word and                 no higher standard of living!
                                                        tested, we learn things       start really applying it to our lives.
                                                        about ourselves. The          James 1:22 tells us to be doers of the                      For more on this topic, you may order
                                                        truth is, we don’t really                                                           Joyce’s four-CD series “Tests, Trials, Tempta-
                                                                                      Word and not just hearers.
                                                                                                                                            tions and Triumph” by calling (800) 727-
                                                        know what we believe              It’s important to take the time to                9673 or visiting www.joycemeyer.org.
                                         until we’re tested in it. It’s easy to       examine yourself and compare it to


H
                                                                                                                                                  Author/teacher Joyce Meyer has been
           ave you taken any tests       judge others who are going through           what the Bible says about how we’re                   helping people overcome life’s problems through
           lately? No, not the kind      hard times and say, “I can’t believe         to live. A lot of the time it seems                   biblical keys to practical Christian living since
           you take in school. I’m       they’re doing that! I would never            people are in too much of a hurry,                    1976. Her radio and television programs are
talking about the tests of life! We      do that.”                                                                                          broadcast throughout the United States and
                                                                                      not paying attention to how they                      much of the world. For additional informa-
all face them. It’s just part of being       It’s also foolish.                       treat people. Many people have be-                    tion, you may contact Joyce Meyer Ministries
a Christian in a fallen world. There         You really don’t know what you           come rude, selfish and self-centered                  at P.O. Box 655, Fenton, Missouri 63026 or
are many kinds of tests. Here are        would do until you’re in that same           as they rush through the day, trying                  visit www.joycemeyer.org.
just a few:                              situation. And God allows us to go
   Forgiveness Test                      through difficult situations to reveal
   Rejection Test                        what’s in us. James 1:3 says that trials                                                 Factory                                          Christian
                                                                                                                                                                                   company

   Not Complaining Test                  bring out endurance and steadfast-                                                        Direct                                             since
                                                                                                                                                                                       1931
                                         ness and patience (The Amplified                                                          Store
   Being Joyful in Trials Test
                                         Bible).
   Humility Test                             But we have to know how to pass
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 Teaching Children
                                                                                      meals included. The Mustard Seed
                                                                                      is opening its doors on Friday nights
                                                                                      for a teen program in which youth


 About the Word of God
                                                                                      pastors from all denominations are
                                                                                      uniting to offer a program from 6:30
                                                                                      - 10:30 p.m. This teen program of-
                                                                                      fers live bands, game room activities,
                                                                                      computers, video games, pizza and
                                                                                      various other events for teenagers
                                                                                      to hang out in a safe and positive


                                                                                                                                      Awakenings
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                                                                                      environment.                                 Coffee Cards!

                                                                                          For prices & more info contact
                                                                                      JoAnn Clark at 398-8528 between the              Coffee Shop - In Rocky Point!
                                                                                      hours of 9:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m. Our                 Coffee, Espresso, Lattes,
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                                                                                      but to teach children of all ages to walk         Open 6am-7pm Mon-Fri.
                                                                                      out their faith on a daily basis. We                  Sat: 7:30am-5pm
                                                                                      welcome anyone who would like to be


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                                                                                                                                         Between Dollar General
      The Mustard Seed Ministry              will be based on Biblical principals.    a part of this ministry. We are not try-       and Lighthouse Worship Center
      Youth Center is an affordable,         The Mustard Seed program offers          ing to take away from any church. We            Buy 1 Get one FREE!
      non-profit, non-denomion-              after school care and picks up at all    are simply trying to unite all churches         One coupon per visit please!
ational youth program developed              schools throughout the Wilming-          to work together.                             7560 US 117 • S. Rocky Point, NC
to assist parents in building a Chris-       ton and Leland area. The children                                                               910-675-3900
tian foundation within a child’s             are offered Homework Help and                                                                   910-604-0892
life. This is accomplished through           many activities in the area of Sports,
the teaching of God’s Word on                The Arts, Character Development,
a daily basis. Each program and
activity that a child encounters
                                             Education, etc... A summer camp is
                                             offered for the entire summer with
                                                                                        Will and Cathy Revo
                                                                                        Spread                                        Will plays original music

                                                                                        the Joy
                                                                                                                                  reflecting his personal journey
                                                                                                                                  of going deeper into the heart of
              MIKE’S GUITAR LESSONS                                                                                               God and away from all the other
                                                                                                                                                things that detract
               I GUARANTEE               I WILL GO TO YOU!                                                                                      f r o m Hi s L i f e
                                                                                                                                                through Christ.
              you’ll love the
                 first lesson!    Fun, Effective, and Affordable!                                                                                     He plays acous-
        All ages welcomed! Rocky Point          Wilmington    Ogden                                                                              tic guitar and sings
                                         Burgaw                                                                                                  as well as creates
                                                     Hampstead
                                                                                                                                                 background vocal
                                          RockinGuitar1990@aim.com                                                                               and instrumental
                                                                                                                                                 loops during a live
                                             910-520-4966                                                                                        set. His wife Cathy




Fine Woodworks
                                                                                           Will Revo is a Christian Musi-
                                                                                       cian who recently played at Holy           plays percussion and sings BGVs.
                                                                      25 yr.           Grounds Coffee Shop in Wilm-               Other friends accompanied us on
                                                                 experience            ington, NC                                 our two CDs (Bob Gorton - gui-
                                                                                           Will and his wife, Cathy have          tar/blue’s harp, Paul Kontz - gui-
                                                                                       a new cd out entitled:”Come                tar, Lisa Delo - BGVs/piano)
                                             by Greg Averitt
                                                                                       Home”.
     I Do All                                                                                                                         We fellowship with a home
                                              *Entertainment Centers                                                              group in Scott’s Hill. We’re also
     Custom                                                 * Bookcases
                                                                                           For more information:
                                                                                                                                  international evangelists who’ve
                                                                                              MySpace -
     Work                                               * Window Seats
                                                                                       www.myspace.com/willrevo
                                                                                                                                  had the privilege to minister in
                                                   * Fireplace Mantles                                                            Nigeria and Cameroon Africa.
                                                                                              Facebook -                          He has also been to India, Nepal,
        910-443-2728                     •       910-789-9242                          www.facebook.com/willrevo                  Mexico, and Guatemala.



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                                                                           Pear Tart
                                                                           Serves 4

                                                                           2 Bosc pears, skin
                                                                              left on & sliced
                                                                           2 Anjou pears, skin
                                                                              left on & sliced
                                                                           1/2 c. sugar, plus
Aunt Ruby’s Grape Salad                                                       additional for sprinkling
                                                                           1 pkg. prepared pie dough
                                            (So Festive &                  1 egg,beaten
                                            Delicious-Use as               4 TBSP butter, divided
                                            Dessert or Side)               1 pint vanilla ice cream

                                            8 c. seedless grapes-              Pre-heat oven to 400’.
                                                   green, red, or both     Lightly dust a work surface
                                            8 oz. cream cheese             with flour and lay out one
                                            8 oz. sour cream               pie dough. It needs to be
                                            3/4 c, Splenda                 about the thickness of a
                                            1 3/4 c. chopped               nickel,so you may need to roll it out a bit to make it thinner. Place
                                                   walnuts                 dough on a baking sheet
                                            Topping-Optional                   In large bowl or baggie, toss sliced pears with sugar and dump
                                            1 c. Splenda                   them into the center on the pie dough round. Leave about 1-2 inches
                                                    brown sugar            of uncovered dough around the entire edge.
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  tric mixer on low. Fold in Splenda, grapes, and walnuts. Sprinkle with   top of the pears with 4 TBSP butter. Bake until golden brown and the
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                                                                                                                                               For each Christmas, I followed the


                                                hristmas
                                                                                                                                          tradition---one year sending a group of


                                          The C
                                                                                                                                          mentally handicapped youngsters to a
                                                                                                                                          hockey game, another year a check to



                                              elope
                                                                                                                                          a pair of elderly brothers whose home



                                           Env
                                                                                                                                          had burned to the ground the week
                                                                                                                                          before Christmas, and on and on.
                                                                                                                                                The envelope became the high-
                                                                                                                                          light of our Christmas. It was always
                                                                                                       the mat, he swag-                  the last thing opened on Christmas
                                                                                                       gered around in his                morning and our children, ignoring
                                                                                                       tatters with false bra-            their new toys, would stand with wide-
                                                                                                       vado, a kind of street             eyed anticipation as their dad lifted
                                                                                                       pride that couldn’t                the envelope from the tree to reveal
                                                                                                       acknowledge defeat.                its contents.
                                                                                                            Mike, seated be-                   As the children grew, the toys gave
                                                                                                       side me, shook his                 way to more practical presents, but the
                                                                                                       head sadly, “I wish                envelope never lost its allure. The story
                                                                                                       just one of them                   doesn’t end there.
                                                                                                       could have won,” he                     You see, we lost Mike last year due



I
                                                                                                       said. “They have a                 to dreaded cancer. When Christmas
     t’s just a small, white envelope         Our son Kevin, who was 12 that                           lot of potential, but
     stuck among the branches of our     year, was wrestling at the junior level                                                          rolled around, I was still so wrapped in
                                                                                   losing like this could take the heart                  grief that I barely got the tree up.
     Christmas tree. No name, no         at the school he attended; and shortly    right out of them.” Mike loved kids-
identification, no inscription. It has   before Christmas, there was a non-                                                                    But Christmas Eve found me plac-
                                                                                   all kids-and he knew them, having                      ing an envelope on the tree, and in the
peeked through the branches of our       league match against a team spon-         coached little league football, baseball
tree for the past 10 years or so.        sored by an inner-city church, mostly                                                            morning, it was joined by three more.
                                                                                   and lacrosse. That’s when the idea for                 Each of our children, unbeknownst to
    It all began because my husband      black. These youngsters, dressed in       his present came. That afternoon, I
Mike hated Christmas---oh, not the       sneakers so ragged that shoestrings                                                              the others, had placed an envelope on
                                                                                   went to a local sporting goods store                   the tree for their dad. The tradition has
true meaning of Christmas, but the       seemed to be the only thing holding       and bought an assortment of wres-
commercial aspects of it-overspend-      them together, presented a sharp con-                                                            grown and someday will expand even
                                                                                   tling headgear and shoes and sent                      further with our grandchildren stand-
ing... the frantic running around at     trast to our boys in their spiffy blue    them anonymously to the inner-city
the last minute to get a tie for Uncle   and gold uniforms and sparkling new                                                              ing around the tree with wide-eyed
                                                                                   church.                                                anticipation watching as their fathers
Harry and the dusting powder for         wrestling shoes.                                On Christmas Eve, I placed the
Grandma---the gifts given in des-             As the match began, I was alarmed                                                           take down the envelope.
                                                                                   envelope on the tree, the note inside                        Mike’s spirit, like the Christmas
peration because you couldn’t think      to see that the other team was wres-      telling Mike what I had done and that
of anything else.                        tling without headgear, a kind of light                                                          spirit, will always be with us.
                                                                                   this was his gift from me. His smile was                    May we all remember Christ, who
      Knowing he felt this way, I de-    helmet designed to protect a wrestler’s   the brightest thing about Christmas
cided one year to bypass the usual       ears. It was a luxury the ragtag team                                                            is the reason for the season, and the
                                                                                   that year and in succeeding years.                     true Christmas spirit.
shirts, sweaters, ties and so forth. I   obviously could not afford.
reached for something special just            Well, we ended up walloping
for Mike. The inspiration came in an     them. We took every weight class.
unusual way.                             And as each of their boys got up from            Signs You Bought a Lousy Tree
                                                                                       • Two feet tall, forty feet wide
                                                                                       • It looks suspiciously like a broom handle with a lot
                                                                                           of coat hangers
                                                                                       • Each branch has “Duraflame” printed on it.
                                                                                       • It’s very small and says “air freshener” on it.

                                                                                                                                                                           Wrightsboro UMC is a
                                                                                    Wrightsboro United Methodist Church is offering a                                  Safe Sanctuaries church and


                                                                                    Children With Special Needs Service
                                                                                                                                                                         adheres to all proper Safe
                                                                                                                                                                            Sanctuaries guidelines.


                                                                                     for children ages 5-10 every Sunday at 10:50am
                                                                                    An onsite occupational therapist provides several
                                                                                    appropriate activities based on each child’s need
                                                                                    and learning level while the parents/caregivers                          Wrightsboro UMC is located at
                                                                                    attend the adult worship service                             3300 N. Kerr Ave. Wilmington, NC 28405
                                                                                                                                        More information: Please call Abby at 910-762-2583.


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                                         Write the answers to the clues in the
                                         boxes to the right of each clue Copy    A Mission of
                                                                                 COMFORT
                                         the letters in the numbered boxes to
                                          the other boxes in the phrase below
                                                       with the same number.




                                                                                 I
                                                                                      think everyone has enjoyed the
                                                                                      feeling of pulling on a brand
                                                                                      new pair of socks, and relishing
                                                                                 the way the soft, clean knit fabric                              delivering
                                                                                 cushions and comforts the feet.                                 socks to lo-
                                                                                 While most of us acknowledge                                    cal agencies
                                                                                 this with a passing “ahhh,”                                      and boxing
                                                                                 or a happy wriggle of the                                         up socks
                                                                                 toes, Comfort Socks has                                            to be
                                                                                 taken this much further.                                            shipped
                                                                                 Their mission is one of                                             via
                                                                                 Comfort, believing                                                  UPA to
                                                                                 this warm and                                                      homeless
                                                                                 comfortable                                                   shelters na-
                                                                                 feeling can                                               tionwide.
                                                                                 help ease
                                                                                 the pain                                                    Comfort Socks
                                                                                 of some-                                                welcomes volunteers
                                                                                 one who                                                and supporters. There
                                                                                 feels lost or forgotten                              are many ways you



Random
                                                                                 by this world.                                      can help Comfort Socks
                                                                                     Comfort Socks, a                             achieve its mission. Here
                                                                                 501(c)3 public charity, that                  are just a few suggestions to get
                                                                                 provides new socks to nonprofit         those ‘sock’ gears turning:


ThoughTs
                                                                                 agencies who serve homeless people          Collect new socks.
                                                                                 and families nationwide. Socks are          Have a car wash for socks, or
                                                                                 an important part of health and a       charge a sock ticket to a basketball
by Leslie averitt                                                                constant need for homeless people,      game.



I
                                        yet did not. Non-Christians do           who are mostly on their feet, and           Purchase socks online (either on
      was going thru boxes of old
                                        not see the value in someone             often do not change socks on a daily    your own or through the merchants
      memorabilia recently and
                                        praying for them! And I certainly        basis. Comfort Socks is working         on our website) and have the socks
      found three letters from family
                                        didn’t have a Crystal Ball to even       hard to make socks always avail-        shipped to the Comfort Socks ware-
members-all Christians- who had
                                        know they were praying! I believe        able to those in need - In addition     house in Supply, NC.
asked me to forgive them because
                                        this example shows we MUST do            to serving local shelters - Comfort         Donate funds to be used for
when my husband had surgery
                                        something all the time. Even a           Socks stretches to agencies from        purchasing socks to keep up the
for cancer, not one of them had
                                        phone call inquiring if they could       NYC to Encino, Ca to Key West,          inventory.
called or even sent a card and I had
                                        help, or how things are going            FL.                                         Donate monthly through your
called each one telling them how
                                        means so much! Don’t let today               Comfort Socks is celebrating        bank’s bill pay service, or donate
inexcusable I thought it was! They
                                        close without calling someone,           its one year anniversary at the end     your Amex points (we receive
all live in Pa. so traveling would’ve
                                        or writing an email or note to let       of Oct. Comfort Socks is proud to       $10.00 for every 1,000 points you
been difficult and expensive but I
                                        someone know they are thought            announce that over 6,500 pairs of       donate).
would’ve thought I’d have gotten
                                        about & prayed for. As a Chris-          socks have flown through its doors          Become a sock box drop off
atleast a phone call asking if he
                                        tian, I can forgive others if I think    since January 09. During its first      location.
was ok. In their letters, they ALL
                                        they didn’t do something that            year, Comfort Socks has been busy           Spread the news about the Com-
told me they had been praying. I
                                        could’ve been done. But those who        getting the word out via the Inter-     fort Socks mission.
was not a Christian at that time so
                                        don’t yet know Jesus need some           net, contacting shelters, conducting        Pray for us and for those hurting
when I got these letters, I felt they
                                        help. Please don’t let one time go       sock drives, and reaching out to        in the world.
were “lame excuses”. Re-reading
                                        by to demonstrate the love of Jesus      the media as well as to merchants,          For more information about this
them, I realized the opportunity
                                        especially to those who don’t yet        schools, churches, various associa-     organization, check out their website
they had to plant one seed in me
                                        know Him.                                tions and bingo halls and of course,    at www.comfortsocksonline.org


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 WHAT HE DOES!
                                                                                                                               cold dark night in Bethlehem. It
                                                                                                                               was His way of saying: “THIS is
                                                                                                                               what I do with you. I love you and
                                                                                                                               pour my mercy on you.” He just
                                                                                                                               keeps on loving us and loving us;
    “What am I going to do with                 -- we also show great sorrow over       battle. The good news is God de-       it’s … what He does!
you?” I don’t remember Daddy                    our sin and a genuine commitment        sires mercy rather than justice! His
or Mama saying these words to                   to obedience ... until the reality of   mercy was revealed in a baby on a
me, but my Granny sure said ‘em.                each day’s
I can see her now: hands on her                 struggles
hips, her eyes squinted -- she’d spit,          bring to the
wipe her mouth with that tissue                 surface our
she kept in her apron pocket, then              weaknesses
say “what am I going to do with                 and we fall
you?” I knew, of course, she was                victim to
just gonna keep on loving me ...                them. We
after she chased me down with the               really do in-
hickory switch!                                 tend to obey
     God said these things to his               and we even
disobedient children: “O Ephraim,               struggle to
what shall I do unto thee? O Judah,             win at sin!
what shall I do unto thee? for your             Left to our
goodness is as a morning cloud,                 own will,
and as the early dew it goeth away.”            however,
(Hosea 2:4) Ephraim was the sec-                we compro-
ond son of Joseph; his name meant               mise then
“two fruit land” or “double fruitful-           rationalize,
ness,” and you know Israel’s history            ultimately
of divided allegiance to Jehovah.               losing the
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Christ centered churches that you can call home...                                                            Would like your church listed?
                                                                                                             Call 910-789-9242 for information

 Spring View                                                                   Calvary                                 Life Community
 Pentecostal
 Free- Will Baptist Church
                                           Watha                             Baptist Church                           Church
         801 North College Road       Pentecostal Free Will                    423 N. 23th Street, Wilm, NC
          Wilmington, NC 28405                                                   Donnie Lovette, Sr. Pastor            Independence Mall
          Pastor Lester Hunter          Baptist Church                                                                    (Sears Wing)
                                                                                  Sunday School-9:30am
           Office 910-791-5621
                                             185 Watha Rd                   Sunday Worship-10:45am/6:30pm              Pastor Tim Blevins
        Parsonage 910-392-1692
                                            Watha, NC 28478                   Wed. Service & Awana 6:30pm
          Sunday School-9:45am                                                                                            10:30 am
                                              910 285-6876
     Sunday Worship- 11am & 6 pm                                             Children/youth/senior ministries
     Wed. Bible Study & Worship-7pm
                                                                                                                     Contemporary Service
                                        Pastor: Rev. Gary Avery            Calvary Christian School-3yr.-7th grade
  Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Sims
                                                                                     (910) 762-5608                    lifeatlife@ec.rr.com
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      Rick.    - John 3:16                                                  www.calvarybaptistwilmington.org


     St. Nicholas Greek                 First Baptist                        Long Leaf                               Lutheran Church of
                                                                                                                     Reconciliation ELCA
      Orthodox Church                      Church                          Baptist Church                                  Sunday Worship-
                                          411 Market St.                                                                  8:15 am & 10:15 am
     608 S. College Road                  Wilmington, NC                                                                Sunday School- 10:15am
       Wilmington,NC                                                           317 Shipyard Blvd.                          Saturday -5:00pm
        910-392-4444                   Pastor Dr. Mike Queen                    Wilmington,NC                         www.lcorwilmington.org
                                                                                                                     7500 Market St. Wilmington, NC
          Orthros-9:00am                 Sunday Service Times:                    910-763-2479
          Liturgy-10:00am                                                                                                    (Ogden Area)
                                          9:00am Contemporary
          Nursery-10:00am                    11:00 Traditional             Sun. Service-11:00am                              910-686-4742
                                         www.fbcwilmington.org
       Father Matthew Carter                                                Pastor Gene Ridley                          Preschool- 910-681-0422
       (across from UNC-W)                Sponsored by Twig Rollins
                                                                                      Sponsored by                    Sponsored by Sandra L. Miles,
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Christmas Outreach –                               A Baby changes Everything                         Christmas Party
                                                                                                                                                        Tell us about your Events! We have
                                                                                                                                                       so many new people in our area. Let’s
                                                   DRAMA Production-Dec.4 & 6,’09 @ 7PM
Want To Help?                                      Wrightsboro United Methodist Church-3300 N.
                                                                                                     Open To Breast Cancer Survivors. Dec. 8th         let them know where the wholesome
                                                                                                                                                        activities are located for their family
Local families whose children attend College                                                         6-9 pm. Emerald Room at the Courtyard by           outings. email: leslie_averitt@yahoo.
                                                   Kerr Ave. 910-762-2583
Park Elementary schools receive gifts based                                                          Marriott in Wilmington. 151 Van Campen                      com or 910-789-9242!
on needs expressed by the families. Paper                                                            Boulevard behind the Walmart/ Market St.
ornaments are placed on COS Christmas tree         14th Annual Cape Fear Holiday                     Buffet dinner provided. Ladies bring one        Monty’s Home Pet Loss Grief
loaded with wishes. Parishioners purchase          Men’s Chorus-Dec.11’09                            dessert and one small gift to exchange. RSVP-
and wrap their selections and bring them           Cape Fear Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus             910.342.3403 or lasonia.roberts-melvin@         Support, Canine Rescue, Prison dog
back to be blessed during our worship service.                                                       nhrmc.org. Pass this info along,please.         training. www.montyshome.org
                                                   augmented by men of good will and good
Our Christmas Outreach team delivers them.         voice join in this holiday concert benefiting
The team also uses donated funds to buy gift       The Salvation Army Christmas Fund. Email          SAVE THE DATE-                                  Celebrate Recovery
certificates for the families. Church of the       dharmasdad@msn.com or call 910.329.1512           READY FOR MARRIAGE? Miracle Temple              Fri. 6-9 pm /Southside Baptist Church, Wilm,
Servant Episcopal Outreach/ 4925 Oriole Dr.,       for more information.                             Deliverance Ministries-401 N. Wright St.,       NC 910-799-4751
Wilm., NC 28403 910-395-0616 cos@eastnc.           Roland Grise Middle School                        Burgaw, NC 910-259-3388 PRESENTS: 2010
twcbc.com                                          4412 Lake Avenue                                  Marriage & Singles Conference Feb. 12, 2009     Global River Church
                                                                                                     @ 7-9pmDinner & Entertainment. Workshop         / Ca. Bch. Rd., Wil,NC /Tues, & Thur.
Help-Portrait Group                                Moravian Candle Tea                               Feb.13’09 @ 10am-3pm. Register online at:       Celebrate Recovery 910-392-2899
will be taking portraits at Good Shepherd          Dec.12,’09-                                       www. mtdm.org
Center, located at 811 Martin St., from            A Wilmington tradition for over 25 years.                                                         John Newlin Ministries-
9am-3pm on Saturday December 12th. The             Moravian music, hot spiced tea and Moravian       Christian Motorcycle Assoc.                     www.johnnewlinministries.org
portraits will be edited on site & printed at no   cookies, traditional craft demonstrations, the                                                     tel: 910 395-1465
cost to the subjects by Image Finishers, Inc.      Moravian Putz (the Nativity story in narration,
                                                                                                     Knights of The Light-
                                                                                                     meet 1st Thur/mo 6:30PM-McAlister’s Deli        8:30 AM EVERY WEDNESDAY -WSFX -
who have donated their services to the event.      sight and sound) and an opportunity to buy                                                        FOX on TIME WARNER channel 9
Help-Portrait Wilmington is also encouraging                                                         (College Rd. Wil,NC) and 2nd Sat./mo.
                                                   those famous Moravian treats and crafts. Call                                                      In Person-
local residents to come by that day to donate                                                        Chick-Fil-A at Mayfaire. Contact Alan Curtner
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to Good Shepherd Center. Anyone interested                                                           -910-523-0493 acurtner@ec.rr.com
                                                   Covenant Moravian Church 4126 S. College                                                          HAMPTON INN, 2320 S 17th Street
in volunteering or having his or her portraits     Rd-Wilmington, NC 28412                                                                           Wilmington, NC
taken should contact Help-Portrait Wilmington                                                        Lucky Ladies Cancer Support
at 910.233.2905, or wilmingtonhp@gmail.            Christmas Service and Communion                   Group
com.                                               Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church -1209          Sneeds Ferry/Surf City area -Meets 1st Thur./     ADVERTISE IN THE
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 Empty Bowls March 19, 2010 @ St. James            Chimes will be played at 7pm service. Dec.        Christmas Parade                                   LOVE TO READ!
Episcopal Church-Raises money for local            13 & 27 Chimes will be played at 8:30 and         in Wallace De.12’09 @ 10am
organizations fighting hunger. Local potters                                                                                                         The Good Life #4 is distributed in Bruns-
                                                   11:00am services.
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and chefs produce a simple meal with
a powerful message. Each ticket holder                                                               Christmas Concert                                With a readership of approx. 18,000 per
                                                   Free Dinner                                       Dec.6 @ 6PM Christmas Concert/ First            month, it is one of the largest Nondenomi-
enjoys a lunch of soup and bread and               Every Tues. night-First Baptist Church of                                                          national Christian papers in the country!
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                                                   Carolina Beach/6-7PM 409 S. Lake Blvd.
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Joe Scott, guitar and percussion                   cancer. Shelia’s Wigs & Skin Care Salon. Kerr
 Christmas Eve Communion Service 6:00 p.m.         Ave. 2nd Tues./month. Register910-798-0704.                          When my son was old enough to talk, he asked me what
                                                                                                                    a stable was.
Joey Gore & Celebration Choir-                     Living Nativity                                                      I thought for a moment how to explain it to him in terms
Pillar Christmas with The Talleys Dec 12, 2009     @ Covenant Church 210 Station Rd Wil, NC                         he could understand, then told him, “It’s something like your
7PM Scottish Rite Auditorium                       Dec. 4 & 5-6PM.                                                  sister’s room, but without a stereo.”
Wilmington, NC

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 ADOPT A
 FAMILY
                                                                                                                   Matthew 6: 19-21 says,
     My name is Judy Holland. My
                                                                                                                “Do not store up for your-
28 year old daughter, Amanda
Cooper, was recently diagnosed                                                                                    selves treasures on earth,
with a rare blood disease called                                                                                where moth and decay de-
PNH. She also has what is called                                                                                stroy, and thieves break in
MDS and Aplastic Anemia. She
is a mother of 2 children and 2                                                                              and steal. But store up trea-
step children. PNH is so rare that                                                                              sures in heaven where nei-
there are only 5000 to 8000 in                                                                               ther moth nor decay destroy,
the world with this illness. She
is going to have to undergo a
                                                                                                                  nor thieves break in and
Bone Marrow Transplant around                                                                                  steal. For where your trea-
December 19th. We are trying to                                                                                sure is, there also will your
get the word out to help her and
her family with expenses during
                                                                                                                                  heart be.”
this very difficult time. She is the
first person diagnosed in Wilm-        By Debbie Wallis                          Dad both have to work just to make        instead of those tight days before the
                                                                                 the payments on stuff that will be        next payday. If we lose our trust in


                                       C
ington by Dr. Kenneth Fink at
the Zimmer Center at New Ha-                    hristmas is a great time to      outdated five minutes after we get        financial success, maybe we’ll become
nover. Currently she is the only                consider this scripture and      it home? And when did we start            more dependent on His Holy secu-
person in North Carolina with                   give ourselves an honest as-     needing seven hundred dollar Jimmy        rity.
this illness. We would like to help    sessment of where our hearts really       Choo shoes and five hundred dollar             Let me make this more personal,
educate people about this illness.     are.                                      Coach handbags?                           since I can really only speak for myself
Please check out our website at             I’m not necessarily one who                Our children are so busy with       anyway. Maybe God can use this
www.helpmyfight.org                    believes that God puts us in terrible     dance classes, music lessons, tennis      turmoil for my benefit; my wake-up
                                       situations, but I do believe that He      clinics, swim meets and private tu-       call, a chance to change directions.
                                       uses those situations to give us the      tors that they won’t even be able to           In difficult times I draw closer
                                       opportunity to change paths and           grow up with the memory of laying         to God. Like a child terrified of
                                       follow His direction and His ways.        in the grass on a lazy summer day and     the prospect of facing Kindergarten
 UNITED ADVENT                         The past year’s financial downslide is    watching the clouds change shape in       alone on the first day, I crawl back
CHRISTIAN CHURCH                       a perfect example. The stock market       the sky. How about neighborhood           into the lap of my Lord for protec-
                                       crash, banks collapsing, real estate      ball games in the street, building        tion and comfort when the world
                                       foreclosures, job losses and savings      a fort in the back yard or stuffing       looks to be more than I can handle.
                                       diminished in what seemed the blink       lightening bugs into an old Mason         Maybe this year when hardships pass
                                       of an eye, could all bring us to our      jar after you’ve poked air-holes in       as they always do, I will have learned
                                       knees in dread and fear. My prayer        the lid? Have we denied our kids the      to stay under the protective cover of
                                       is that it brings us to our knees in      opportunity to exercise the muscle of     Christ.
                                       repentance before the Lord. We            their imaginations and creativity by           You may already have learned that
                                       did, after all escort Him out of our      pouring them into the faddish, over-      lesson. If you haven’t, maybe we can
                                       schools, our government and our           controlled mold of the moment?            learn it together. I wish you a Merry
                                       businesses. HMMM? Maybe it’s                                                        Christmas. I wish you a Christmas
  We are a local Evangelical           time to consider inviting Him back             This economic situation just         filled with Heavenly Treasure.
       church where;                   in. Maybe it’s time we reprioritize.      might be able to serve a greater
    Christ is the center!                                                        purpose after all. If we changed our
                                           In an America full of elegant         lifestyles just a little; things like a
   The Bible is our guide!             mini-mansions complete with two           smaller house, doing our own yard
       People matter!                  new cars in each driveway, televisions,   work, having a family car and maybe
                                       computers and Nintendo Wii’s in           an old clunker, fewer manicures and          What do you call a
    Celebrate with us this week        every room, and cell phones for all       pedicures and more dinners at home
  Sunday Morning Service: 11am
      Reverand Sam Worley,             family members, what could pos-           as a family, there just might be less      snowman party?
          Senior Pastor                sibly distract us from the peace and      stress and more time with God and
 United Advent Christian Church        joy of quiet time with God? Have          loved ones. There might be money
                                                                                                                              A. A Snowball!
     4912 South College Rd.
                                       we set up our lives where Mom and         in savings at the end of the month

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                                                                         Lump to Laughter’s Swap
          The Holy Bible
   ‘Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house,
                                                                           and Shop for a Cause
     not a person was praying, not one in the house..
                                                                     January 30,’2010                           have some fabulous prizes that
       The Bible was left on the shelf without care,                                                            would be great. I made a list below
       for no one thought Jesus would come there..                   10am-2pm                                   of the vendors who supported us
                                                                                                                last year but we would love to add
       The children were dressing to crawl into bed,                     This annual event is held to           more.
       not once ever kneeling or bowing their head..                 raise funds for Lump to Laugh-                           We also are looking for
                                                                     ter, a non-profit ministry                               a large ticket item—a
    And Mom in the rocking chair with babe on her lap,               dedicated to supporting                                    weekend in some-
       was watching the Late Show as I took a nap..                  women who are jour-                                         one’s beach home,
                                                                     neying through breast                                       a fabulous piece of
       When out of the east there rose such a clatter,               cancer.                                                     furniture, dinner for
      I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter..                   All attendees do-                                       8 at exquisite restau-
                                                                     nate their unwanted                                        rant, something really
           Away to the window I flew like a flash,                   but gently used or                                       GREAT and BIG for
         tore open the shutters and lifted the sash..                new items to swap                                      our Big Raffle. If you are
                                                                     at the event. You                                  a vendor and would like to
     When what to my wondering eyes should appear,                   bring your items and                             contribute call: Connie Hill
      but Angels proclaiming that Jesus was here..                   another brings theirs                           617-4455. Lump to Laughter
                                                                     and everyone swaps and                         is a 501c3 and your donation is
      The light of His face made me cover my head...                 shops.                                     tax deductible.
          was Jesus returning just like He’d said..                      Donations for the swap are taken           We also need some helping
                                                                     Thursday and Friday night before           hands & volunteersThursday
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,                the event or call Connie at 910-617-       and Friday night to set up and
        I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself..                  4455. Tickets are $25 at the door.         Saturdaya.m. Food needed like
                                                                     Swap items are free.                       cupcakes or finger foods, etc. I
       In the Book of Life which he held in his hand,                    All money raised is used to send       need 4 more clothes racks. Bal-
         was written the name of every saved man..                   Hope Packages and offer financial          loons (Pink) for entry and around
                                                                     assistance to women diagnosed with         the facility.
     He spoke not a word as he searched for my name,                 Breast Cancer.                                  Tickets will be $25 at door, but
   when He said “it’s not here” My head hung in shame..                  We need door prizes, silent auc-       can be printed and sold before the
                                                                     tion items and a large ticket raffle       event for $20 if anyone wants to
    The people whose names had been written with love,                                                          help sell them, let me know. Or if
                                                                     item. Those of you who can help
         He gathered to take to his Father above..                   please let me know and if everyone         you have a business and would like
                                                                     can solicit one item each so we can        to sell them, let me know.
    With those who were ready He rose without sound,
    while all of the others were left standing around...
                                                                       Lump to Laughter’s Swap and Shop for a Cause
            I fell to my knees but it was too late,
        I’d waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
       I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight,
                                                                                     January 30,’09
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      Oh, if only I’d known that this was the night....
                                                                              The Barn 10200 US. Highway 17N.
       In the words of this poem the meaning is clear                              Wilmington, NC 28411.
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                                                       ----I thought giving you a Favor-
                                                   ite Bible Verse and Why would touch
                                                                                           How many other
  My Favorite
                                                     and encourage you in your everyday
                                                   walk. Email yours to me by the 15th
                                                      of the month to be included in the
                                                  following month’s paper. Keep it short   things are we missing?
  Verse and Why                                      & to the point,about 4-5 sentences.
                                                  please. leslie_averitt@yahoo.com (un-
                                                                                                                                               1 hour: He finished
                                                             derscore between my names)
                                                                                                                                               playing and silence took
    Sent in by Debbie Wallis- Lo-           Lord, plans for your welfare, not for                                                              over. No one noticed. No
cal Contributing Writer for The             woe! plans to give you a future full                                                               one applauded, nor was
Good Life. Check out her article            of hope.”                                                                                          there any recognition.
this month. She has just finished a                                                                                                                No one knew this, but
Murder Mystery that will be avail-              We never know if the future God                                                                the violinist was Joshua
able in 2010.                               has for us is the one we envision for                                                              Bell, one of the greatest
                                            ourselves but we can always trust                                                                  musicians in the world.
   One of the scriptures that always        his choices for us. In AA, there is a                                                              He played one of the most
helps me in tough times is Jeremiah         saying “Let go and let God.” Some-                                                                 intricate pieces ever writ-
29:11. “For I know well the plans           times I think we all need time to just                                                             ten, with a violin worth


                                                                                           W
I have in mind for you, says the            rest in God’s Grace                                         ashington, DC Metro          $3.5 million dollars. Two days be-
                                                                                                        Station on a cold Janu-      fore Joshua Bell sold out a theatre
                                                                                                        ary morning in 2007.         inBoston where the seats averaged
   Christmas Cards With a Unique F lavor!                                                  The man with a violin played six          $100.
                                                                                           Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.             This is a true story. Joshua Bell
     If you listen closely, you can al-    reflect upon His grace, and proclaim            During that time approx. 2 thou-          playing incognito in the metro sta-
ready hear the hustle and bustle of the    our honor to the Lord. With each spe-           sand people went through the sta-         tion was organized by the Washing-
holidays approaching. Yes, they will be    cial design, a beautiful photograph and         tion, most of them on their way to        ton Post as part of a social experi-
here soon, and once again we will have     a thoughtful sentiment, you have the            work. After 3 minutes a middle aged       ment about perception, taste and
choices upon choices when we shop for      occasion to witness gently and lovingly         man noticed there was a musician          people's priorities. The questions
decorations, presents and cards.           to your family, friends, co-workers,            playing. He slowed his pace and           raised: in a common place environ-
     Every year, there is always a wide    school teachers, neighbors or acquain-          stopped for a few seconds and then        ment at an inappropriate hour,
selection of Christmas cards to choose     tances. And if you have had difficulty          hurried to meet his schedule.                 Do we perceive beauty?
from…with brightly colored packages        sharing the gospel or witnessing to             4 minutes later: The violin-                  Do we stop to appreciate it?
on the front, Santa Claus’s and shiny      them previously, this year you can do it        ist received his first dollar: a woman        Do we recognize talent in an
sparkles, or peace-on-                          in a beautiful, acceptable way…            threw the money in the hat and,           unexpected context?
earth doves and nativity                             Please take a moment to re-           without stopping, continued to                One possible conclusion
scenes. So how will you                          view the four Christmas card              walk..                                    reached from this experiment
choose? This one is cut-                         designs now available from Never          6 minutes: A young man leaned             could be this: If we do not have a
est, this one is shiniest,                        the Rock Photography. With               against the wall to listen to him, then   moment to stop and listen to one
this one has the most                             our special offer, you may now           looked at his watch and started to        of the best musicians in the world,
colors…                                                       purchase the whole           walk again.                               playing some of the finest music
     A few years ago, I                                       collection, 40 glori-        10 minutes: A 3-year old boy              ever written, with one of the most
realized what an oppor-                                       fying cards, for less        stopped but his mother tugged him         beautiful instruments ever made....
tunity this season can be                                     than half price. Share       along hurriedly. The kid stopped to       How many other things are we
to share something special                                    your love, share your        look at the violinist again, but the      missing?
about the Lord, even in the                                   hope, share Never the        mother pushed hard and the child
smallest message. What can                                    Rock Photography             continued to walk, turning his head
be said in a Christmas card is more ac-    cards with your family and friends this         all the time. This action was repeated
ceptable than at any other time of the     year, and don’t miss this opportunity           by several other children. Every par-
year. It’s an opportunity for Christians   to share your faith.                            ent, without exception, forced their
to reach out, to glorify the Lord and           Sarina Roth is the founder/operator        children to move on quickly.
to lead the recipient for one moment       of Never the Rock Photography. Visit            45 minutes: The musician
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     At Never the Rock Photography, I      again to Sarina Roth & her husband who          continued to walk at their normal
wanted to create Christmas cards that      collected money cards and cash for the          pace. The man collected a total of
would be a blessing to our families and    Bell family in Wilmington when their            $32.
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                                                                                                                                 friend Lazarus had died and his
                                        Beyond that                                                                              friends Mary and Martha were
                                                                                                                                 hurting, He went to be with
                                                                                                                                 them, He listened to their cry-
      Christmas Holiday Trivia
                                        helpless Feeling                                                                         ing, He wept with them. Then,
                                                                                                                                 He brought Lazarus back to
     Germany made the first             by Tom Norvell                                                                           life.
artificial Christmas trees. They                                                                                                       When they brought their
 were made of goose feathers                                                                                                     dying children to Him, He
         and dyed green.
                                                                                                                                 healed them. When He saw a
     Electric lights for trees were
                                                                                                                                 crippled man, He healed him.
          first used in 1895.                                                                                                    When He saw a blind man,
                                                                                                                                 he gave Him sight. When He
   “It’s a Wonderful Life” ap-                                                                                                   was approached by the demon
 pears on TV more often than                                                                                                     possessed, He commanded the
   any other holiday movie.                                                                                                      demons to leave. When He saw
                                                                                                                                 His friends on the boat in a
     The Nutcracker” is the most                                                                                                 storm, He spoke and the storm
      famous Christmas ballet.                                                               You talk to them. You've         calmed.
                                                                                    waited for just the right time and you
  If you received all of the gifts
                                      What do you do when                           are convinced that the time is right,
                                                                                                                                       Jesus could do that. But,
                                                                                                                              what can you do when you know
in the song “The Twelve Days of       you cannot help some-                         so you call. You set up a time to get     that someone you love is hurting?
 Christmas,” you would receive                                                      together. You get together and you
           364 gifts.                 one you love when                             talk. You share your thoughts as just
                                                                                                                              You listen. You pray. You talk. You
                                                                                                                              enlist others to pray. You spend
     Holly berries are poisonous.
                                      they are hurting?                             that, your thoughts. You admit your       time with them. You feel helpless.
                                                                                    limitations, and affirm your love.        Then, you realize you have done


                                      Y
     Contrary to common belief,              ou listen as long as you               They thank you for your concern           and are doing everything within
     poinsettia plants are non-              need to listen. You bite your          and for your words. You still feel        your power. Then, you leave them
               toxic.                        tongue to keep from saying             helpless.                                 with the Lord. You ask Him to do
                                      anything, even things that might                       You enlist others to pray. You   what only He can do. You trust
                   Mistletoe was      be appropriate to say ... at                                   ask your prayer group    Him. You believe that even though
                 chosen as Okla-      another time. You answer                                       to pray, you ask your    you are helpless, He is not. He can
               homa’s state flower
                in 1893 and later
                                      questions when you have             See, you                   Sunday School class
                                                                                                     to pray, you post a
                                                                                                                              do "immeasurably more than all
                                      an answer; you refrain from                                                             we ask or imagine, according to
                  changed to the
                  state floral em-
                                      answering questions with             are not                   comment on your
                                                                                                     online prayer partners
                                                                                                                              his power that is at work within
                                      simplistic and overused                                                                 us" (Ephesians 3:21 TNIV). Let
                       blem.
                                      phrases. So, you listen, but        helpless!                  page, and you ask
                                                                                                     your friend at work
                                                                                                                              Him.
                                      you feel very helpless.                                                                          Jesus said: Very truly I tell
                                             You pray. You listen                                    to pray. You are con-    you, all who have faith in me will
                                      to their heart and offer to pray;             fident they are praying. Nothing          do the works I have been doing,
                                      then you pray. You lift them up to            changes. You feel helpless.               and they will do even greater things
                                      the Lord and ask Him to provide                        You spend time with them.        than these, because I am going to
 Your Eggnog’s Too Strong             the direction and the comfort.                That's what Job's friends did, so you     the Father (John 14:12 TNIV).
                                      You remind them that you will                 give it try. You go. You sit with them.            See, you are not helpless!
  If you see a fat man …              continue to pray. And you do.                 You are quiet. You just sit there. They   With God your words have power.
   Who’s jolly and cute,              You keep your promise. You pray               weep. You weep. They agonize. You         With God your listening makes a
      wearing a beard                 consistently for weeks. Nothing               agonize with them. You feel help-         difference. With God your pres-
                                      changes. The person you love is still         less.                                     ence means something. With God
   and a red flannel suit,
                                      hurting. You still feel helpless.                      Jesus had a definite advan-      you are not helpless.
   and if he is chuckling                                                           tage. When He learned that His
    and laughing away,
    while flying around
   in a miniature sleigh
 with eight tiny reindeer
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                                                              everything”                                                                                             handprint tile
                                                              in your life!                                                                                         signed by guests.
                                                                                                                                  OPEN 7 DAYS                      We do all the decorating,
              4 6 0 7 W r i g h t s v i l l e Av e n u e                                                                            A WEEK!                         clean-up, packaging of
     ( C o l l e g e R d . i n t e r s e c t i o n b e h i n d e x x o n s ta t i o n )                                            Please call                         items you paint!
                        910-452-7177                                                                                             For New Hours!
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                                                                                                                                                                 Purchase a $20 Item to Paint
                                               Buy (1) $8.00 Ornament
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                                                                                                                       Total Ornaments
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                                                                                                                                                                   Purchase a $30 Item to Paint=
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                                                                                                      operated cleaning company and we
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        Castle Hayne                                                                                  professional cleaning services.
                                                                                                         James Duehring • Cindy Duehring
        910-602-6400                                                                                       C & J’s Cleaning Service, Inc.


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                                                                                                         910-622-1072 910-622-1072 (Cell)
                HOURS:                                                                                  910-799-1960 910-799-1960 (Office)
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