Sunday, December 25, 2011

On December 25th it was Christmas Day!

First off I would love to say

Merry Christmas! and of course a Happy New Year! 
Secondly, thank you for those who have read my blogs, joined in with the 25 days of Christmas, or even just visited. This has been a very awesome experience for me personally to learn about my Savior. I know my testimony has grown and been strengthened. Once again, Thank You! If you missed or joined in late in doing the 25 days of Christmas, you can start doing them now. Christmas doesn't only have to last one day. We should remember Christ 365 days a year. :) .  Tomorrow will be the "last" day for this Christmas celebration on my blog. However that does not mean the spirit of Christmas will not continue on. I will hopefully be doing this next year as well. 

So what happens now? Well this has myself stumped also. If you have ANY ideas for blog series or posts, or if you have ideas of what you want to see from this blog in 2012. COMMENT BELOW! Or email me at LastingFashions (at) yahoo . com.  

Christmas Prompt
December 25:
Jesus was born in the meridian of time, thus giving an ideal vantage point to look both
backward and forward. For the last 24 days you have stood, as it were, in Bethlehem, gazing
in both directions. You have heard the Master's voice in premortal councils. You have seen Him
suffer, die, and rise again. You have watched Him return triumphant in the clouds of heaven.
Now you are ready to focus with greater joy on that moment when heaven came down to
Today's Goal: Consider what gift you could give the Savior and determine to give it all year
long. I would also watch the Christmas devotional if you have not seen it yet.
You can watch it Here.  They talk about the gifts we can give the Savior.
Reading: 1 Nephi 11:14-15, 18-21;

14 And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou?
 15 And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.
 18 And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.
 19 And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
 20 And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.
 21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw?

Luke 1:30-32, 34-35, 38;
 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Luke 2:1, 3-16
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Song: Joy To the World, Hymn 201

So yesterday as my father was telling the traditional Christmas Story he included somethings I had never heard. He included the story of John the Baptists birth and the temple. It was really nice. Plus my dad is a wonderful story teller.
You can also watch the awesome videos about Christs Life at

I was really excited to hear David Archuleta is going on his misson! Congrats David!

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