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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 20, 2010

I get a new knee today . . . I won't be able to write back or read your blogs for awhile, but I'll be back. . . Merry Christmas!

Jesus is Better than Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.

You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.

Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.

We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.

May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2010 And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole clich, but your attitude is going to determine how youre going to live your life.
- Joel Osteen



Thena said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Praying for a speedy recovery.

Doris Sturm said...

Your in my thoughts and prayers, Sandie, for a successful surgery - congratulations to your new knee - what a Christmas present!

Sandra said...

I pray you will heal quickly, Merry Christmas

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Praying for you my dear friend. I will be by to see you once you are home. hugs, Linda

Melanie said...

I'll be praying for you, Sandie! ♥

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a wonderful post!

Hope you are better-than-new real soon. Take care of yourself and that new knee.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

That corgi :) said...

We love you too, Sandie! Loved that comparing Jesus with Santa, Jesus is better hands down over Santa indeed!!

praying for a speedy recovery for you!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!


varunner said...

Merry Christmas! I hope that the surgery goes splendidly. My grandmother had a knee replaced and now she says it's the only part of her body that doesn't hurt, lol :-)

Ginny said...

Oh, it's TODAY!!! I had been thinking about it and wondering, because mine is so bad, it hurt all night and I could barely walk this morning. Sandie, I will be praying for you, I know you will be fine! Please let me know when you can how you are and how it went.

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, Sandie....Today is the surgery? Going to put you right into my prayers....NOW....and ask the Lord to guide the hands of the surgeon....also for a fast recovery and recuperation.

Cheri said...

Been thinking about you today and hope all went well.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Be assured of my prayers! Hope that new knee will take you to many new adventures!
Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Mimi said...

I will Pray for a speedy recovery and that you will be back full speed very soon!!!
Have a very Merry Christmas as you enjoy the down time!!!
Many hugs 2 u,

Home In The Hollow said...

Sandie, do you think that Rick could request that you get a new brain while they're replacing parts??? I am still your friend, right? LOL!!...:)JP

sarah said...

Merry Christmas. Know that I'm praying for you!!!!

Joyce said...

You will be in my prays for a fast recovery and that all will go well for you. Have a grand Christmas.

Love and Hugs,

Knitty said...

Thoughts and prayers for you, for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Blesses Christmas wishes to you and yours!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Been thinking about your today, hoping that all is well, and you'll be ready to dance a jig very soon!

DaCraftyLady said...

Sweet prayers to you and Merry Christmas and a Happy New and be well...Debb

Angela said...

I've been thinking of you all day today! Hope all went well with your surgery! I will keep you in my prayers!

Loved the Santa vs Jesus story! I'm gonna copy that and send it along to others!

Merry Christmas!

Life is good! said...

hope you recover quickly! have a Merry Christmas. I will miss waking up to your funny posts!
God bless!

FishHawk said...

I hope all goes well with your procedure. My mother-in-law's operation went much better than expected, and she will get to leave the hospital in the morning (actually, this morning, now) unless some unforeseen complication rears its ugly head/

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Sandie, I will keep you in my prayers! I know you will enjoy that new knee after your recovery. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas full of love and joy and peace and comfort. Hugs ~ Tanna

Linda O'Connell said...

You are in my prayers. Think forward, soon you'll be up and dancing. God Bless you.

Changes in the wind said...

I wish you peace during your surgery and recovery and a very Merry CHRISTmas:)


Hugs girlfriend! Know I thought about you today...well I think about you everyday...but I do that everyday! Today was just hoping that my extra special friend gets all she KNEEds...and knows how much I care! I know...REALLY Jane! Hugs my dear Sandie!

Aunt of 14 said...

OH, I hope everything went through real well. Merry Christmas!!! Let us know how you're doing!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Merry Christmas to you sweet Sandie, hope you heal fast and your days in bed are few. I will continue to pray for a speedy and complication free recovery.

Sharon Kirby said...

I loved this post!

I'm picking Jesus EVERY time. He doesn't wear a gaudy old red suit - He just wears the red of His blood, shed for the sins of the world. AWESOME!!

Hope you're doing well - miss you!


ClassyChassy said...

Speedy Recovery!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

GET WELL SOON! Now you are a bionic woman!

Donna B said...

Merry Christmas to you too sweetie. Holding only positive, fast healing, no problem and good thoughts for your surgery! love and hugs...