"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."~from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

APOLOGY to READERS who followed a SEARCH to HERE & didn't find it

On July 18, 2017, I drafted almost 3000 blog posts that I had published since 2008 when I began blogging, rather than edit each one. So if you clicked here from somewhere else and ended up with the post unavailable or error, I am sorry but this is why. It'd be too much work for me to go back and fix them. There's an explanation on 7/19/17 as I'm still learning.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

PREPARING ... with HOPE (3)

December 1 - "Joy Is Found in the True Meaning of Christmas"

the above was the original but for this week of HOPE

our Hope Is Found in the True Meaning of Christmas

Romans 15:13

Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; Isaiah 40:1-11

True Meaning of Christmas

John 3:16; Isaiah 9:6

This week Journal: John 1:1-14 
in part or entirely through the week
Ask God to reveal who Jesus is in a new light.


I will be adding the following days each day:

December 2

Hope Is Found in Seeking Rest

"Lord, it is so easy to get wrapped up in the events and activities this time of year that I grow weary. I need Your help. Change my perspective and help me find peace and rest in You alone." 

December 3

 Hope Is Found in a Heart Full of Thanks 
(and Praise)

with the November Challenge of T.H.A.N.K.S. 
our hearts know this full well
we have found


"O Holy Night"

Since tomorrow December 4 is Sunday ... it's already time 
for a new theme



lighting a new candle

now filled with 


we add this for

Preparing our Heart(s)


NOTE to Readers: I better explain this about posts & comments, that might look to you like they're disappearing. In a way, they are; because I have placed them in draft - to continue to advance to the next one. I think the comments remain with the post there. So fear not, you're not imagining that you read this & commented. The only ones that will not be drafted are the main ones on Sun. and the last of the theme because those will have all the previous ones added (I'm thinking, unless I chance republishing them). I hope I explained that clearly.


Bless you for your visit and encouraging words! I thank you and I am humbly blessed by YOU and the time you spend with me... Peace, "Mazmagi" Peggy

To my faithful visitors;
all of you who spend your valuable time here with me
I do appreciate you so much!

Thank you for taking your time to visit!

Love, Sweet blessings & Hugs!