Happy holidays from the smiths
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA! Alice and I treasure this opportunity to exchange Christmas greetings between our home and yours. We praise God for our wonderful blessings in 2017 and you are part of them. It is our hope that some of these thoughts and ideas will enrich, encourage, and enhance your understanding of prayer. The goal of this newsletter is to help you discover a prayer life that is enjoyable, effective, and enduring.
For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone (Psalm 91:11-12).
When we celebrate Christmas our thoughts often turn to angels. They are prominent figures in the Christmas story. An angel appeared to Zechariah, to Mary, to the shepherds. Have you personally met an angel in your journey of life? Permit us to tell you one of our stories concerning an angel.
A CROSS A DAY, ACROSS THE WORLD
BRONNER'S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
A Special Cross given to us from Wally and Irene Bronner
In the past we have shared crosses from around the world. This time the cross is from right here in Frankenmuth. It comes from Wally and Irene Bronner. Wally was known as “Mr. Christmas.” The City of Frankenmuth embraced being the home to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the World’s Largest Christmas Store.
Frankenmuth was recently designated one of the nine most Christmassy towns in America according to TIME. While the whole town glows with star streamers and twinkling light during the holidays, Christmas Lane at Bronner’s is illuminated 365 days a year with over 50,000 strings of lights and the Silent Nigh Memorial Chapel is wonderful any time of year.
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Click here to see special videos on Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland Store: VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 or PLAYLIST
passing on practical prayer principles
In each newsletter I recommend a few practical prayer activities to help teach the topic of prayer to children of all ages. Here is my current suggestion: