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Monday, December 18, 2006


I wrote about the blue icon months ago saying that it was not just a promo for the Passion Conference but that Rowan and I are actually going to Atlanta from Melbourne. Well I can't believe it but we are actually leaving this week. Thursday midday Australian time. Wednesday evening for all my American blog friends.

Rowan and I fly to New Zealand then up to San Francisco where we will have Christmas and an eight day holiday with my cousin Maggie and her family.Maggie is one of life's treasures!!! We are so looking forward to seeing them. Its been eight years since we were last there. It will be so different having Christmas in the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

From S.F we fly to Atlanta to the Passion Conference ( read my previous blog " Note the Blue Icon " for all the info about the conference or look at my link here to the 268 Generation. ) We'll have 10 days in Atlanta and I will be meeting with some women that I have been blogging with all year. That should be fun too.

I wish all who have visited my blog during the year a very Merry Christmas and may you know the Christ of Christmas in your heart all year.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006


"Weep over your city for Christmas and see if your tears will heal it." (luke 19: 41-42)

Loving you, of course I am not interested in how much money you are spending on Christmas gifts this year but rather in how much blood, sweat, and tears you are shedding to make Christ a vital part of your life.
For you and I will never be able to erase the fact that He came –
To touch lives - to break bread-
To heal hurt- to forgive sins- to wash feet-
To calm seas- to walk on water- to give us the Spirit-
And, to care immensely.
Yes, to care enough to be born in our Bethlehem, to live in our land, and to weep over our cities and to die and rise again. So now it’s Christmas and I am not sure what part of you is crippled or where you need to feel God’s saving power but with everything in me I believe that Christmas is for healing. And He came to heal. So, if you can trust Jesus enough to-
Walk out on the waters of getting involved,
Of washing feet and anointing people,
Of breaking bread and working miracles,
I am almost sure His saving presence will touch those blind and crippled parts of your life and Christmas will come to you.
More than anything else I want to give YOU Christmas this year.
It is a gift, an offer. You can take it if you like
But I can’t really give it to you like a wrapped up package. It is deeper than that, it is warmer, brighter, holier. It is more personal. Christmas is more challenging than a wrapped up package.
It is an offer.
It is a mystery.
It is birth.
It is hope.
It is Christmas and
God can never be born enough.

Macrina Weiderkehr