Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Second Day of Christmas...



















On the second day of Christmas, Blue Planet gave to you...

a gift that couldn’t be found under a tree, or in a catalog, or even purchased online. On this day I hope you receive the gift of GOD’s love, the ultimate sacrifice – His son, Jesus. Jesus is the reason for this season and the gift of salvation is one that will bring eternal peace and joy. Have a blessed and prosperous new year and don’t get caught up in presents, but in HIS presence. I appreciate your encouragement and support of the upcoming release of my debut novel, and I pray you are encouraged to walk by faith and pursue your dreams.

~ Allyson Olivia Ringgold

10 comments:

  1. Allyson, Thank you for such an inspirational view on the real reason for the season.. We tend to get caught-up in everything but the true worship of Jesus...Thank you for the reminder....
    Merry Christmas

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  2. Hey Allyson, that was so sweet and so true. Evan though Evan is 5 I do my best so that he knows the reason for the reason. God bless you and know that I'm so proud of you and what you are doing. I know that God has your back. He is faithful to those that are faithful to him :) God Bless you

    Sharon M. Holmes

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  3. Allyson, This is profound.....We always need to be reminded of whose we are and the real reason for the hope we have....Thank you for a reminder of Who we celebrate this Holiday ...My Lord and Savior,Jesus is His Name!!!
    Sandra Ringgold

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  4. Allyson,
    What an awesomely timely reminder..not to get caught up in the presents.. but in His presence! Be blessed this season and always,
    A

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  5. Allyson, You are truly an inspiration. As i sit here, at my desk a little depressed i look up and see your email. How quick we can forget the real reason for the season. How quickly do we forget that someone is worse off than we are. Thank you for lifting my spirits today. May God continue to bless you and keep you strong. Love, Joyce Jones

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  6. Thanks everyone for your comments. Joyce I hope you will be encouraged and feel GOD's love today and every day. I know during this time it is sometimes difficult to get in the spirit when you are grieving the loss of loved ones, but we should always remember the reason for this season and in everything- rejoice!

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  7. Allyson Ringgod, you are being used mightily by God. I thank you for your faithfulness and while we are remembering the reason for the season, may we remember those in desperate need around the world. Samaritan's Purse is an excellent venue to give back. Franklin Graham (Billy's son)is the CEO.

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  8. OOOHHHHH AAWWWRRIIITTE!!!! Many people don't have the ear of several generations the way that Allyson apparently does.This is the true meaning of Christmas not for show or recognition but for for the purpose of following Christ' example of self sacrifice! Keep up the good work girl.-john+john

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  9. You know Allyson...your wisdom has always been evident even as a teen. I was reminded last night after a sermon that we should check our level of love and get back to the first love (the love of Christ Jesus). Love hopes ALL things, and prayer changes things, people, places, BUT more importantly it changes ME. There are some dead things in my life that I must deal with. I'm working on changing ME. Merry Christmas for Jesus is the reason for EVERY season not just Dec. 25th. Continue to bless and be blessed my sister...sista.

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  10. in his PRESENCE is where we all should strive to be! yes you hit it right on the head with that one sis! great reminder

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