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December 2, 2004 - "Christmas Card Mail-A-Prayer" by Sue Ellen Hudson

 


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As Christmas is approaching far too fast for me, I keep looking at my looooong Christmas card list and avoiding this daunting task. However, today's story reminded me of WHY we send Christmas cards and I am now looking forward to prayerfully "greeting" each person on my list!



Welcome to 2TheHeart!



"The older I get, the closer I feel to old friends as I write my Christmas cards." ?Anonymous



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CREATIVE CARDS BY JULIE: A unique selection of personalized cards, seasonal angel cards, red hat society, Grumpy Gladys, Betty Boop, Secret Pal cards - just to name a few! Also return address labels, business cards, postcards, and card stuffers. FREE samples - same day printing & shipping.
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As Christmas is approaching far too fast for me, I keep looking at my looooong Christmas card list and avoiding this daunting task. However, today's story reminded me of WHY we send Christmas cards and I am now looking forward to prayerfully "greeting" each person on my list!


"Christmas Card Mail-A-Prayer"
by Sue Ellen Hudson


A few years ago, I decided to stop sending Christmas cards. It had turned into a chore I did by rote.

Later, having coffee at a friend's house, I noticed her assembled cards and stamps. "That's one job I've cut out," I remarked. "The whole business has lost its meaning for me.'"

"It did for me, too," she replied. "But I've always liked the idea of greeting people at Christmas, especially ones I don't see every day. And it dawned on me that I could treat card-sending as a holiday devotional. I call it my mail-a-prayer."

Intrigued, I asked her to explain.

"As I write the address for each name on my list I think of some special need that person may have. Or a problem or goal. When I seal the envelope, I ask God to help and guide him."

Returning home, I picked up my own tattered card list. I saw the name of a friend whose husband was disabled, of an alcoholic, of a former Sunday-school teacher now in a nursing home. As for people I didn't know much about ? the butcher, the lady down the block ? I could simply ask God to be with them.

The next day I went shopping for cards, cards that would be signed and sealed with a prayer.



Sue Ellen Hudson copyright 1984


Sue Ellen lives in Huntsville, Alabama and you can email her in care of 2TheHeart. Thanks for the reminder of the joy of Christmas greetings, Sue Ellen!



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The Letter Box:



Dear Roger and Kelly,

The combined story and poems were a wonderful and inspiring lesson. God's special persons, like Kyle, teach us much about faith, growth, and loving. Thank you for sharing such spiritual riches.

Mary-Ellen Grisham "meg"



Sooz, This touched me so much, since my youngest son William is just like Kyle! William is 10 and is severe ADHD and Bi Polar. He also has sever learning delays in Math, Language Arts and works with an OT for Fine Motor Skills. With all the problems William has faced in his life and will face in the future, working puzzles come so easily for him. He will finish one so quickly and tells me that God helps him do it. I have more than once realized that is how William overcomes his obstacles...He just puts it all in Gods hands and that is all he needs!

Sunshine and Rainbows
Sheila



Dear Roger,

Your poem, and Kyle's mother's poem were both so perfect. I teach special education children and love this as my own. I truly cherish your poetry about Kyle and thank you. God bless, Sharon Wheeler, KY



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Making a difference, one story at a time!




A few years ago, I decided to stop sending Christmas cards. It had turned into a chore I did by rote.

Later, having coffee at a friend's house, I noticed her assembled cards and stamps. "That's one job I've cut out," I remarked. "The whole business has lost its meaning for me.'"

"It did for me, too," she replied. "But I've always liked the idea of greeting people at Christmas, especially ones I don't see every day. And it dawned on me that I could treat card-sending as a holiday devotional. I call it my mail-a-prayer."

Intrigued, I asked her to explain.

"As I write the address for each name on my list I think of some special need that person may have. Or a problem or goal. When I seal the envelope, I ask God to help and guide him."

Returning home, I picked up my own tattered card list. I saw the name of a friend whose husband was disabled, of an alcoholic, of a former Sunday-school teacher now in a nursing home. As for people I didn't know much about ? the butcher, the lady down the block ? I could simply ask God to be with them.

The next day I went shopping for cards, cards that would be signed and sealed with a prayer.



Sue Ellen Hudson copyright 1984


Sue Ellen lives in Huntsville, Alabama and you can email her in care of 2TheHeart. Thanks for the reminder of the joy of Christmas greetings, Sue Ellen!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shop Abbey Press this holiday season!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



The Letter Box:



Dear Roger and Kelly,

The combined story and poems were a wonderful and inspiring lesson. God's special persons, like Kyle, teach us much about faith, growth, and loving. Thank you for sharing such spiritual riches.

Mary-Ellen Grisham "meg"



Sooz, This touched me so much, since my youngest son William is just like Kyle! William is 10 and is severe ADHD and Bi Polar. He also has sever learning delays in Math, Language Arts and works with an OT for Fine Motor Skills. With all the problems William has faced in his life and will face in the future, working puzzles come so easily for him. He will finish one so quickly and tells me that God helps him do it. I have more than once realized that is how William overcomes his obstacles...He just puts it all in Gods hands and that is all he needs!

Sunshine and Rainbows
Sheila



Dear Roger,

Your poem, and Kyle's mother's poem were both so perfect. I teach special education children and love this as my own. I truly cherish your poetry about Kyle and thank you. God bless, Sharon Wheeler, KY



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www.2theheart.com
Making a difference, one story at a time!


    Making a difference, one story at a time!