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No Room at the InnCHRISTMAS IS COMING

You don’t need me to remind you that Christmas is fast approaching. There are reminders everywhere.

Every shop seems to be offering so-called Christmas Special Offers, the radio waves are full of Christmas themed songs, the TV is promoting their Christmas Specials and even the police are talking about their annual Christmas drink driving campaign.

Oh yes we know it’s Christmas.

But do we really stop to think about what that means?

Christmas has nothing to do with snow, cheesy films, mince pies, roast turkey or getting into debt.

Christmas is the time when we are reminded afresh that God loves us. In fact He loves us so much he came in human form to live as a man and then to die in our place. (At Easter we are reminded that His death is not the end of the story. He rose again!).

So as we approach this special time let us each ask ourselves if we are guilty of the same thing as the famous Inn Keeper. Remember he said he had no room for Jesus and sent Mary & Joseph to the stable.

Sadly we often do exactly the same. We push Jesus aside and allocate him a small outside annex rather than allowing Him the place He deserves as our Lord and Master.

This Christmas will you make sure that you make room for the King. Room in your heart. Room in your thoughts. Room in your actions and room in every area of your life.

No Vacency SignAs an aside I must naturally say that if you are thinking of going on a vacation you do not need to worry that there will be no room at the inn of your choice or that it will cost too much. Remember Christian House Sitters offers rent-free vacations all over the world and can find reliable people to look after your home and pets while you are away without any cost. See Christian House Sitters

God bless you,

Ray

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ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website http://www.tlc-childrenstrust.org N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website www.christian-housesitters.com God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

4 responses »

  1. Thanks for the reminder to make room for Christ in ALL areas of my life!

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  2. Well, I’m not really into Christmas anymore as it has truly lost it’s meaning. It’s become all about excessive food and drink, spending money that don’t belong to you, buying presents to make an impact despite the fact that you can’t afford it, and not much else. You blogged well about what Christmas was intended for.

    Saying that, I truly wish that you enjoy the true meaning and hope your family have a very Happy New Year.

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