It's hard to believe Christmas is here, especially since it's supposed to hover around 70 degrees all week here in Nashville! But whatever the weather, it is always a great time to remember the birth of our Savior and His everlasting gift of salvation. Gifts under the Christmas tree are indeed a blessing, but His precious gift to us will never fade, never break, never end. Praise be to God, and we hope you will enjoy a very merry Christmas!

I recently heard about the wonderful true story of the "white envelope" Christmas tradition, started many years ago by a lady named Nancy Gavin. Her story has now inspired many other families to adopt this tradition, which exemplifies the true spirit of giving. Click here to read about it ... you may even be prompted to begin your own "white envelope" tradition!

And, in case you didn't hear, Bill and Gloria are celebrating their 53rd anniversary today! Yep, those two crazy kids tied the knot on December 22, 1962. If you'd like to send your wishes, feel free to pop on over to our Facebook post and leave a comment.

A thought from the Word...

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Prayers are appreciated this week for Gloria Gaither as she grieves the loss of her sister (and only sibling), Evelyn Baylor, who graduated to her heavenly home on Friday, December 18. Click here for more...
The Christmas classic "Mary, Did You Know?" has long been loved by the Gaither Homecoming community and recorded by literally hundreds of artists. Millions more were introduced to the song on national TV last week ... click here to read more!
As you may know, when Wes Hampton is not traveling around performing, one of the things he enjoys doing is cooking. He will introduce a brand-new cookbook in early 2016, but in the meantime, click here for one of his delicious "WEScipes"!
Did you get a chance to see the inspiring film War Room? If not, it's a great time to grab a copy, as it releases to DVD today! Also, the new family film Yellow Day will debut in theaters on Christmas Day. This imaginative movie blends animation and live action to tell the story of one young man's life-changing journey. Click here for more!
Joey, Rory and Indy Feek had a very special surprise visitor this week ... Santa came early! Indy wasn't too sure about him at first, but she finally warmed up to him. Click here to read the latest from this sweet family...