Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Faces

Whether young or old
Christmas brings expressions to faces.

Watch the faces.
I pray that each of you dear friends have many happy faces this Christmas. My house will be full and running over this year. I can't wait!

So this will be my last post until after Christmas. I may get to peek in on you once in a while.


"And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21

Now if that doesn't bring a smile to your face.....

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December Treasures

Years ago, no, I'm not telling you how many, but when my kids were little-like in the post below, I made these stockings from a kit. Let me tell you it was difficult, because it was a surprise from Santa and I didn't want them to see the stockings until Santa came on Christmas morn. All moms know what I talking about!

This is NOT a close up, so you can't see the mistakes. But these stockings held more than candy and toys. They held a mother's love, a desire to bring joy, and all the memories of childhood stitched in the fabric. Now each Christmas they give me special joy to pull them out of their Christmas box. A family treasure.

Do you have a special Christmas decoration?

"And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:9, 11

I've often wondered what Mary did with the gifts. The treasures they gave were beyond Mary and Josephs means and station. Did she keep them until His death? Did Jesus ever ask about them?

Treasures mean more than fancy gifts to me. Treasures beyond cost are those loaded with meaning and love. Will you share a treasure?


Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Love!

I love December for many reasons.

It's hustle and bustle
and shopping arm muscles,
It's lights and bows
and Rudolph's nose,
It's cookies and icings
and gift-giving hiding.

It's children and family
and excitement and worry,
It's laughter and squabbles
and stories grown to fables,
 (okay I know that doesn't rhyme, but just change the "a" sound)
It's open-handed joy
and love for each girl and boy.

It's mangers and cradles
and softly lit candles,
It's the soul's reason for living
and Jesus came giving,
It's forgiveness, peace and love
which shines down brightly from above.

That's why I love Christmas.

If you want to try your own "ditty", let me know in the comments when it's up on your blog and I'll put a link to you on my next post. I think I'll just continue this all December, and see what happens. :)

I'm only posting once a week through December. I'll have a house full come Christmas! Yay!

Sorry I haven't been by your blog in a bit-I will. So play along with the December Love!

"For a child has been born--for us!
the gift of a son--for us!
Isaiah 9:6

Photo:karenevans-when my two were little:)