Saturday, December 6, 2014

Infinitely More...

December 6 ~ Photo A Day...

Sparkly is today's subject. This picture may not be what most people would call, "sparkly" but it definitely makes me sparkly inside! Last year at this time my husband & I were living in temporary housing, all of our household items & Christmas decorations were in storage. So today when I was able to put up our Nativity, it warmed my heart & put a sparkle in my eye. I am so thankful!


BTW... it was a year ago today that we signed a purchase agreement for the home we now live in!

"Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power He can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine." Ephesians 3:20



Friday, December 5, 2014

Shout Noel...

December 5 ~ Photo A Day #5...


NOEL ~ a shout of joy... seems appropriate for the birth of our Savior!

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given… And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Glory in the Highest...


December 4th... Photo A Day... Silver...

I thought I would share a project I was working on today... I have admired other peoples' ornament wreaths, but I had never attempted one for myself... until today! I had little knowledge of what I was doing, but I think it turned out pretty! Plus, all the silver balls works into my Photo A Day!

Sorry for the glare, but it is hanging on a mirror in our dining room.

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SHINE!

Lighting a candle or 5 just for you! December 3... Photo A Day! Let your light SHINE!





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tasty Treat...

December 2... I had a few errands to run today! Yes, I actually got out of the house in the cold snap! The last thing I did today, while out & about, was the subject for my Photo A Day:


I made a few (81) chocolate mustaches... this one happens to be peppermint/white chocolate! Yum! This is the best kind of mustache... it requires no shaving or waxing! *Ü*

"Serve the Lord with gladness; some before His presence with singing." ~ Psalms 100:2



Monday, December 1, 2014

Red & White...

It's DECEMBER! Yay! So I've decided to do December Photo A Day from The Idea Room. At least I will attempt it! So day #1 is "Red & White"

This is an Origami star I learned to make last week, which you can find here & the candy cane is my Red & White.

I was thinking about the Legend of the Candy Cane... The story tells of a candy maker in Indiana who wanted to make a candy that would help us remember Who Christmas is really about. So he made a Christmas candy cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, & death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy... white to symbolize the virgin birth & sinless nature of Jesus. Hard candy to show the solid rock, the foundation of the Church, & firmness of God's promises. He made the candy in the form of a "J" for the name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the Good Shepherd. The candy maker then included red stripes, three small stripes & a large red stripe to represent Christ's suffering at the end of His life.

I love to read about the appearance of the angel to Mary in Luke 1... my favorite verse is verse 37...

"For with God nothing will be impossible." ~ Luke 1:37

I have my 2 Christmas trees up, but they only have lights... no decorations on them yet! However, I am working on that this week!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Jingle All the Way...

I was able to go over the weekend & spend some creative time with some great Christian ladies! Lots of laughs, good food, sharing our stories, some craftiness, & of course a few tears! So here is the project my friend Ruth had for us to make...

I just love it! Thanks Ruth! Can't wait to start decorating for Christmas!

Just a few days until Thanksgiving... and I woke up this morning kind of in a not so great mood! It has been days since we have seen the sun... I know that really affects me, but I really have no reason to be grumpy! So I went to the place I know to find the medicine to cure what ails me.

First Peter 1:6-7 says, " You are extremely happy about these things, even though you have to suffer different kinds of trouble for a little while now. The purpose of these troubles is to test your faith as fire tests how genuine gold is. Your faith is more precious than gold, and by passing the test, it gives praise, glory, and honor to God. This will happen when Jesus appears again."

So after reading this I was reminded that it is time to trade my grumpiness for thankfulness! Speaking words of thankfulness can really turn your mood around! It gives me the chance to focus my thoughts on God's goodness & off of any circumstances that might disturb me! Try it! See how it works for you!