I know I didn't get all my Photo A Day posted here for December, but I wanted to share this final picture of 2014 with you all!
2014 has been a great year... very trying at times... but oh so good! I wouldn't have missed a moment for anything! Happy New Year! Bring on 2015!
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19
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
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
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!