Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. I am in full hostess mode. I get to decorate, create, love, cook, bake, watch feel good movies, drinks hot tea and coffee and reflect on all I have to be thankful for.
Jesus is at the forefront and people are more brave to speak out about Him. It
is a sad time that we live that we have to be brave to speak out about Jesus. He is brave
for us each day. We need to speak up about Him and His truths. He came and gave
His life for us but we are afraid to talk about Him? What is wrong with that
picture? I pray that we become a Nation that freely talks of His truths without
the fear (or in spite of the fear) of what might offend our friends or even
strangers. No matter how commercialized Christmas gets, it will ALWAYS be
CHRISTmas. He will ALWAYS be the reason for the season. You can pretend it isn’t
so, but that does not make it not so. He loves you and wants you to not only
read His truths but to live by them. I encourage you to pick up your Bible and
know what God says for yourself. And NOT turn it into what you want. My heart
breaks when people treat the bible has a buffet and take what they want and
leave behind the rest. That is not what God intended for us. 2 Timothy 2:15 says “Do
your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need
to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” Be mindful of how you
present God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit to people. You are a reflection of
Christ and how you live your life represents Him. What does that life say to
others? Be more mindful of not how many people you have led to Christ but of
how many people you have turned away from Christ. To live as a Christian, is to
live by the Word, knowing we are sinners but we are saved by grace.
Christmas is CHRIST. It is not the gifts, it is the reflection of
Him in honoring Him with the Season and remembering what HE did for US.
My motto is what am I doing today to create Memories for Tomorrow.
Afterall, the memories is what those we touched have of us. Don’t we want those
to be the best to our ability? Next Christmas our children will not remember
the gifts they received but the memories that were created.
Those memories can not be so good, I know. Make the most, the best!
Annual Open House was an amazing success!
We had appx 100
people come through.
That works out to:
36 lbs Smoked
30 lbs Ham
25 lbs Potato Salad
20 Lbs Baked Beans
5 lbs Chocolate
5 lbs White
300 Scones eaten
10 lbs Peanut Butter Cups
5 lbs Chocolate Truffles
10 Gallons Tea
76 Cups Coffee
40 Cups Hot Cocoa/Tea
PLUS the Misc Food people brought to eat
enjoy the memories we created this Christmas at our Cabin, our Home.
Love, EnJoy and Merry CHRISTmas
Christmas Eve Night, Our Girls captured this at our Christmas Eve Under the Stars Service
Christmas Eve Night
Finding the Christmas Pickle
Our GlamBaby is in there
I just had to ask