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"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Phil 4:8
Thursday, December 12, 2013
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .......
Everywhere in this house .... even the teddy bears are dressed in their Christmas sweaters. I think they whisper together at night - getting a bit excited about the Christmas fun!
Making my lists and checking them twice! Scratching some items off and adding new ones - am I out of tape???? How is the supply of sugar? Need eggs? Did I forget a present???
Wrapping paper, ribbons, pine cones, glue gun, scissors, tape ... bits of glitter and sparkle - pieces of things all over the place. What's left to wrap - oh yes, all those in the downstairs closet. Oh dear me!
Yummy yummy in my tummy! Chocolate cookies fresh from the oven. Ohhhh, the aromas wafting from the kitchen - am I in Hershey, Pennsylvania?????
Reminders of what it is all really about - the precious unspeakable gift of Jesus leaving heaven for this earth with all its pain and sorrow. This is the inside of a lovely clay pot with the nativity inside - a gift from Christine when she returned from a mission trip in Central America. Lovely.
Bannister wrapped in garland - poinsettias standing in the entry way ....
More wrapping to be done - grab those labels - am I almost out of them??? Where's the list?
Basket for the Christmas cards is dressed in holly and ivy.
Glass jar full of festive balls placed in the dining room - this was a gift from the sweet women who worked in the same department as I did several years ago. It's a nice reminder of their thoughtfulness.
Glittery trees are standing at attention on the mantel.
The bulbs are beginning to bloom already - did I start them too soon? Oh well, they smell wonderful and add a bit of beauty all their own!
Busy we are! Let's not forget to honor Him who loves us so much - His gift of salvation is a forever gift - won't rust or corrode with time.