Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Today, Christmas Day, is one in which I feel whole-heartedly that we need to stop and slow down to remember what this day - this season - is truly about.

I just want to share a breif story to remind us all of the greatest gift we have all been given!

An Event for Everyone
"Like a shepherd, he will care for his flock,
gathering the lambs in his arms, 
hugging them as he carries them, 
leading the nursing ewes to good pasture."
~Isaiah 40:11~

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. they were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you're to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger."

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God's praises:

"Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him."
As the angel chior withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. "Let's get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us." They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed.
Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they'd been told!
(Luke 2:8-20)

(This story was taken from God's Message of Christmas Love by Eugene H. Peterson)

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and may the wonder for God's perfect gift stay with you!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

{this moment}

Today, I'm joining Amanda (soulemama) and many others with {this moment}.

A simple picture from the week. No words, no explanation, just a simple moment of time captured and shared.
(I took a few liberties this week and decided to share what my week looks like; daily, not just one moment. Each picture tells a story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been!)


 Please feel free to share your moments as well! It's so fun to see what other beauty is captured in a weeks time!

I know my updating has been obsolete as of late...okay, for the last several months but there has been so much going on. We are in the process of selling our home and trying to buy the homestead of our dreams. It just seems that there are so many things working against us that it has been difficult to think, much less do, anything else.

Our hope and faith, and patience, have held somewhat strong and we are still reaching for that dream!

Since Christmas is upon us, I've been finishing up the last of my home-made presents, but I'm hoping to sit down and update you about all that has happened!