Hello sugar pies!
Welcome once again to my Holiday Open house (part two!)There is a chill mixed with excitement in the pine scented air…The Christmas moon is shining on the snow…

lights are twinkling like stars….

Hot chocolate is steaming in the kettle…

frosty sleds are parked at the front door…

flickering lamplight glows a cheery hello….

the amber lights of home are shining warm…

It’s time to slow down and catch your breath from all of the bustling about….Oh, Honey, You need to take care of yourself! There is only one of you, and you are greatly loved and treasured…you are the apple of God’s eye and He created you as beautiful as a glistening, lacy snowflake. How exquisite you are! So if you are feeling a bit worn out or overwhelmed with so much to do and so little time, take this quiet, golden moment… breathe in deep… smell the sweetness and savor the beauty and meaning of this glorious season. Stomp the snow off your boots and come on inside…slip on some cushy slippers to warm your toes…
get comfy and Christmasy cozy…

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

“The tree is full of trimmings
And gifts for girl and boy:
The world is full of Christmas Cheer,
Our hearts are full of joy.” ~Unknown

” What one loves in childhood
stays in the heart forever.”

~Mary Jo Pitney

My Children’s Great Grandmother.

Little Miss Naomi Agatha Madsen
Oh Honey!

You may remember the handwritten recipe
for Christmas cookies clothes-pinned
to the wreath in my kitchen…it was hers!

She grew up to be the prayer warrior of the family. She fell asleep every night with an open Bible next to her head and prayers for her children and grandchildren fresh on her lips. What a legacy and a priceless gift, to blanket loved ones with warm prayers of goodness, mercy and grace. Oh, that we would do the same, with fervency!

If we don’t pray for our loved ones, who will?
“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16B

“Considering God decorated the heavens….
His own dwelling place…
it seems no less fitting for us
to dress up our homes with strings of lights,
carols that worship His Name,
and symbols and seasonal reminders
to help us celebrate the birth of His son.”
~ Karla Dornacher

Oh come let us adore Him!
Christ the Lord.

God was thinking of how much He loved you when He planned the first Christmas…

“For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

He came to rescue us.

I am in awe of such love.

Let the trees in the woods sing for joy before the Lord.
~ 1 Chronicles 16:33

Silent night, Holy night,
all is calm, all is bright
’round young virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
sleep in Heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.

“Christmas is when God came down
the stairs of heaven with a baby in His arms.”

Let every heart prepare Him room.

Jesus’ birth
was God’s most precious gift,
sweetly wrapped
in a fresh-from-heaven baby,
filled with eternal wondrous love,
goodness, mercy, and grace,
glowing with the joy Heaven.

“The light that shines
from the humble manger
is strong enough to lighten our way
to the end of our days.”
~Vita Rays

Jesus said to the people “I am the light of the world” John 8:12

“Dear Jesus, thank you for being my Prince of Peace.
Help me to decorate my life
with the ornaments of prayer and praise,
so that I may be like a tree of life to those around me.”

~Karla Dornacher

“My whole life has turned around
I was lost but now I’m found
A Baby changes everything.”
Lyrics to Faith Hill’s song; A Baby Changes Everything

All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:
“The virgin will be with child

and will give birth to a son…”
Matthew 1:22,23

But Mary treasured up all these things
and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19
Thank you for stopping by, you sweet cupcake you!
I hope your heart was refreshed and blessed.
Do come again, you are always welcome here!

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and let me know who you are
and what subjects you would like for me
to blog about in future posts!

Christmas Hugs!

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