The world needs love, more love. We need to care for ourselves as well as those less fortunate. Let us say a prayer for all of those in need and have faith that 2013 will be a brighter year for everyone.
Twas' 11 days
before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy; they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "We’re spending
Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
Those children all flew into the arms of their King
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
This is the last card that I am making for this Christmas and I wanted to share it with you. I had a wonderful day today. I was able to get many things accomplished. I have ordered the turkey for Christmas dinner. The tree is up and decorated. I have made my menu and I know how I am going to be setting the table.
We received a little bit of snow this morning and the weather man says we may even have a white Christmas. Now wouldn't that be really nice. Hope you had a great day too.
It is Sunday afternoon and I have finished another Christmas card. It is quiet now but the forecast is calling for freezing rain. I don't have to go anywhere today thank Heavens. I sat and watched a nuthatch busy on our big maple tree a while ago. The squirrels have been extremely busy lately. Yesterday afternoon I just happened to look up and there was a raccoon walking behind our car at the end of the drive. A little later he was making his way back up the yard and onto the neighbouring lawn. It is very unusual to see them in the middle of the day. He was waddling as he went; he must have been looking for some food.
I love this pretty image of the lady with her gorgeous hat and coat. She needed a pretty border and I think the pale green damask looks really nice against the red. Can you believe that there are only 15 days until Christmas? Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
I have another card ready for my Christmas list. This image is so sweet with all the bunnies dressed in their finest and bundled to keep out the cold. The temperature has dipped below the zero mark here and I am sipping tea while wrapped in my favourite fuzzy blanket to keep warm. The chickadees and nuthatches come frequently to our feeder and the squirrels are hiding precious bits of food for the coming months all over the backyard. The cats spend many hours watching all the fun.
We are heading out tomorrow to do some Christmas shopping at the stores. This will be the first time that we have set foot inside a store. We really love the convenience of shopping online. It is much nicer to sit at home in your favourite chair than to pound the pavement in some mall. Have a wonderful day.