Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed, And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem:(because he was of the lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped  him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the LORD came upon them, and the glory of the LORD shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.Luke 2:1-14. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012


And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the LORD; be it unto me according to thy word.
And the angel departed from her.

And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done to me great things, and holy is His name. Luke 1:38,46-49.
For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I need to change....things.

I was reading Matt. 25: 1-13 this evening. 
The words written in this book have always impacted my life. 
Every time I read these verses, they make me rethink what I am doing with my life.

Am I taking for granted the time I've been given?
Am I wasting precious minutes that I cannot live over again?
Why do I put off the things I should be doing today....thinking I have plenty of time to accomplish the things that really need my attention this very moment.

I used to be so faithful in my spiritual walk.
I loved the journey I was on. 
Even when the road was rough, and full of ruts...I knew I could depend on my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

After we moved to the Lakehouse, I became lazy.
I never really connected with a church family up here.
I taught some Bible studies, and sang with the worship team. I also sang solos, and for special occasions.
I just didn't feel like I "fit" in. So I "fell away".
My youngest daughter, and I are trying to keep each other accountable (long distance).
That is why I am hoping to move back home...closer to my family. My oldest daughter attends church with her family, and would like to start our family Bible study back up when Mr. Lakehouse and I move back home.
My middle daughter, and her family also attend church. They would like us to live closer also.
I am trying to do better. I long to get back to my first love...Jesus.
I understand blogs are for decorating, and making our houses pretty, and sharing our newest piece of furniture, or mirror, or tablecloth.
If you choose to skip over my blog, because it's not about what's important to you, I understand.
If you know what I'm talking about....drop me a line.
God Bless You!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Popping in....

Hello everyone.
I thought I would check in, since I've been absent for a few weeks.
The house is still on the market.
We've had a few lookers, but no offers.

We are going in to the slow season, as far as selling houses go.
I wasn't going to decorate for the holidays...but then realized it would be matter what the situation.
So.....I bought a few cans of "pretend" snow, and sprayed the "pretend" tree....
I was going for a flocked look.

Instead, I got a "frosted" look.
I used all of my mercury glass ornaments, and also the silver, and a few white ones.
I should have bought lights on white wires, instead of 300 twinkly lights on green wires.
Oh well, it turned out cozy. I would like to add a few more ornaments, some ribbon, and picks...but that's for another day.
I hope you are all well, and enjoying the holiday season.
Big Hugs!!