November 24, 2017

A Recipe for Christmas

". . . give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

A Recipe for Christmas
By Colleen Myers

I have a treasured recipe
That makes a happy Christmas day
Just read this closely and you'll agree
It really works that way.

You take one song of praise
With thanks to God above
Mix this with a smile and then
Stir in lots of love!

Add some deeds of kindness
Pour in some words of cheer
Unselfish giving you will find
Should then be added here!

Stir in a prayer for peace,
Of goodwill you add a lot;
Bake this recipe well, my friend
And share it while it's hot!

" . . . for out of the overflow of his heart, his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45c

November 11, 2017

Firestorm Relief - Rain!

1. Found some die-cut heart tags out craft shopping yesterday and brought a package home with me. Thank you, Lord, for reminders of your love and care!

2. Heard from a California pen-pal that it's been raining! I prayed for rain as a relief from the firestorms that's been occurring out there and I'm glad that God listened and responded.  Read so many stories of people who have lost loved ones and their homes. Homes can be replaced but the loved ones can't. I pray now that God will bring comfort to those who've lost loved ones and healing for others who survived. 

3. Thankful for finding enough elements (mostly from food packaging) for two more glue-book pages. I posted them here in my google plus collection. I'm still working on circles (eternally round), crowns, fruit of the spirit, friendship tea bags, names God calls me and one more that I haven't decided yet as to what I want to collect. Something from this list here. Playing with the idea of Veggie-Tales. Or stripes (Joseph's coat of many colors), that would be easy to do. Or continue on with the helping hands idea. What do you think? 

4. A friend sent me an email and reminded me of the Little Free Library. Wouldn't it be cool to set up a box full of children's gratitude books in your neighborhood? Can you imagine what attitude changes could occur if kid's began reading about being thankful? I have a few books listed here. Thank you, Mark! 

5. GOOD NEWS! My husband's cousin doesn't have cancer in his liver after all! The biopsy showed it was just scar tissue! Yippee! Praise the Lord! Thank you, Lord, for answering our prayers! 😇