and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”Luke 2:7-15
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room
(from Joy to the World -Christmas Carol)
I had this big Aha moment when singing this Christmas Carol ... the words that jumped out at me were ... LET EVERY HEART PREPARE HIM ROOM ... so my eyes have seen and my ears have heard and now my Heart has to make room ... Isaiah prophesied talking of his future but now history knows the story thus far ... Jesus was born in Bethlehem ... so lets make room for the things God has prepared.
"What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—
1 Corinthians 2:9
Be blessed and be a blessing
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Can I tell you again and again and again how fabulous this recipe book is
Great Christmas gift ideas for teachers and work mates … I made the Melt in your Mouth Moments and they are SOOO GOOD …
… so easy and quick and taste yum … no-one will know all it took was 10 minutes and 1 bowl …
I am so thankful for my mum telling me about this book …
Being able to give allergy free gifts is such a blessing …
Have fun baking this Christmas …
Be Blessed and be a blessing
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Living my best life … Giving it all I have … Shining the light of Christ … all these things drive my passion.
My aim is to encourage Christians just like me, to stay connected to the people in their life and to reach out and encourage others to come along for the ride.Communication with others and God.Good old fashioned communication … friendship based communication …genuine heartfelt … God Love.
I do this by making collage postcards … and the next step for me is doing markets in the new year.
(my church has a catch phrase ... Next Step ... so what is your next step?)
My theme is all about Jesus.
But in all this clarity I sometimes get a bit distracted by the buzz of being commercial … of reaching a wider audience … making cards that have a more general theme.
God always brings me home … and reminds me. He is a good God. This week’s reminder was listening to a podcast by Jonathan Fields, Good Life Project.
An interview with Brad Feld.
Some days I am like a kid in a candy shop … I see all kinds of opportunities ... and my creative brain goes bezerk … but all good things are not necessarily what God has planned for me.
My 2% customer is a mini of me … all about a living faith and relationship with God … and reaching out to community … staying connected.
Thanks God for placing a passion in my heart and working it out through my hands.
So if God has done this for me … He can so do the same for you … Just ask Him … then wait to see the opportunity and possibility that comes.
Be blessed and be a blessing