Thursday, February 9, 2017

Coming soon...

I have always wanted to have my own website... I am in the process of getting that started up so I can post on there and it is easier to navigate than the blog. I will post the link on here once that is done!

Stay tuned...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live CHRISTMAS every day! - Helen Steiner Rice

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

Christmas is tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

Throwback Thursday

Today's throwback is of my nephew's Gave and Seth. This was in 2006.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. - Pope Francis

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

        I couldn’t give you a list of things I got as gifts when I was a child, but certain memories do stand out. Most often, they are togetherness moments, memories of fun shared and things done together!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

                        12 Christmas Prayers:
1.       Faith – Ephesians 2:8-9
2.       Hope – Romans 15:4
3.       Love – 1 John 4:19
4.       Forgiveness – 1 John 1:9
5.       Mercy – Luke 6:36
6.       Kindness – Ephesians 4:32
7.       Generosity – 2 Corinthians 9:11
8.       Compassion – 1 Peter 3:8
9.       Joy – Romans 12:12
10.   Salvation – John 14:6
11.   Obedience – James 1:22-25
12.   Life – John 10:10

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

Loving Father,
Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy Children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven for Jesus’ sake. AMEN

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap.

When out on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of midday to objects below,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"Now Dasher! Now Dancer!
Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid!
On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch!
To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!" 

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky
so up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. 

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes--how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

Friday, December 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Throwback Thursday

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

The smells of Christmas are the smells of Childhood.
                                                                ~ Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Box

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends. - Margaret Thatcher

Monday, December 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection! - Winston Churchill

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to earth as a baby so many years ago.  Thank you that He paid the punishment for my sins by dying on the cross.  And thank you that He rose again to prove that death was truly defeated. I place my trust in You to be my Savior. Guide me through the dark times of my life and give me courage to live for You.  Amen
                                                                                 ~ Max Lucado

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

I don't want much for Christmas. I just want the person reading this to be healthy, happy and loved! Wishing you snowflakes, friendship and winter cheer!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year. - Joel Osteen

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

For unto us a child is born... his name shall be called wonderful counselor, the might God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

You can give a great and wonderful Christmas if you remember the gifts God has given you and, as best you can, offer them to others as He would.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone else. ~ Charles M. Schulz

How do you spend the majority of your free time?

I spend my free time with my family. If they are busy doing something I like to read, write in my journals, read books, spend some time on Facebook catching up with family and just enjoying my favorite TV shows.

What do you do with the majority of your free time?

Friday, December 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

Memories - Snowball Fights
Together - Warm & Cozy
Hugs and kisses

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How much control do you have over your life?

I am 100% in control of my life. There might be things that happen in my life that is out of my control, but I get to decide what I do and where I go and when I get there!

Quote of the Day

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in HIS presence!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Can we have happiness without sadness?

I don't think we can... We have to climb over the mountains sometimes to see the beauty that lies within. You have to go through a storm to be able to see the rainbow. Life is full of emotions, but I do not think we can be happy without having moments of sadness.

Quote of the Day

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped in each other!