Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December memories...

a little decorating...
burlap swag with wreath of silver and pearl
snowy tea set made by mother and daughter years ago
stockings hung on an old window with care
glowing tree
stars hung on a mirror
our canning jar Advent wreath
treasures on a kitchen shelf
a little bronchitis...

a little healing...

a lot of tears and prayers for Sandy Hook...

a little shopping...

a little touring...

a little baking...
spritz delights
chai-spiced pear bread
rosemary-scented cookies
Santa hat brownie bites
a Christmas Eve filled with wonder and worship...

beloved husband plays the bass bells
faithful shepherd of our flock
 a little gift giving...

and a little Christmas for you all from the gospel of Luke...
Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy 
that will be for all the people. 
For unto you is born this day in the city of David 
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 
And this will be a sign for you: 
you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and 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 among those with whom he is pleased!”

When the angels went away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the baby lying in a manger.
And when they saw it, they made known
the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Fear not.
Born this day... a Savior.
Let us... see... which the Lord has made known to us.
Hear with wonder.
With haste... make known.
Treasure and ponder.
Praise God.

Merry Christmas to all from Flannel Jammies Farm