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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, everyone!

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11

Enjoy the holidays, everyone!  It’s a busy family day for me. See you when things settle down again.

How will/did you celebrate?

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!

May your holidays be cheerful and touched with sweet blessings from god.

Our Christmas day has started out fun with one daughter staying over last night. Probably ten of us (Dad, my sister and family, my husband and some of ours) will get together at my dad’s for Christmas dinner; not as many there this year because two of ours will be spending that time with the other sides of their families. Then there’s the craziness of gifts exchange, which is always amusing and interesting. Dessert follows that mild chaos, having given time for the main course to settle. 🙂 After clean-up our daughters and families will come out to our house for gifts exchange among us. And, of course, more food since it will be close to meal time again. It will be a full and fun day.

Our house is nicely decorated and I even got some baking done – not as much as I had wanted to do, although there’s plenty.

In all of this, it’s sometimes a little hard to remember why all of it is happening. It came out of the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth. Now …. for many people  it’s so very not about Him at all. 

nativity(One Christmas my husband gave me this beautiful Jim Shore figurine.)

For those of us who know Him and His Truth … I wish you a deeper joy in your relationship with Him. Personally, I know no greater love and nothing stirs my heart the way He does. I cannot express all He is to me.

For those who have not made that choice/decision … my wish for you is that Truth will find you and you will find Answers for your life. 

Merry Christmas everyone!  I send my love and best wishes.

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. – Psalm 95:1

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Different Thanksgiving day, same thanks giving

Here it is already a few days past Thanksgiving.  Our weather has changed from a week of above normal temperatures for this time of year, to the next week’s cooler than normal temperatures for this time of year.  Strange weather persists, but .. I honestly believe it is all part of Earth’s natural cycle.  Just look back in history.  Still, no matter the varied opinions on that, we have much for which to be thankful.

Thanksgiving here in Nova Scotia, Canada, was a windy but colourful day.  The leaves have changed colour and many that have let go of their tree’s branches are now either blowing in the breezes or are already part of the Designer‘s carpet covering the ground.  Very pretty.

I have been asked why is our Thanksgiving earlier than USA’s?  Well, our harvest comes a little earlier due to the fact that we are further north.

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October to give thanks for a successful harvest, but was first started in 1578 as a thanks for surviving the long journey from England.  In 1621, settlers in what is now the USA celebrated a bountiful harvest with the Wampanoag Indians who helped them survive. It now is celebrated the fourth Thursday of November in remembrance of those Pilgrims who settled the ‘new world.’

My family always has a big dinner on the Sunday, as do many families, even though our actual Thanksgiving Day is on Monday.  It is a day we spend together (after church for some of us) enjoying the produce of our gardens and a beautifully cooked turkey.  And yes, we eat too much.  But who can resist all those wonderful veggies and the selection of pies?  Yum!

God has made ample provision for us in our two nations.  We have so much for which to be thankful.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him and bless His name. – Psalm 100:4

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?  Do you observe any traditions at this time of year?

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