Special thanks to my good friend Shelli Dawdy for the best Happy New Year graphic of all times!
The Lord is good; His mercy endureth to all generations.
May you walk in His ways; May you bring a smile to His face;
May you experience His love for you and extend His love to all you know!
Let’s do a new thing together and bring blessings to our land in the here and now.
This year I made snowflakes, I usually do a crafting project for the holidays. I know they look like tree ornaments, but they are not or they could be. They are anything you want them to be.
As children we learned that each snowflake is unique. Well as I was making these, I got a glimpse of our Heavenly Father’s creativity. Each of my snowflakes is unique. No two are identical. Some obviously are very different, but some had the same types of beads. However, I can assure you their loops were never the same!
You are perfectly and wonderfully made – a unique creation – a mighty miracle with Heavenly purpose. My prayer is that if you are reading this that you may know intimately your Heavenly Father and walk in His ways all of your days.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14 KJV
So as I pondered snowflakes, a song kept rippling in my head. I did a post about it here several years ago. Special thanks to Susan White for singing that song and leading me into worship at moments of great need and moments of great sorrow through the years!
As we celebrate the Savior’s birthday (whether we got the date right or wrong) – remember that you are special and unique. He came to earth to be born so that He could rescue you. What love divine!
(Received recently from a friend via email – edited slightly and graphics added/sc)
Good News – proclaim it from the rooftops, shout it to all the land!
The wise still seek Him. They that seek find.
For unto us a Child is born.
Unto us a Son is given.
He shall be born in a manger; wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Joy to the World – the Messiah has come and He shall reign forever and ever!
Go and tell the world!
If you are just starting a family or well on the way you don’t want to miss this series. i’ve only known Rachael Joy Tapp for a few years, but it seems like we’ve been friends forever. She has wisdom beyond her years. She lives in the Panhandle with her husband, Joshua and their children.
Rachael and Joshua lost their first child during the pregnancy. They have a precious two year old daughter, Hadassah, and just recently gave birth to premature twins, Levi and Gideon. So she has a bit of life experience but she wraps that in practical tips and guidance from above. I know you will enjoy each segment so be sure to connect with her and her blog. I will try to add links to this post as they are released.
Here is her own bio in her own words.
Here is the series announcement.
Article one: Dear Mama, Who Just Gave Birth
Article two: Dear Mama, Who Wonders why Kids are like This
Article three: Dear Mama, Who Is Going on a Trip
Article four: Dear Mama, Who Thinks I Don’t See
Article five: Dear Mama, There is No Room for Fear
Article six: Dear Mama, Learning to Feed the Family
[Editor’s note: This series is a must for young families – please share and connect to help each other along the way! Look for the Dear Mama Graphic for links to latest updates!]
The movie is compelling on so many levels. It was refreshing to see a journalist actually dig for a story and admit when he makes a mistake! The story is about Lee Strobel and his efforts to research and debunk the ‘myth’ of Christianity and faith. He is a writer and a seeker of truth from beginning to end.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
If you are paying attention you can almost see the hound of heaven pounding on the door of his heart. You can see the prayers of his wife materialize on the screen. You can feel the agony of a man’s journey to find the truth even when it defies all he has built his life around.
Don’t miss this movie when it is in your area. You and your entire family will enjoy and probably learn something too. Did I mention there is a subplot that is as compelling as the main story. It revolves around a court case and a media story that causes his conviction wrongfully. I wonder how many of us would have had the courage to admit we were wrong and correct the matter?
Here is the website about the movie.
If you stay for the credits you will find out what happened to each of the main characters and even the children. If you want to read the book, it is available on Amazon. Click here for more info or to order online.