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His Name Shall Be Called….

Thursday, November 24th, 2011




Is it really just around the corner?



And does anyone else besides me seem to get behind on their Advent readings?!  We aren’t even as busy as many families are during the Christmas season, but we still have times when some of us aren’t home or even all of us gone.  Then you’re “behind”.  Nothing says “let’s focus on the Christ of Christmas” like feeling behind, right?!




Okay, all kidding aside, I thought it would be nice, someday, to write an Advent Devotional.   One based on the names of Christ.  Short, but inspiring.   Built-in “make-up” days.  Permission to skip or adapt to suit your family.  Focusing on what stands out to your family.  Not that other Advent programs or devotionals don’t do that–I have been blessed by many of them!




But I wanted one that focuses on the names of Christ as well as one that is doable for a busy mama of littles or a mama of many ages.




So I am trying to keep my focus as I write an Advent Devotional e-book.    My goal is to have week 1 ready for purchase on Friday…..this is all new territory for me and my super-techie dear friend is very busy, but hopefully my becoming-a-techie daughter will be able to help me get this going! ;)




Stay tuned for upates!   (If you follow my girls on Facebook, you might see an announcement there as well!)    This will be available through their Etsy shop, Farmgirl Treasures.




And please pray for me!   I want to keep my heart still before Him and let His quieting love flow through my writing.




If I can figure out how (or if Jessica can figure out how!), I may have the introduction available tomorrow as a free sneak preview!




Until then, have a Blessed and Wonderful Thanksgiving!




~Merry Christmas!~

Saturday, December 25th, 2010





Wishing you all a very Blessed Christmas!




May the love of our Blessed Redeemer shine through you

all throughout the year.




(Not So) Wordless Wednesday–Do You Think God Sends Cards from Heaven?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Well, not literally!

But in the past week, He’s “sent” two to me!

Last week I found myself at K-Mart.  I don’t go there often, but we had received a gift card, so I went to see if anything there would meet our needs (or Christmas list wishes!). 

I decided to look at their cards, thinking of buying one for my husband.

I found this one…..


The front and the sentiment inside are exactly like something my mom would have sent me!


Of course I bought it!   (Actually, between the gift card and a $10 off special for signing up for a buying club, it was free!)


I marvel how the Lord gives us something sweet like that just when we need it!


But He wasn’t done yet….


I posted Friday how I was slaying the Stuff Monster in the shop….well, his cousin resides in my sewing room!  And this one is even more sinister and ugly in some ways!  *ewwwww!*


No pictures of THAT disaster, yet!   But, as I was clearing a spot so I can (hopefully) sew a few Christmas presents, I found this card:






My mom had actually sent me this card when she went to Tennessee for the winter after Dad died three years ago.


Isn’t it a wonderful “God-incidence” that I found it again just now?   And isn’t it also amazing how relevent the sentiment inside is?


I am no theologian. I probably couldn’t “defend my faith” against an atheist with brilliant arguments.


But I could defend my faith based on the relationship I have with my loving Heavenly Father, my Beloved Bridegroom and my Holy Spirit Comforter with many incidents such as this!



Thank You, Abba Father, for Your tender care for us, Your weak and frail children. 

 Thank You, for caring, even about the “little” things.


And thank You, that someday, the world will be

a perfect place,


we will never be apart from You


from our loved ones…

ever again.