Joy to the World!

I just love this season.

When I look around our home, there are so many things that make me happy.

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Stockings hung with care

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Salt and Pepper Snowmen…

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…and window snowmen…

...and more snowmen.

…and more snowmen.

 

 

 

 

Their nativity...

Their nativity…

...and our nativity...

…and our nativity…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...both displayed together.

…both displayed together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful gift from a beautiful friend.

A beautiful gift from a beautiful friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A unique and vibrant nutcracker painted created with love by my son.

A unique and vibrant nutcracker painted created with love by my son.

But, most of all- I love the reason for the season…Jesus Christ. There is so much more to Christmas than giving gifts or even decking the halls with the trinkets around my home. They make me happy, but Jesus gives me true joy.

Jesus is the reason for the season and a relationship with him is the only source of true joy. 

Happiness is a response…joy comes from within.

For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the greatness of his government and peace

there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

with justice and righteousness

from that time on and forever. Isaiah 9:6-7

wpid-20141218_094624.jpgMerry Christmas! From my family to yours.

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