Friday, November 24, 2006

What is Christmas

What is Christmas?
I read this in a lovely book edited by Lila EMpson, and written by Phillip H. Barnhart i picked up over the weekend, and want to share it with you, as well as put it on my blog to remind myself:

Christmas is God deep in the flesh.
Martin Luther

Christmas is God’s love coming to everyone in Jesus Christ.
Christmas is God putting his arms of deep and far reaching love around the world and hugging it to himself. Christmas is a cascade of ocean waves energizing your life.
Christmas is a symphonic crescendo that plays and sings its way into your heart.
Christmas is your best time of the year because it is a celebration of God’s moving into your town, your neighborhood, your home, and into you.

Christmas is God in the flesh, making tangible God’s feelings about you.
You acknowledge such love when you put up your tree, decorate it with colors and shapes, and light it in joyful anticipation. You honor such a gift when you choose particular presents for special people and give them in love and appreciation. You affirm the coming of God in Christ when you read the story, sing the songs, listen to the Word, accept the truth , and feel the touch.

Christmas is knowing God loves you and comes to be with you.
Christmas is God in your heart.

A child is born to us, a son is given to us.
Isaiah 0:3 (NLT)

Made a blinkie to proclaim this joyous fact!!

if you like to have it, the url is

Sunday, November 12, 2006


I've been productive!
It's due to the great amount of wonderful stuff talented people out there are sharing!
It's inspiring!

Well, here is Jared again, this time as a pirate. He's a natural "drama" or dramatic person, you might say. When he is upset he doesn't just cry, he sobs & laments & wails; When he is angry he doesn't just pout, he screams & shouts & rants; When he is happy, he doesn't just smile, he skips around & hugs & kisses; in short, there's never a dull moment, it is also extremely exhausting :)
We know God has blessed us with an extraordinary child, we just have a hard time holding down our little 'pirate'!

(see my gallery at SSB for credits)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Finding time to Scrap again

Finding Time to Scrap Again

I've been taking a break from the equally addictive activity of designing, and enjoying scrapping my own layouts using all the superb talented designs out there. Ahhhhh... it has been so fun and so satisfying!

Here's some layouts from a day we spent out at the Luge.

This is my younger son - he is seven but already talking about when he will be a teenager! But just look at that face! Not so fast, young man!

The entire layout was from Ksharonk's fabulous free kit at her Blog Artistic Musings - i only stumbled upon it this week, and had the layout done in less than half an hour because it was just so coordinated and easy! Thanks Sharon! I'm going to be camping out at your blog regularly from now on!

I like this shot of our feet! We were on the chair lift and i was bare footed as my slippers were threatening to fall off!
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One more in honour of their brotherhood.

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