And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Blessings! And Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁
Be a best friend. Simple, right? This is hitting home today. I feel as though I don’t have enough time to be the best friend that I should be.
Looks like this will be mindful goal for next year.
Have you been thinking about your goals, and what you need to work on for next year?
I beat my best mile time at 16:50!! I am a usual 17:22-17:40 mile. Super excited about that!
My overall time was 55:34. Not my best…but not my worst. 🏃♀️
Glad I finished…plus I had on a tutu made by my bestie!! 💗🎄
No matter what is going on…there is always hope.
I spent time with my besties this past weekend. It has become an annual event as we have been attending Market Days in Tallahassee together now for five years. That seems crazy to me.
This year there was rain, a ton of rain, but we were able to be inside for the major downpours.
It was still a lot of fun, and although none of us was shopping for anything specific, we all found lots of wonderful things.
We went to Hobby Lobby as well (once the shopping was done at Market Days). That place was nuts!! Apparently it was half price on all Christmas…well…Nuts! We got supplies to make the Christmas Cork Trees. I am so excited about these trees! That will be in another post.
We had a ball together, and was able to make the Christmas Soldiers. But it is the time spent just being able to chat, and encourage one another that is so special to me. These girl friends are like family to me. I so cherish our time together.
Who do you choose to be with? What would you change about the time spent if you could?
Girl time this weekend…and we make happy’s to give away for friends and co-workers.
It’s the girl time that make me happy!
What do you do for fun?
Today I am thankful for the gifts of friendship. Those that God has placed in my path when I needed them the most or when they needed me.
Looking back on how God has gifted me with placement of friends, I am truly amazed at His ability to weave His love into me.
Whether they needed me at the time or I needed them…I am really not sure, but God did. He placed exactly who I needed at the right time.
How has God gifted your life? Looking back on your life, can you see His path?
I had a Premier Jewelry party on Sunday. I love having an excuse to get together with girlfriends, and trying on new bling. But I love feeding people. I like to see people happy when eating something I have prepared or made.
Although, I really didn’t make anything major as all I did was put some things together. Meat and salami tray, pickled okra and kalamata olives.I did make the Million Dollar Dip, and had cheese chunks, grapes, Stacy’s pita chips and Ritz crackers.Also made Buffalo Chicken dip, and tortilla chips.Plated smoked salmon or Lox with cream cheese, sliced purple onions, capers, and fried capers. Oh and some toasted bread, that I had to throw some out due to burning! Ugh. It was a such fun afternoon. Some food, wine, soda, and leftover Halloween chocolate rounded out the afternoon. I love girlfriend time, plus it gets my house clean!! Bonus!! What did you do this weekend?