“Majesty in the midst of the mundane. Holiness in the filth of sheep manure and sweat. Divinity entering the world on the floor of a stable, through the womb of a teenager and in the presence of a carpenter.
She touches the face of the infant-God. How long was your journey!
This baby had overlooked the universe. These rags keeping him warm were the robes of eternity. His golden throne room had been abandoned in favor of a dirty sheep pen. And worshiping angels had been replaced with kind but bewildered shepherds.
Meanwhile, the city hums. The merchants are unaware that God has visited their planet. The innkeeper would never believe that he had just sent God into the cold. And the people would scoff at anyone who told them the Messiah lay in the arms of a teenager on the outskirts of their village. They were all too busy to consider the possibility.
Those who missed His Majesty’s arrival that night missed it not because of evil acts or malice; no, they missed it because they simply weren’t looking.
Little has changed in the last two thousand years, has it?”
-Max Lucado, It Began in a Manger
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Christmas is upon us! In the following days, we will all be with our families and friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Hopefully you are finished with your Christmas shopping and baking and all loose ends are tied so that you can truly enjoy! I love all things Christmas, but soon it will be time to box up the nutcrackers and take down the trees-but isn’t it fun while it lasts?! I shared a final Christmas tablescape yesterday, and today I want to share with you all my favorite pins from my Christmas Pinterest board, Joyeux Noel. You can click on each picture to go to the original source!
This tree is certainly not for a minimalist!!
Snow makes a beautiful Christmas scene!
Country scene that I love!
A favorite designer’s, Charlotte Moss, dining room dressed for Christmas!
Simple…pine cone and satin ribbon!
Mailbox all dressed for the season!
How simple and inexpensive!
Brown paper packages!!
Mantel “dressed to the nines”!
“Angels We Have Heard on High”
Peppermint vase for a bouquet!
Simple greenery and pine cones
I have been to the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall three times!! The live Nativity is awe-inspiring!
Another favorite designer, Charles Faudree!!
This makes me laugh!
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world”
1 John 4:14
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