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Monday, November 21, 2011

~I Believe~

I Believe that Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ our Lord.
When I celebrate at Christmas time, I celebrate the salvation that Jesus brought to all mankind and I celebrate my loved ones, by the giving of gifts.  
I know that Jesus was not born in December and that December 25 is but a symbolic time in which we celebrate.
He still is the Reason for the Season.




When and if we celebrate isn't important, but only that we acknowledge that Jesus is the Savior of the World.




Today I am offering you a small glimpse into my little cottage.
It really is beginning to look festive.




I love this time of year.
It fills me with a yearning to have my family close around me, to enjoy a time of fun and games.
As a kid we had no family but our own mom and dad and siblings, but my folks went out of their way to make it a very happy time.  A time that we will remember forever and recreate with our own families.



God decorated our city beautifully this weekend!  We woke up to several inches of snow on Saturday!
It has been cold though, it was down to -9 C and with the wind they were saying it was -21 C, and it felt that cold, too! 
It is meant to warm up to +6 C this week, but then our snow will melt.  So, I'm hoping for +2 C, that's warm enough.

Have a wonderful day my friends!

Warm hugs, 

23 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Cindy, I love your boldness, my thoughts exactly. I live in UK and many have forgotten the reason we celebrate in the first place. Christmas is truly a time to celebrate HIS goodness and every day blessings. Love your blog.

Jenifer said...

He IS the reason we celebrate. Great post.

Pamela Gordon said...

I totally agree with you Cindy. Jesus is the reason for the season that we celebrate his birth and God's love for us. Your home is looking cozy and festive. I love your holy family figurine. Your winter street scene looks wonderful, almost like a movie scene :) Enjoy the week. Hugs, Pamela

Julie Harward said...

I believe too Cindy, with all my heart, He is the reason for everything. I have a tea pot like that, love that pattern. :D

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

What a gorgeous post! Love seeing the little touches of Christmas in your decor. The last photo is amazing. And amen to the Reason for the season!
p.s. My blog post is not showing up on blog rolls. Any idea what's causing this or what I should do?

Shelia said...

I believe Jesus is the reason too, Cindy! It breaks my heart so many don't want to say 'Merry Christmas' anymore. I'll continue to keep my Jesus the Christ in Christmas! That's such a sweet little vignette you've set up with the Nativity and that cute lamb! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gail said...

You are truly amazing Cindy and Thank You for such a beautiful post! I too believe with all my heart.

Hugs,
Gail

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

He certainly is the reason for the season! Beautiful post Cindy!!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Thanks for a beautiful post. His birth began His earthly journey that paid the price for my sins. What love...and what a joyous reason to celebrate.

Jan

It's me said...

Wowww Cindy what a great post !!...yes that is christmas.......it is a hard time for me right now.....the first christmas without my mom.....love love .........♥.. ♥... ♥....

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Well said Cindy! I can tell that your home would be a wonderful place to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Your vignette is a tender reminder of how special this season is. May I be the first to wish you a Merry CHRISTmas but first things first we've gotta celebrate Thanksgiving. Love your snow! ----- Shannon

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, who looks cozy home with holiday details. It is certainly true that we thank God for bringing us a savior, and the wonderful grace as unmerited gift. Everything around us tells us of his goodness! What beautiful photos of the snow. Here, it never snows! For me it is one of the most beautiful spectacle with which God lavishes upon us! Greetings, Rose M.

podso said...

That's the focus we sometimes lose sight of, but it's what Christmas is all about. Your home is looking beautiful for the christmas season, complete with the beautiful snow and cold temperatures. And the new sewing machine--you are already working wonders with that! I just had my old Kenmore serviced and it's been going now 30 years! I still think of it as new! (I don't sew very much so in a sense it's not that old!)

camp and cottage living said...

Cindy
I don't blame you for wanting to keep the snow!!
Your home is looking so warm and cozy for Christmas. My favorite photo is the one in your window nook with the sparkling lights.

Vintage Gal said...

Cindy ~ Let's rejoice in the reason for the season. I believe with all my heart that Jesus is the only reason for the season. I like to celebrate with my family in a simple traditional way, with lots of fun and laughter, all the while remembering the birth of Jesus our Lord and Saviour ;-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cindy, you said it as well as it could be said!! Jesus and family. That is Christmas. Amen.

Your home is looking so very festive! The snow looks like the holidays, too! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. blessings ~ tanna

Pondside said...

Oh yes, you are beginning to look a lot like Christmas in your area!
It's good, every day, to remember just what it is we are celebrating!

mosterfi said...

Lovely! In Sweden has many forgotten that Jesus is the reason that we celebrate christmas...
Im waiting for the snow... God Bless! /Sofie

Secret Garden Cottage said...

It's looking oh so festive at your house, Cindy! This time of year makes me want to have my family close, too. :)
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Jo

Betty said...

Your last picture certainly has that Christmas look about it (in the Northern Hemisphere):) I love to see little Christmas scenes slowly appearing in your home.
I admire the way you express your belief and I know it is central in your life. I hope you will be able to spend many happy hours with your family during this time of hope, peace and love.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Cindy, I so totally agree with you about the "reason for the season". One of my sons-in-law always balked about getting gifts until I explained to him that God gave us the gift of Christ because He loves us and so, in turn, we give gifts to show our love. Christmas...a wonderful time to rejoice and be thankful!!
I love your little vignettes...so sweet.
AND I love the street you live on! If I were to live in town, I'd love to live on a street like yours. :)

LV said...

How nice it would be if the entire world saw and thought of Christmas the same way you do. Very nicely done.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Beautiful Cindy! You are way ahead of us here. Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes.