Friday, December 28, 2007

Jesus vs Santa

I copied this from Jen's Blog and added a line:

Santa lives at the North Pole.JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in a sleigh

JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year

JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies

JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited

JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.

You have to stand in line to see Santa

JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap

JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn’t know your name, all he can say is “Hi little boy or girl, What’s your name?”

JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly

JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO

JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says “You better not cry”

JESUS says “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.

Santa’s little helpers make toys

JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but

JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree

JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

Santa is a lie

JESUS is the TRUTH

It’s obvious there is really no comparison.

We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.

We need to put Christ back in Christmas.

Jesus is still the reason for the season.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Feeling Blah

I have been feeling pretty lathargic lately. I think we are still fighting some illness. Hopefully we will feel better soon.

We have given away our chickens. I think we will wait until we have more property before getting chickens again. It was fun having them, but sometimes good things must come to an end.

I have finished most of my Christmas shopping, just waiting for dh to give me the green light to finish ALL of it. What gifts I have purchased are already wrapped.

Not much else going on and haven't been inspired much lately to blog. I did update Nathanaels blog with a cute pictures.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Quiz

Angela didnt tag me, but I am pretending she did...okay so I am just being a copycat.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

2. Real tree or artificial? We dont always get a tree but when we do we get a real tree....sometimes a live one that we can plant.

3. When do you put up the tree? Depends when dh goes out and gets it, sometimes a week or two before, sometimes on Christmas eve.

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually within two weeks after Christmas, depends when we got it.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes (w/o the alcohol)

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Can't remember

7. Do you have a Nativity scene? Absolutely....a porclein one and a banner.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My brothers

9. Easiest person to buy for? My girls

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't remember

11. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? I used to mail them out...but my list was always 60-100 peoples, so now I just email.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol (with Alistair Sims), "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" with Boris Karloff

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? September

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Maybe once or twice

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cadbury Bar

16 Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear

17. Favorite Christmas song? Not Sure, I like most Christmas Carols. I like "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", "What Child is This (Greensleeves)" "Hark the Harold Angels Sing"....I used to not like the last one....but one year I really paid attention to the verses and have loved it ever since.


18 Travel at Christmas or stay home? Both, some years we travel to Kentucky otherwise we stay hom,

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Blitzen, Rudolph..no I guess I cant

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star....

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Commercialism

23. Favorite Christmas tradition? I started a new one for the children last year and they loved it...instead of stockings (we try to stay away from the candy)....I dont put baby Jesus in the nativity until Christmas morning, so last year I hid him and left clues around the house.....along the way there was a small present for each of them to open, then they put Jesus in the Cresh...I also leave a fruit and nut bowl out that they can have as much as they want (which is a treat, because usually fruit is rationed)

24. Up early or sleeping in? I like to sleep in a little bit....I am usually the first one up, but now my girls are getting old enough to beat me to it.

25. Who hands out the gifts? The kids and daddy.

26. Does Santa wrap your gifts? Who's Santa?

27. Do you tell the Christmas story? Dh does before they are allowed to open their gifts.

28. Do you leave cookies for Santa? Are you kidding.....cookies have sugar in them. ;)....and who is Santa? LOL!