Wednesday, December 25, 2013

WOYWW: The Word Became Flesh!


On Christmas morning,
my desk has some of the gifts I received last night.
"A Jane Austen Devotional" from my sister Peggy,
a journal from my brother Robert.
He painted my name and a bird on the side!
And washi tape (it reads "Washing tape!)
from my sister Tina.

 Some of the gifts I've wrapped are in huge bags 
under our tree.

I chose to put my gifts in plain kraft bags,
cut snowflakes from used paper,
an attached a gift tag on it
with staples.
It took a lot of time cutting the snowflakes
and my fingers were complaining afterwards!

 "The Word became flesh
and made His dwelling among us."
John 1:14
Can our minds wrap around this truth?
The One who made the earth, the universe,
who put the stars and the planets in their place,
became a man and walked with us
for 33 years!

 He was born of a peasant woman,
but He was a King!
Heaven came to that little town, Bethlehem,
and the angels were His army.
The powerful rulers of His time
tried to destroy Him.
But they were the ones who were destroyed,
because the Kingdom that He came to build on earth, 
His Church,  is still alive and flourishing here on earth!
 
The controversial story of Christmas!

 
 "Blessed be the God of Israel!"
Luke 1:68
Hallelujah!
 Let our hearts rejoice in the presence of our King! 
In spite of all the darkness that surrounds us, 
sickness, calamity, financial needs, selfishness, 
we rejoice that Jesus came to save us 
from all the spiritual forces arrayed against us! 
Be exalted King Jesus in the praises of your people!
Be exalted King Jesus in the praises of your people!
Happy Birthday! 

A blessed Christmas from our family to yours!

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week,
Random.org chose
of Wholehearted Home.
Visit Judith for some 
heartfelt wisdom and ideas.



18 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Patsy. You have some lovely art. And I really like the way you wrapped the gifts. I'm sure your recipients will appreciate your "green" crafting approach, although EVERYONE, including me, appreciates those stars They are stunning.

    Merry Christmas and happy WOYWW from #1.

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  2. Oh I do love that snowflake idea! so simple and so pretty.

    Happy WOYWW Christmas!
    Mary Anne (waiting for the family to rise at #7)

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  3. Fab gift wrapping! Love your family pic. Happy Holidays! Nan G #3

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  4. Happy Christmas, Patsy. I trust today is a real celebration of the birth of Jesus, for you and your family. I love the decorations on your tree - all those photos in the little frames. What a lovely way to do the tree.
    Margaret #10

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  5. Merry Christmas Patsy! Thank you for the wonderful message as well.

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  6. Super paintings of the Baby Jesus with His Mother Mary. Happy Christmas BJ#4

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  7. Merry Christmas Patsy, lovely gifts, and a very pretty tree. Warmest Christmas hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

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  8. Oh Patsy such a happy family and such sweet art and blog entries. You are a major blessing to so many people. Thank you for sharing this beautiful art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Merry Christmas,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    PS Everyone loves your ATC card and they love the envelope as well.

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  9. It IS a controversial story...but for me, it starts and ends with love, and that'll do me!! Your bother's idea to draw on the side of the journal is lovely, what great gifts.

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  10. Wishing you the happiest of Christmasses! May the crafting love continue in 2014 :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

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  11. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas. Your tree with its wrapped gifts are so pretty. I haven't cut out snowflakes since I was a child. I'll bet it was fun even if your hands did complain afterward. Have a lovely day! Judy #22

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  12. Merry Christmas Patsy!! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Your tree with the family pictures as ornaments is adorable! Love it. Brigita #23

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  13. Lovely art work as always! Merry Christmas, Hope you have a fabulous one!!! Happy WOYWW!

    ((Lyn)) #30

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  14. Beautiful art, Patsy. And all those gifts under the tree, and your lovely family around - you truly are blessed! I continue to pray for you, your family, and your dear Mom. Please keep me posted. Lots of love and prayers to our precious Lord Jesus on behalf of you all. I'm so very grateful to have you in my life.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  15. Fab idea using hand cut snowflakes, I hope your hands have now recovered.
    Merry Christmas.
    Karin #31

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  16. May you have a Blessed Christmas season (we know it isn't over yet!)

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  17. Happy Christmas and WOYWW, love your packaging idea, I hope your fingers have recovered now.

    Cazzy x #19

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  18. Amazing! What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for blessing my heart and our challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Happy New Year!

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy