Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have you said Hello to the Birthday Celebrant?

The Christmas season can be the 
most stressful time of the year.
Buying and wrapping gifts, 
making sure no one is forgotten,
not the postman nor the garbage men.
Preparing the Christmas tree, the nativity set,
advent wreath, and other decorations
around the house.
Going to the grocery, cooking,
baking, making cookies.
Making sure the children 
know the meaning of Christmas
and it's not just about the gifts.
How about the Christmas cards
and the annual letter?

Please may we not forget to take time,
to carve out time,
to be quiet and be with the
birthday celebrant!
That way we can be renewed 
spiritually and physically.
We can treasure the words
God gave us for this time:

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government
shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counseller,
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

We must remember whatever
we give to the Lord,
whether it be our time,
talent or treasure,
whether it be our son, like
Hannah with Samuel,
God will bless and we 
will never regret it!
Are you able to take time
and be with the birthday celebrant?

A blessed Christmas 
to all my blog friends!
You have been so 
wonderfully encouraging to me!
I appreciate all your support
throughout the year!

As a little gift,
I am giving away 
a token bracelet
with a drawing of mine.
All my followers are included,
and of course all those 
who comment below!

I'll do the drawing when 
I come back from our beach vacation 
on the 4th of January, 2012!

The picture above isn't that clear,
but below is the original from where 
the design was taken.

Added January 7:
Well, I did not get to go to the beach
and ended up in the hospital instead!
I am recuperating now from
Deep Vein Thrombosis (!)
Never heard of that before! 

Anyway, for the giveaway winner,
I added my GFC friends (335)
plus my Facebook friends (33)
and the comments on this post (26)
for a total of 494.
The winner is # 284 from my GFC friends.

And the winner is:

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  1. I love the celebratory writing and painting together. Yes, it is birthday time. As I raised my children, on Christmas I always fixed a Baby Jesus Birthday Cake. Love the bracelet drawing. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your Beach vacation. Blessings, Janet PPF

  2. PS. I am following your beautiful blog. Blessings, Janet

  3. yours is a heartwarming blog with heartfelt, sincere writing

    happy holidays, too!

    --babeth l.

  4. Beautiful creations! And such deep meaning behind them. Happy Holidays! :)

  5. Lovely paintings and bracelet!

    hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, Patsy!

  6. So many blessings to you this Christmas season, Patsy! May your beautiful heart always shine for Him. And may the coming year be filled with wonder.

  7. Hi Patsy,

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my post. It is wonderful to have kindred Sisters in blogland! Blessings to you on this most wonderful of events!
    Merry Christmas,

  8. good post, Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  9. Very inspiring post as always Patsy. Thank you! Very beautiful artworks too. Jesus is the reason that we celebrate Christmas. Having a moment with Him is what we should all do. Lovely giveway! I hope to win:) Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  10. Merriest of Christmases to you Patsy!

  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely art work with us. AND for the reminder to say Happy Birthday Jesus!

  12. I love your renderings, always so beautiful as well as the meaning of your post today :) I hope you have a wonderful beach vacation!

  13. Health and happiness to you and your family in the new year.

  14. My niece would love this!

  15. Beautiful paintings and inspiring words! Merry Christmas!

  16. It is always a joy visiting here! You are an inspiration with both your words and your art! :) Wishing you all the best for this Christmas season and a wonderfully blessed New Year!

  17. You write as if I called up and spoke to you for a moment. Your art only enhances every theme. May you and yours have a blessed 2012.

  18. Beautiful reminders. I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration.
    Christmas blessings,

  19. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Beautiful painting.
    Following you via GFC
    I want to win the bracelet... :)

  21. Just discovered yr blog... love the artwork, & the Nativity scene is amazing!!! I'm a new follower via GFC, the bracelet is beautiful!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance.... Happy, blessed New Year to you & yours!

  22. Anonymous1:31 AM

    That is a beautiful bracelet!

    -Heidi K.

    writeme at heidimail dot com

  23. Great giveaway! Good luck everybody

  24. I am so glad I found this on Blog Giveaways. You have a lovely authentic style in your artwork; I love it and find it very inspiring. Thank you for the chance in this giveaway. Hope you had happy holidays!

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  25. Anonymous2:57 AM

    Bracelet looks really great!
    Kerri R

  26. Thank you!!! I'm excited to get this wonderful bracelet. You should be getting my address in your inbox...


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