Thursday, December 18, 2008




How silently, how silently, The wondrous Gift is giv'n! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His Heav'n.

No ear may hear his coming; But in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive Him still, The dear Christ enters in." From the Christmas Carol...'O Little town of Bethlehem'.

Did you ever hear such a beautiful definition of being 'born again'? To me it goes hand in hand with...

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name;Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Oh Thank you Jesus, for saving my soul! John 1:12,13.

How are your Christmas preparations coming along? I am as busy as a bee here. Our daughter and her family arrives late tonight or tomorrow and I still have lots of things to do. My biggest challenge is where to store the things I displace with decorating!

15 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

The things are so pretty and the words are so beautiful and the words of the Lord so wonderful and beyond understanding but they are so true for I have had that experience and made all the difference in my life and the lives of all those who have become the sons and daughters of God through His Son.

A truly great post, thank you so much.I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. connie

Homespun Simplicity said...

What a pretty picture! I love your nativity scene. Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and family!
Karen

Mrs. Mac said...

You have been busy and company coming too (are they staying thru Christmas?). Don't you just find it impossible to find places for displaced items at Christmas! I have lots of closet space and a 200 sq ft storage room in the basement which comes in handy. My problem is remembering what goes where and where did I put what after Christmas ;) Hugs from the North Woods dear friend.

bennie and patsy said...

Happy and busy to make this a Merry Christ--mas for your family. That is what it is all about.Have you been bakeing to?

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

How beautifully conveyed through the song and scripture!

Hoping that you're enjoying this special time with you family and making lots of wonderful memories.

Christmas blessings,
Lea

Saija said...

what a truly lovely display you have! beautiful ...

and i hope you all have a wonderful time together ... i know you have made such a warm nest for your "grown up" little chickies to return to ...

blessings on you!!!!

Mrs. Darling said...

I love that song! its just so peaceful and says so much!

Plans have been stopped in their tracks here because of the snow!

sparrow's song said...

Hello there! Just pausing to send you Christmas blessings before the time slips away.

What a beautiful Nativity scene.

I hope your time with family is wonderful. I didn't do much decorating this year. Just a simple wreath and swag on the front door. Oh and of course, my husband and children put up the tree.

Missing you. God bless!!

Homespun Simplicity said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :o)
Karen

Saija said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sabine said...

Merry Christmas, Maggie Ann!

Pear tree cottage! said...

What a wonderful post and a beautiful moment it was reading these words...............I have always enjoyed stopping by and lingering awhile with you on your blog.................happy holidays to you dear blogger friend. Lee-ann

Shelley said...

Haven't visited your blog in a long time! Hope things are well with you and that you had a joyful Christmas!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Dear Maggie Anne,
I'm enjoying my visit with my family and grands for Christmas. It has been wonderful to savor each moment with them and to have some relaxing down time. I'm finally able to really visit my dear blogging friends!

Your dear Nativity, displayed as such a lovely vignette, a beautiful reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.Thank you for sharing this meaningful and God-centered post!
May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas week and very happy New year!
With Love to You dear friend,
Claudia O.

Ann said...

Merry Christmas a few days late! I hope you had a happy one. We did here. I love you Manager scene. Very pretty. I'll have to take a photo of mine. I have 3. I think. Have a wonderful New Year! Blessings to you and yours