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It’s beginning to feel A Lot like Christmas!

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I’ve been noticing a lot of folks preparing for the Christmas Holidays now that Thanksgiving has come and gone… #Christmas is now trending people 😉 Lots of beautiful Christmas lights and Festively lit trees are all over Facebook! It definitely gave me the itch to do a little something in my house!

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On my way home from playing some fun board games at my sister’s house last night, I was listening to the great broadcast’s that are always airing on Sunday Evening’s on 96.9 KSBJ… I just love me some Christian Talk Radio. So… they were chatting about Christmas decorations and I though “Oh how apropos! I just put out my décor today!!” … they talked about remembering the true reason for the Season (which is the birth of our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ)… I felt kinda bad that I had almost nothing to represent this in my home! #ineedanativity

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Yes I have Angels… and after a few moments of thought… that’s basically it in the décor section…

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I have my Bible and various devotionals set out for my quiet time study… but no nativity… no crosses… no pictures of Jesus… no north star or biblical scriptures to commemorate His life and the reason I have this glorious Holy-day to celebrate.

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What I do have you can see represented in the pictures here. My home was a complete blessing provided only by God. I am thankful for the grace and mercy He shows me everyday, and I feel grateful for the moments in the car last night when He reminded me that my home is one of many places He has given me to exude the light He has placed in me. The light is a place for people to come in and See Him. I pray that I can show people exactly that!

 “The Lord our God, the Lord is one.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” -Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

On the radio last night they were speaking of decorating your home in Christ and using those decorations to remember the true meaning for the season, Jesus… Tell you kids, friends, family, mail-service, strangers, share it with everyone!

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They referenced Ever Thine Home for a set of “Adorenaments”…

“Use your tree to enrich your family spiritually! Adorenaments® is about more than just beautiful ornaments. Every set includes a booklet of mini-devotions to help you connect with your family and teach them the significance of each of the names of Jesus from Scripture.”

I think this is a pretty awesome way to celebrate Christ during Christmas ;)… they have all kinds of stuff for the home on their site! Some of their stuff would fit perfectly in my home 🙂 Especially the “everyday” collection!

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What do you guys think? I’m excited to be reminded of the gift of Salvation God provides for us! Have you accepted gift of Jesus Christ?

I have 🙂 and it’s the Best Gift this girl’s ever gotten!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

Butterflies

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While I was out and about with my dogs yesterday, there were two things we were looking for… Beauty & Adventure. I’d like to think we found both!

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I found this beautiful little guy near the edge of a culvert… I almost didn’t notice him as he caught a glance from the corner of my eye. When I took a step back to examine what I saw, I thought what is that little flash of color amidst the darkness? Continue reading

Blue Agave

I’m inspired today by this beautiful bloom that was brought by the shop yesterday…

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Blue Agave is definitely one of my most favorite plants. I love how it lends itself to that “Southwestern” feel. Every time I come across this plant I picture a little stone hut, deep in the desert… a shadow casting itself on a dark open doorway, and the windows are full of tribal treatments dancing slowly in the breeze. No one has lived here for quite some time, a Blue Agave in the distance is the only sign of life. As I wander out into the distance the sun stretches across the sand to meet me, so vibrant and warm. I lean into it like a heavenly hug,  & the embrace of my Father soothes my soul. Continue reading

Beauty in My Backyard

So this nature that I found isn’t really in an uncommon place…fact of the matter is, the beauty of the Texas countryside is all around us. My “Backyard” is full of fields, cows, trees, and streams, all of which are something that we’ve come very accustomed to. The nature of the scene I’m about to describe to you is something a little different…something that can only be seen when we stop and pay attention to the little things.

The other night someone very special to me was describing the church he wanted to get married in: a really pretty, small church, sitting next to an open field with a beautiful view…All the while what he didn’t know was that I was picturing that place, and I had been there before.

Yesterday evening I took him to the place that he had described…

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