Tuesday, December 9, 2008

~Christmas Blessings Abound~

I am a rare sort of lady. I despise shopping. Shhhhh!, don't tell your husband's because he'll want me to become your new best friend. It's not necessarily the purchasing of goods I dislike, it's the traffic, the crowds, the "where's a sales associate when you need one?". As the years have passed, I've found myself completing most of my shopping through co-ops, mail order, and on-line. Even with all these convenient "shop from home" avenues, I still have a need to occasionally venture into the grocery stores, malls and shopping centers.

Yesterday was our BIG adventure day to the mall and a couple shopping centers to finish up the Christmas shopping I couldn't/didn't finish through mail order or on-line. We left early afternoon before our mail was delivered. Imagine my delight when returning home to a mailbox containing a large envelope from my dear sweet pen pal. Excitement bubbled inside me as I opened it wondering what would need to sent in a padded envelope. To my absolute delight I found the following handmade nativity set, homemade lip balm and "so me" stationary. I had spent my entire day shopping for and thinking of others then came home and found that someone had been thinking of me. What a blessing!!!

I find it amazing that the Lord cares so much for me as to put such wonderful and generous folks in my life. I am surrounded with a fabulous family and the best of friends. James 1:17 tells us, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Handmade Nativity Scene
Stationary and homemade peppermint lip balm (creamiest & smoothest I've ever tried)


  1. Oh how nice.

    I also hate to shop. Most purchases are made from my computer.

    In HIS Keeping,

  2. I used to love shopping, but soon came to dislike it after I had my daughter. It didn't seem so fun to blow a bit of money anymore, to wait in excessively long lines, etc. I am with you - my most dreaded place to shop is Wal-Mart, but that's more than just not liking the experience, I also don't like what they do to their suppliers. That's a tangent I'll stay away from!

    You set-up the nativity wonderfully! I love the lace underneath. :)

  3. What a beautiful nativity. The LORD certainly does bless us in ways we can't even imagine.


  4. I like to go shopping unless it is with my mother-in-law. She can walk the legs off of ten women half her age. I wish I had her stamina.


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