Happy New Year Once Again,
Happy Sunday as well,
So how are you today???
I can tell you we are cold tonight!!
I hear you laughing all the way in Florida,
all you folks who have snow and blizzards.
Take pity on us poor Floridians who have
such thinned out blood, and light clothing,
and poor heating compared to yall. lol
I know your heart is just dripping with compassion,
right?? I understand, I really do!! lol
Course, it's your fault we think all that snow
and stuff is sooooo much fun, cause you are
sledding and building snowmen and shoveling
and visiting with neighbors, and drinking hot chocolate,
what's to complain about right???
Just Kidding, we appreciate your positive
approach to all that cold white stuff on the ground,
we really do and you know what............
yall are troopers, cause not one whiner in the
bunch I have to say! I am impressed.......truly!!
Well, remember just a few days ago I showed
you our winter yard with the bougainvilla
and the powder puff tree, and said that is
our winter for now, course, we haven't had
a freeze yet!
Well........guess what we are having tonight???
We are going to 29 degrees,
again, I hear you laughing, it's not that
We are in for 5 nights of freezing temps,
I think I have died and gone North!! lol
I am really glad I showed you my pics
because today we had to cut off a lot of
our pretty bougainvilla in order to get her
in the garage to protect her.
I was throwing it in the garbage can
when I thought this is too bad, and I
thought why not take some in the house
and make a nice bouquet, so I did!
and here it is!
Isn't it beautiful, so hopefully we will be able to enjoy
it a lil bit longer, course, the heat may do it in so
we will see. Did you notice that my header pic
and this pic look a lil bit alike, well that is because
the header pic is a photograph just like this with
a posterized effect on it, neat huh!!
I love those effects that you can use, they can
make for some really neat pics.
Sorry I am just going on and on.........
I feel like it has been a century since I have
been blogging, so this feels sooooooo good!!
Guess I better hush and leave you with some
verses for the day
Now when you see what they are... you are
gonna say to yourself " Hasn't this woman
heard Christmas is over!!"
She is just a tad late, well, truthfully, I am
not, the "Wise Men or Magi" were late,
in fact, some scholars and bible teachers
think that they could have come to see
the baby Jesus as much as 2 years after
his birth, cause notice they call him a child
not a baby........and I woke up with it on
my heart to share this portion of the Christmas
story, so If the Lord says, I gotta do!
So hope you enjoy it!!
Verses are from Matthew 2:1-13 (NIV)
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem Judea, during the
time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to
and asked, "where is the one who has been born
king of the jews?" We saw his star in the east and
have come to worship him.
when King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and
all Jerusalem with him.
When he called together all the people's chief priests
and teachers of the law, he asked them where the
Christ was to be born.
In Bethlehem in Judea they replied, "for this is what
the prophet has written:
"But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no
means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler who will be the
shepherd of my people Israel."
then Herod called the Magi secretly and found
out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said "Go and make
a careful search for the child. As soon as you find
him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
After they had heard the king, they went on their way,
and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of
them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
When they say the star, they were overjoyed.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his
mother Mary and they bowed down and worshipped
him. Then they opened their treasures and presented
him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to go back
to Herod, they returned to their country by another
When they had gone, and angel of the Lord appeared
to Joseph in a dream. "Get up, he said, take the child
and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until
I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to
Well, Sweet friends, it seems that right from His
birth our Sweet Lord had someone wanting to
kill him, and many other times throughout his life
as well, but that never happened before God's
perfect timing and for God's perfect plan.
Because God the Father was on His throne,
and God the Father was in Control,
just like He is Now!
I just want to encourage you that with all the
sad, discouraging, fearful, terrible things that
are happening in our country and world today,
that God is Still on His Throne, and He
Is Still In Control of Everything!
Cling to that thought, and Cling to Him.
He loves His Children, and He takes
care of His own. Our job is to stay
close to Him by reading His word and
praying, giving thanks, and being as
obedient as we can possibly be!
Happy New Year My Friends
May Love, Joy and Peace chase
you down the street!!