Sunday, December 29, 2019

Advent - the 5th week.

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Good Sunday Afternoon
Sweet Friends,

Here is the scriptures for today!!



The Word (Jesus) became flesh 
and made his dwelling among us. 
We have seen his glory,  the
 glory of the one and only Son, 
who came from the Father,
 full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 NIV



Happy New Years Blessings
to you all.....

Nellie


Friday, December 27, 2019

Thankful Thursday December 26, 2019, My Son and Daughter-in-laws Christmas tree.



He will be a joy and delight to you, 
and many will rejoice because
 of his birth,
Luke 1:14 NIV


After Christmas Greetings
Sweet Friends,

Hope you all had a really
lovely Christmas with your
family and/or friends.

Pics today are of my Son and
Daughter-in-loves Christmas tree.
They got a faux one last year but
I didn't get to see it until this year
and it is really a beautiful tree,
The pics are beautiful but they
really don't look near as nice
as in person for sure.  I love
that it is flocked and that the
lights give it so many different
looks.  

Well, late as usual....so will get
on with my Thankfuls......


#1
Thankful that the Lord put a certain
family who lost their wife, Mother
and Grandmother on my heart on
Sunday morning, so that I could
make and take a card to them just
to let them know we care and were
praying for them, and it also 
 reminded me about praying for so
 many others who lost loved ones
 this year in our congregation, and
 that they were facing their very
first Christmas without their loved
 ones, and most likely would be 
 sad day for them.
So easy to forget that when 
you are having a good time.

in the process of turning gold




#2
Thankful for a lovely Church
service and dinner at Cracker
Barrel with our friends.



#3
Thankful to have mostly every-
thing done other than the last 
minute things you always have
 when hosting Christmas.


#4
Thankful that we were able
to have our friends over on
Christmas Eve and we had a
really great time reminiscing
about our most memorable
Christmas's past.

Now it's gold



#5
Thankful for the Best Pecan Pie
I have ever eaten, that my friend
made and brought to us.  She said
it was out of a Southern living
magazine recipe. It just happens 
to be my favorite Pie and she 
didn't know that either.
So Merry Christmas to me!!  lol

.
#6
Thankful to our neighbors and
friends who showered us with
really yummy goodies, so many
we can hardly contain it all.



Now she's in her blue phase



#7 and 8
Thankful for a really wonderful
Christmas, even tho our daughter
and son-in-love didn't get to come
 this year.  We did get to talk to her
quite a bit in the morning and again 
in the early afternoon, as her hubby
 had to work till about 3-4 or so,
 as he works in the medical field. 
 Thankful she was doing fine with 
it thanks to a friend's hubby who
 was in the military who gave her
 some real perspective.  
Cause after all.....Perspective
 really is everything.



#9
Thankful for a wonderful time 
with the family here. My sister-
in-law was here for brunch
and the rest of the day and our
 son and his family came about
 3:30....but we had a great 5 1/2 
hours. Visiting, eating and 
playing a few games.



Now in her pink phase.  such a cool tree.



#10
Thankful that we decided to
have lil darling spend the nite
and had her most of the day on
Thursday.  She was in a great
 mood when she first go up but
 then around 11:30 or so she was 
having melt downs, just way
 over-tired I think, but she was 
good... just weepy at times.
Bless her heart.....



#11
Thankful that we got thru 
dinners with the same table-
cloth which meant I only had to 
change out the place settings 
and do a minor changes to the 
centerpiece which sure made
my life easier.   lol



Their lil dog Lola who is just
the sweetest lil thing....


and last but definitely not least is
 lil darling the sweetest lil
 girl we know.....with Lola.
Can't believe she is gonna be 7
years old in a few month.


#12
Thankful for all the good food, 
Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole,
Broccoli casserole and corn
Pudding, and strawberry fluff.
Thankful for all the leftovers
we had for din din Thursday,
and I still have Beef Stew
leftover from Christmas eve
so that will be din din for
tonight.  who hoo!
That's one thing about hosting
 is you don't have to cook for
 a few days after.........most
of the time anyway.  lol


Well, that's it for Cozy Place
this week..........This is the
 Christmas addition!!  lol


Thanks for coming by and
hope you all had a very
Merry Christmas!


Love, Hugs and
Enjoy the rest of the Season
Blessings,

Nellie

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Merry Christmas





Merry Merry Christmas
 Sweet Friends.

I want to Thank each and every one
of you who visit on a regular basis
or just drop in ocassionally.  You are
a blessing to me.....
My thanks to all of you whose blogs
that I visit,  I so enjoy your blogs
and all your sweet sentiments and
 Wonderful creativity. 
 You bless my heart and my life!

Here is wishing each of you and
your families a Joy filled and Lovely
Christmas full of the Wonder of
that very first Christmas!

I will leave you with this Poem.


One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village,
 the son of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another village, 
where he worked in a carpenter's 
shop until he was thirty. 
Then for three years he became 
a wandering preacher.
He never wrote a book. 
He never held an office. 
He never had a family or owned a house.
 He didn't go to college. 
He never visited a big city.
 He never traveled two hundred miles
 from the place where he was born.
 He did none of those things one
 usually associates with greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.
He was only thirty-three when the tide
 of public opinion turned against him. 
His friends ran away. 
He was turned over to his enemies
 and went through a mockery of a trial. 
He was executed by the state.
 While he was dying, his executioners 
gambled for his clothing, the only 
property he had on earth.
 When he was dead he was laid in 
a borrowed grave through the pity 
of a friend.
More than Twenty centuries have
 come and gone, and today he is the
 central figure of the human race
 and the leader of mankind's progress.
 All the armies that ever marched,
 all the navies that ever sailed,
 all the parliaments that ever sat,
 all the kings that ever reigned, 
put together, have not affected 
the life of man on this earth 
as much as this
 One Solitary Life.


Merry Christmas,
Love and Blessings,
Nellie



Sunday, December 22, 2019

Scripture Sunday - 4th week of Advent






Christmas Greetings

Sweet Friends,


Here is the scriptures for today.





 For God so loved the world that he gave


 his one and only Son, that whoever 


believes in him shall not perish but 


have eternal life. 


For God did not send


 his Son into the world to condemn

 the world,

 but to save the world through him. 


 Whoever believes in him is not 


condemned, but whoever does not 

believe stands condemned already

 because they have not believed

 in the name of God’s one and only Son. 



 This is the verdict: 


Light has come into the world, but

 people loved darkness instead of light

 because their deeds were evil.

Joh 3:16-19 NIV



Joy to You and Yours,
this Christmas Season


Hugs,
Nellie


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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thankful Thursday December 19, 2019, and Christmas in the family room 2019



He will be a joy and delight to you,
 and many will rejoice because 
of his birth
Luke 1:14 NIV



Christmas Greetings 
Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you joyful and 
delighting in the real reason
 for the Season!

It's been a great week here,
as we have been reading our-
selves for the birthday of our
Lord.  We don't have a lot left 
to do, just some wrapping
and food preparations mostly.

Pictures today are of Christmas
in our family room this year.

So on with my Thankfuls.....


#1
Thankful for a fun time seeing lil 
darlings Christmas program. She
did a great job, and she looked so
 adorable in her pretty white dress,
and was just a singing and smiling.
We also got to see our 3 nieces that
just moved here in July as they all
go to the same school and were in
the program as well. They all looked
so pretty as well, and did a good job
too. They did some handbells as
well as singing.
  We always get such a kick too, out
 of the really lil children, like 2-4 yr
 olds as they are so cute and such a 
riot to watch.  One lil boy was just a 
dancing and he wasn't suppose to be,
 then all of a sudden he got a funny
look on his face and began to hold
himself and we realized he needed to
 go potty, and we saw either his Mom 
or teacher go running up the aisle and
 scoop him up and out the door to the
restroom evidently,  but he never
came back..........
There was also an adorable lil tiny
 girl all dressed up in a red dress and
she was the youngest one in the
class evidently.  The choir director
had them all of the children stand 
up (they were all  sitting on a carpet
 covered stair up near the pulpit area
and they all stood up but this wee 
one probably 2-3 I would guess.
She just stayed there and leaned
back against the step and thru
her arms out to the sides on the
top part of the stair, like this is
so comfy, and she looked to her 
side and and saw some other child
 she knew that was in the program
 and was just waving to her and
smiling.......so adorable........
So we were duly entertained by
lil darling and our neices and
got a few chuckles as well.  lol



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#2
Thankful that we saw and got to
talk to so many people we knew
 there, some of which we didn't
even know their children came
to this school. Also some we
hadn't seen in a long time, and
some that go to our church, and
then our daughter-in-loves family
as well.........So that is always a
fun time to see everyone.


#3
Thankful our Son made it in time.
He came from the airport and got
there just about 10 mins. before
it started.  Thank Heavens!!


#4
Thankful for a great time with 
our single parent friend and her
children. We had them over for
pizza and salad, and made candy,
 played some games and the wii.
Think everyone really enjoyed
themselves....we sure did. She
 has really sweet kids, course
It's because they take after 
their sweet Mom.


#5
Thankful for this hilarious video
one of my friends put on facebook.
If you need a good laugh this is
your video.  Hubby and I were
dying laughing......

Click here or type it in yourself.
https://www.facebook.com/thatsinappropriateblog/videos/600776137324517/
















#6
Thankful that our single parent
friend was blessed with an almost
new dryer by one of her clients. 
 Her's broke and she happened to 
mention it, and the lady said she 
was getting a new washer cause 
her's broke but she was getting
 a new dryer so that they would 
match,  but that she had never
 really used her old dryer that
much, so it was almost like a
new dryer.... Such a blessing.



#7
Thankful to have some time to 
have a long time friend over so
we could catch up with what's
going on in each others lives.


#8
Thankful for a lovely article on
 Fox News about the loser of the
 Miss World competition.
She was amazing and it just blessed
 my heart and mad me cry.....such an
 amazing example of how we should be...


Click here or type it in for yourself












#9
Thankful that we got about half of 
our wrapping done, our Christmas
brunch and dinner menus figured
out, our grocery shopping done for
those events, and some last minute
things done.  So we are about
there!!  yippee!


#10
Thankful for Whitman Samplers
candy.  They had them buy one 
get one free at our local grocery
 store, so we gave one away and
kept one. I haven't had any of that
 candy in years.  My Aunt always
gave my Grandmother one for Christ-
mas every year, because it was her
favorite candy and she would share
 some with my brother and I, she gave
 us the ones with nuts because she
couldn't eat those, lol
 so it was like good blast from 
the past, and still as delicious as
I remembered.






#11
Thankful to have had lil darling
for the whole day.  It was a fun
time as always....she is just grow-
ing up so much and is just such
a precious lil one.



#12
I am thankful for Jesus and how
He has changed my life so much
through the 53 years that I have
known and walked with Him.
Thankful that God was so loving
to send Him to earth as a baby in
a manger because He loved and 
cared for me and everyone down
 here on earth, because He knew 
we needed a Savior to save us from
 our nasty sinful selves. Then He 
allowed us to get to know Jesus
 through the scriptures and to watch 
how He lived his life here on earth,
 as God and Man, and then show us
 that Jesus was willing to go to the
cross and die for me and for you,
and everyone else so that God
could forgive our sins and make
us ready for Heaven with Him,
by giving us eternal life now
and forever more.
All we have to do is believe
He Is Who is Says He is,
"The Son of God who takes
away the sin of the world"
and invite Him into our lives.

What a God we serve!!







Well, that's it for Cozy Place

this week.

Hope you are enjoying getting
ready for the big day.

Have a lovely Friday and
weekend,


Love, Hugs and
Merry Christmas Blessings,

Nellie


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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Scripture Sunday, The 3rd week of Advent

Emotions, Background, Advent, Candles




Merry Christmas Season
Sweet Friends,


Here is the scriptures for the 3rd
week of Advent.



"In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel 
was sent by God to a town in Galilee 
called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged 
to a man named Joseph, of the house
 of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
 And the angel came to her and said,
 ‘Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.' 
But she was deeply troubled by this 
statement, wondering what kind of greeting
 this could be. Then the angel told her: 
‘Do not be afraid, Mary,  for you have
 found favor with God. Now listen: 
You will conceive and give birth to a son,
 and you will call His name Jesus.
 He will be great and will be called the
 Son of the Most High, and the Lord God 
will give Him the throne of His father David.
 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
 and His kingdom will have no end.'"






 Luke 1:26-33