Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host
appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth
peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:13-14 NIV
Well, we are just a few days away
from our Favorite Celebration. Wow,
December has flown by, but we are
ready, all that is left to do is finish
my tablescapes and cooking, and to
take cards/gifts to our neighbors.
It;s been a pretty peaceful Christmas
season for us, and I hope it has been
the same for each of you, too.
Pictures today are from our gussied up
for Christmas family room 2021.
Now On with my Thankfuls....................
Thankful to hear about a sister-in-christ who used
to attend our church years ago, and who's Son and
Daughter in love are one of our pastorate families
now, and she is starting to come out of a sort
of coma I guess you would say.
She had a stroke and a brain bleed, and was not
responding for days. Today there were some
good signs of progress as she is waking up.
PTL, that is great news. So happy for them!
Thankful that hubby got most of our wrapping
done while I worked on cards for our family
Thankful this little snowman worked this
year, we thought he was broken for good,
last year and lil darling loves him, so as hubby
was trying to work on him, I said a quick
prayer that God would let him work, and
guess what he is working again. So we were
all happy, As he sings and moves and lights up
to a verse of "Let it snow, let it snow" and
"jingle bell rock" and "Have a holly jolly
Christmas". My SIL Susan gave it to us
about 7 or 8 Christmas's ago so Brooklyn
could enjoy him, and enjoy him she has, and
was a lil disappointed he was broken last
year and thinking he was done in this year too,
but God and Grampy got him running again.
#4 and 5
Thankful that our church live streams our
Sunday Service so we can at least watch it
on TV since we, especially hubby were still
coughing, we couldn't go again today, but I am
also thankful that we have the freedom and
ability (when we aren't sick) to go there in
person, cause watching it is definitely no
where near as good as being there and
hearing the whole congregation singing
together, and greeting, talking and hugging
those you love before/and after service.
One day we may not have that gift any
longer, so want to be there when we can.
Thankful that we have been getting
plenty of rest this last week and a half.
Since hubby has been sick and because
I think I am fighting off what hubby has,
cause we have both been really tired.
We feel good tho, which is great.....
just wear out fast! In fact, hubby feels
much better than he sounds!! lol
Note: We are feeling much better now
and not so tired. So Thankful for that.
Thankful that we really don't have much
left to do, just running to the store,
and to Sams, and I need to plan a few
tables, and cooking of course, but we
planned a simple yet should be delicious
meal. Beef Brisket in the crock pot
(Got this from Yvonne over at Stone
Gable- this will be our first time to try
it but I trust her exquiste taste and am
sure it will be delectable), Mashed Sweet
Potates with some sour cream added,
(makes them really good) and a recipe
from better homes and Gardens called
Succotash Salad (Click here to see my
rendition of it) and rolls and dessert.
Hoping that will be Red Velvet Cheese
cake from Sams, if we can ever
make it to the store this week! lol
Note: They didn't have the Red Velvet
cheese cake, (poo) but they had a box
of cheesecake bites (which are 3
different types of cheesecake) that
I have always wanted to try. So hope-
fully we will enjoy those......
#8 and 9
Thankful we were able to finally get out
and finish up last minute shopping that we
had to do (armed with lots of cough drops
for hubby. lol) His coughing has gotten
better but it not totally gone yet, but the
cough drops did the trick, so we are
very thankful for cough drops to
soothe his throat as well.
Thankful for dinner out at Longhorn
steakhouse. It was especially good
since we haven't been out for awhile.
Thankful that we were able to send flipcards
via email......out of our card shop for last minute
Christmas cards that came in.....cause had we
snail mailed them, they would not have been
rec'd until after Christmas. We already
got a great response back, and we just
Thankful that the Lord gave me a
realization about the fact I was caring
some pain from some situations where
I was hurt. Wow, that was eye opening
news to me.....and that came after my
asking HIM what He wanted from me
for Christmas, so think He was telling
me He wanted that pain, So I prayed
and gave it to HIM!
Love how He can heal our hearts,
in just making us realize something
and giving it to HIM, but then some-
times it takes working through. but
this time I think it is just in the
Feeling surprised, enlightened
Grateful, and Joyful! He
is so good, and He knows us much
better than we know ourselves.
Well, that's it for Cozy Place
this week, this is the our
4th Christmas edition. lol
Thanks for stopping in
Have a Merry Merry Christmas,
Love, Hugs, and