The Christmas Blog Tour Wrap Up and Scripture Sunday

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to the Christmas Blog Tour! (New to the tour? Check out Bethany’s kickoff post for more details.)

Today, I’m going to be wrapping things up by sharing three of my favorite Christmas scriptures! Shall we get started?

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10 and 11

This was the first verse Christmas I memorized, and ever since then, it’s been one of my favorite verses.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

I’ve always loved this verse – An excellent reminder of all that Jesus is. That He is mighty, and the Prince of Peace and so many other things.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Matthew 2:10

This verse I only really read and memorized this year, but it’s one of my favorites now,.

I hope you all enjoyed following the tour, and if you missed a post, here are all the links:

Blog Tour Announcement on Bethany’s Blog

Stop #1 on my Blog

Stop #2 on Bethany’s Blog

Stop #3 on Rachel’s Blog

Stop #4 on Anna’s Blog

Thank you all so much for joining us!

A Peek into my Christmas

Hello, my friends!

Merry Christmas Belated! I hope you all had a fantastic day and remembered the real reason for Christmas while you celebrated.

Today, I thought I’d share some photos and other things from my Christmas. So here we go!

We recently got our mantel finished, and we really enjoyed decorating it this year! A good friend of my mom found these really neat bells and gave them to us.

Mom decided they would fit perfect on the mantel.

We did so much baking this season! These were chocolate cake cookies that my sister made.

Salted caramel pretzel delite that tasted great!

Dipped Short Bread cookies that my little sister and I made together!

These were some very fun decorations that I wanted to share. I love the little trees!

My Aunt, older brother, and sister, along with my sisters played a very fun and intense game of “Whovilleopoly.” Which I need up winning by 1,000 points! It was quite fun!

I got quite a few books for Christmas, to add to the stack that I got from the library that I wasn’t even done with yet. One of them was Little Women from my cousin, which I haven’t read yet but I am very excited too. I am going to be very busy reading this break!

We walked through the lights display on Christmas night, with my grandparents and aunt. I loved looking at all the lights even though we had already been through it about 10 times. (I know, my siblings and I love going through it about a million times each season.) I really liked this one!

We finally got some snow today! Only about an inch, but we are supposedly getting more this week.

I loved this sign! So pretty and something we do need.

I love this one! The way the photo was taken made it look like the lights were just floating! So pretty!

How was your Christmas? What was your favorite photo? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

And the Shepherds Glorified God

“And the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen as it was told unto them. “

-Luke 2:20

I was inspired during the Christmas season to write a story from the shepherds perspective. To me, it seems like they have a unique perspective and a special story to tell.

How amazing that God chose to use regular people like shepherds to hear the message of the angel and be one of the first to meet the newborn baby- the child that would grow to be the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14)

Scripture Sunday

Today, we lit the second candle in our wreath as we continue celebrate Jesus and his life. We have been reading scripture every day starting last week with the birth of Jesus. We read a little bit about his life and ministry each day. Today we read about the woman at the well and I was overcome with gratitude for his love for everyone. I am thankful that God thought to provide examples that show that Jesus is for everyone including me. It makes me even more excited to celebrate this child who was born to save us all.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

This is one of my favorite Christmas verses and it seems even more special when I consider it was written 700 years before Jesus was born. It was a message of hope to a people who were about to be conquered by a neighboring country. It was an announcement meant to get God’s people excited and it has me excited today.

I am thankful that my Savior was born, died for our sins, and rose again. He fulfills all of his names. He is my Wonderful Counsellor giving me all the wisdom I could ever want. He is a mighty God with divine strength and power to meet all my needs and prayer concerns. Jesus is my everlasting Father always showing his eternal care and love for us. Finally, he is the Prince of Peace bringing me peace in my life whenever I cry out to him and ask for it.

What is your favorite Christmas verse? Please share in the comments.

Until next time,