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Share The Warmth
Eldest Daughter made this gorgeous quilt for me for Christmas. I’ll be warm all winter now, no matter what the weather decides to do. We drew names at Thanksgiving and the challenge was to make something for the person whose … Continue reading
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It was a whisper that floated past milling crowds of travellers, buyers, sellers and settled in the hearts of quiet shepherds, men of wisdom watching the stars and a young girl in a barn. Peace – rarely found anywhere else … Continue reading
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Our Christmas Tree
Yesterday, on our 45th Anniversary, we cut down a little tree in the woodsand wrapped it in Christmas. I think it’s our best one yet.
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Dragon Fly Ornament
Middle daughter has been busy in her studio making lovely glass ornaments from a Bombay sapphire gin bottle and a Harvey’s Bristol Creme Bottle. Creative eh! a https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=515486320601153&set=ecnf.100064193673356
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A Cold Bear
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Black clouds float across the skiesThe sun disappears before your eyesSoon soft rain is gently fallingThen the northern wind starts howling. Leaves swirl round the naked treesGrass and puddles start to freeze,Our breath is white upon the airAnd spiders webs … Continue reading
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I Wish You Joy
Joy. You might wonder what a flock of shepherdsand a few sheepwould have to do with joy-Well, let me tell you. The God who created this whole universechose to make the birth announcement of His Sonto us-Shepherds. You know that … Continue reading
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It was a whisperthat floated pastmilling crowdsof travellers,buyers,sellersand settled in the heartsof quiet shepherds,men of wisdomwatching the stars and a young girlin a barn.Peace –rarely foundanywhere elsebut in the heartsof thosewho stop long enoughto accept it. ©Sharron R. McMillan
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Hula Hoop Decoration
I finally finished the large Hula Hoop Creation and we hung it on the back of the pump house. Adds a nice touch with the lights on it.
Christmas Is – Part 4
Mother/Father/Child – alone. Together.The guests who arrived had been invited by angels. Angels.And a star.Shepherds,Wise men. How simple it was, how thrilling.How lonely.Christmas. Family.An unexpected sense of loneliness – We too are waiting for the angels –Waiting for Peace. ©Sharron … Continue reading
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Christmas Is – Part 3
It’s time we questioned what we doand why we do it.Feasting, candy canes, Santa Claus,buying, buying, going into debtWhat does all this have to do with a saviour being born?
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Christmas Is 2
Though I often wish for family traditions to fall back onI’m glad we haven’t many.Tradition bends one to doing and being and performingwithout the need for thought or questions.
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Christmas is family and friendsand love,it is the rebirth of hopeand the promise of peace.
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Light A Star To Guide Us
Sometimes I wonder whyyou seemed to take so longto send a saviour to our earthwhen things had gone so wrong. So many years of killing,and terror for the young.So much hate, destruction,so little hope left hung upon a star. Some … Continue reading
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My New Recliner
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