A Story of Love

Our Christmas tree is full of stories, love stories.  As we unpack and hang each ornament, memories flood back with each little bauble.  The M&M guys that Joshua loved as a child, the sparkly snowflakes that Nina made which always lose sparkles each year but still seem to stay nice, the pretty ballerina that Amy looks forward to seeing each year.  I’m sure all of you have your favorite “love story” ornaments…please feel free to share your story.  🙂  Meanwhile, here are some pictures of some of our favorites.  Have fun making memories this weekend.  Slainte, Lisa

"Our First Christmas" - Ed and I bought this together 24 years ago. :)

“Our First Christmas” – Ed and I bought this together 24 years ago. 🙂

An ornament made by my hubby and his mom when he was younger.

An ornament made by my hubby and his mom when he was younger.

The ornament that reminds us Whose birthday it is we're decorating for in the first place.

The ornament that reminds us Whose birthday it is we’re decorating for in the first place.

 

 

 

Originality

“Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done, but doing what has been done countless times with new life, new breath.   – Marie Chaplan

Creativity, originality is placed carefully into all of us by God.  Because He is like that, and we are made in His image.  Whether it be music, writing, drama, art, decorating, gardening, caregiving, athletics (the list could go on indefinitely), we all have that originality within us.  Find that thing in you, even if it is very small right now, and breath new life and new breath into it.  Nurture it and let it come alive.  What a blessing you will be to the sad, worn-out world that needs a spark of hope and life.

Shine!  Slainte, Lisa

“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden…Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:14,16)