I love to create a new pattern for you at this time of year which focuses solely on the truest Gift we can ever receive.
At the weekend I was pottering around in the kitchen and stopped in my tracks as these words were heavily impressed upon my heart - "Holy is His name"...and then I knew exactly what this end of year design would be.
I mention this each Christmas season, but for those who are new here, I'll mention it anew.
In our family Jesus is celebrated every day. He wasn't born on December 25th, more likely sometime in September by historical accounts, and even though it is wonderful to embrace this season with carols and gift giving, family and hospitality, being a Bible believing Christian is a day to day celebration of the greatest gift ever given to man by God...His Son, Jesus, our Saviour, Redeemer and Lord.
Let me encourage you to slow your 'to-ing and fro-ing' this month, to step back a little from the hustle and bustle, and to look with fresh eyes at the Glorious One your heart and thoughts should be gazing upon in awe and wonder.
His is the name above all names, and each day serving Jesus is a perpetual gift to us from the Father on High, because every good and perfect gift is from Him...and we know Jesus is that good and perfect gift beyond all others.
I love singing genuine Christmas carols about Jesus any time of year, not the ones which glorify a lie (i.e. santa), but I enjoy them more regularly through December, so as I go about my gentle domestic tasks this month the beautiful songs about Jesus' birth will fill the air. What is your favourite carol? Mine is Night Divine. :-)
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Lovely. Your embroidery is so perfect! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for this beautiful embroidery project. Your designs are wonderful.
Thank you, Jennifer, for this beautiful gift. One of my favorite Christmas songs is 'Mary Did You Know.'
“Angels We Have Heard on High” has been a favorite Christmas song of mine since I was a child. Thank for your encouraging words, always. May you and your adorable family have a blessed Christmas!
Beautiful Jenny. Love this so much. Thank you my friend and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
So lovely - Thank you Jenny! One of my favorite Christmas hymns is It Came Upon a Midnight Clear which I used to sing with my dad!
Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I, too, love all the carols about Jesus.
It’s very beautiful. Exudes peace which we all need. Thank you for your encouraging enabling words as well. I needed them.
Thank you for this lovely Christmas stitchery gift. My all time favorite Christmas song is "Joy to the World". It truly does bring joy to know that "the Lord has come"; "the Saviour reigns"; "HE rules the world with truth and grace". Even when it seems like the world is out of control and we don't understand why He allows the evil that is in the world, we can be assured that HE is in control. That assurance can bring a gentle comforting peace if we allow it.
Jennifer, I join Linda (above )and thank you for this lovely gift of stitchery. "Joy to the World" is my favorite also, and sung throughout the year.
Thanks for sharing a beautiful stitchery :)
Enjoy the weekend !
hugs, take care,
Thank you so much for the uplifting message and beautiful stitchery that you have shared! I have made use of the discount in your Etsy Shop and can't wait to get started on this cute project! God bless you always! x
It's hard to pick!! Once in Royal David's city. O little town of Bethlehem. What can I give Him, poor as I am. So many. Handel Messiah
Thanks for the beautiful embroidery pattern. My favorite Christmas song is "O Come all Ye Faithful". I seem to sing that one year-round. Thank you also for the lovely message. Your many messages regarding simplicity and domesticity have encouraged me to slow down and look around instead of hurrying thru life. I thank you for that. I feel like that's a Christmas present you have given to me! Thank You and many prayers and blessings to you and your lovely family.
Thank you for the lovely new project. I love listening to and playing Handel's "Messiah" anytime of the year since it starts with the prophecy of Jesus' coming and goes through his triumphant reign. As traditional carols go, "Once in Royal David's City" is probably my top favorite as it too goes from birth to resurrection. I also love the message in, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." And last, but not least, I love the message and power in, "O, Holy Night."
Oh that is just gorgeous - thank you dear heart! My favorite Christmas song is the Little Drummer Boy - brings tears every time! Love you!
Do perfect for the season and every day. Bless you! And Merry Christmas!
It is I ,the Nudge, who sent the previous message. Don't know why it went to anonymous. Ps should have been So as first word
Thank you..Yes.Jesus is our Comforter..so many of us know Him..we find each other to celebrate away from the chaos 🎄🎶💝
That is one of my favorite carols, too. I just enjoyed listening to Handel's Messiah again and am blessed that frequently I catch myself humming parts of it as I work. It lifts my spirit.
So true. A lovely gift from your heart.
Thank you for the blessing of your blog. It is so refreshing to hear your true and beautiful words about Christ! May you be blessed beyond measure!
There's a song in our hymn book called 'Far. Far Away on Judea's Plains', that just makes Christmas for me. I also love a song called 'Mary's Lullaby'. Our ward choir sang that every year for years, when I was able to sing 2nd soprano, it was my very favorite love song from Mary to her newborn son. I'll send you links, because I know you will love the lullaby. There's one called 'Silver Bells' (Bing Crosby) which isn't a hymn, but was a favorite of my mother's and so is a favorite carol of mine. I love the hymns best, though.
Thank you so much for this stitchery. It's wonderful, and goes along with what I've been studying. I've been doing an advent of 25 of the names of Christ, where they are found in scripture and what the significance is. That's just a drop in the bucket of how many there are, but it's so special to think about one of them each day, concentrating on that name, and that gift of Christ. I think this coming year, as I grow stronger, I will make one of these for several friends.
Happy New Year. A big hug.
I am praying everyone is well 🙏❤️
Praying everyone is well 🙏❤️
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