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Written by Sue, Sunday, Dec.11, 2011                             a very beautiful, cold, sunny, Sabbath, temps. 50's
This season as  I placed my manger scenes about our home, even though they have a humble look about them,


 they do not portray what a real stable looks like.... We have been busy with our ewes as they give birth to new lambs (so looking forward to sharing our new babies, we have five so far.) I am always so happy with new lambs for Christmas., because it is at this time that we celebrate the birth of the real "Lamb of God", Jesus, our Savior....

What does a real stable look, smell, and feel like? First it is a very cold and drafty place, It has wood beams that are rough, and have splinters in them, and It has the smell of all kinds of animals, and there is always the smell of fresh hay, and then you have old hay that animals have eliminated on. This is not the place one would choose to give birth to a baby. The most humblest of beginnings, but God chose such a place for the "Savior of the world to be born."

keep the manger scenes out where I can see them as I go about my daily work, reminding myself of what this season is really about.

And as I do, from time to time I stop and really study them, wondering what each was thinking, especially Mary....


Here was a very young girl in her early teens, about to give birth to a baby, in a cold, dirty, and smelly stable . I can only imagine how very afraid she was, I know I was. She had no one physically but her very inexperienced husband to help her. Me I was in a very clean hospital, with a doctor and nurses, a very nervous husband, and mother in the waiting room, (way back then husband weren't allowed in the delivery room.)

But I truly believe that all that was forgotten, the birth pains, conditions of the stable when she and her first born looked into each other's eyes. Oh! You never forget the first time you meet, and look into your child's face, and they look into yours, and your eyes meet....I imagine her mind went back to nine months before when a visit from the angel Gabriel told her of what was to happen to her.
Luke1:28-38..... verse 35~ And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.  Verse 37~ "For with God nothing is impossible."

am so thankful for my...


which is in "Jesus, my Savior"John 3:16 ~:For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Thinking of you as we celebrate this most "blessed" season,
Sue

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~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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