Sunday, December 17, 2017

Little Lord Jesus


Amid the Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, stacks of presents, eggnog, entertaining and sparkle of the season, it's easy to lose track of the real reason we are celebrating.



We are soon approaching celebration of the Christ Child's birthday!

May we see Him in the faces and laughter of little children everywhere and feel His precious peace deep within our hearts. 


The days roll by at amazing speed. There is so much still to do. It's hard to find time to just stop and contemplate.


However, if we do, we will be the better for it.


Sit a couple of minutes by just the lights of the Christmas tree or by candlight and think about the birth of the Baby Jesus and how it changed the world.


HOW DO YOU FIND TIME TO JUST 'BE' DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mind Your "Beeswax"

Beeswax candles supposedly burn cleaner than regular candles.

During a presentation on how to make beeswax candles, a woman who has been on the job for 20 years, told how tapered candles have to be dipped numerous times before they are ready to be sold.

She demonstrated the dipping technique and hung the candles to dry.

The lecture was very educational.



It took place as just one attraction for the public at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, MA.

HAVE YOU EVER USED BEESWAX CANDLES?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Decor in the Chilly Outdoors


We live in a part of Massachusetts that is very cold in the winter.

The face-freezing weather rarely bothers me.


It's invigorating.

At Christmas time, I love it when hubs drags out the white lights and deer decorations for the lawn.


Some people prefer multi-colored light displays which truly can be beautiful.

However, I prefer all white lights. 

There's a welcome lantern out on the front porch and a jolly Santa figure on an outside chair.



Somehow, as the outside white lights shine on newly fallen snow, they create a calm and peaceful scene.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER------COLORED LIGHTS OR ALL WHITE?
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