We are in the last month of 2016. Just saying that blows my mind. November came and went so quickly. Since I shared our vacation last week, I wasn’t able to share my November daybook. So that’s what we are doing this week!
Today is December 3rd, 2016
The weather is sunny and chilly. We had our pellet stove this morning to take the chill down a bit but its off now because the sun decided to make an appearance. What temps are you living with today?
Our vacation time in Disneyland was a such sweet trip. You can read about it HERE and HERE. Our kids really look forward to this particular trip each year and we start saving for it as soon as this month! God willing we can go next year, too.
Spiritually, I am now working through a study on 1 John by Susan Heck called, “With the Master:Before the Mirror of God’s Word.” So far it has been real good but I’m just getting started. And My daughter is doing with me.
Creatively, I plan to begin work on a jar quilt for my daughter this week. It is a jar quilt of things she has liked and does like. I know, you’re probably thinking nothing like starting late but I’m confident I can get it done before Christmas. I haven’t quilted in ages so I’m excited to be making a quilt again.
Our Thanksgiving was really nice. Had family over, ate good food and watched the Cowboys play ball. (P.S. They are having an exceptional season.) I love Thanksgiving and being with family.
Decorating our home for Christmas is done. I love the way our home looks when it is prepared for the season. Even better, I was able to go through and remove items that we no longer displayed and get them donated. Did you declutter your Christmas decorations?
Our family devotional for Christmas is Bonhoeffer’s book titled “God Is In the Manger: Reflections On Advent and Christmas.” We’ve read through this before and decided to go through it again. His book keeps your heart focused on Jesus. What are you doing for your family devotion time during this Christmas season?
Our church is having their first membership inductions this Sunday. For a church plant, this is exciting! We are a small church but God has shown Himself faithful to our church. It’s so humbling to see God moving. He is good!
My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Actually, its my favorite movie of all time. Do you have a favorite movie you watch this time of the year?
Looking ahead, this month on WJIM’s Facebook page, we are doing a 25 day mini scriptural study to know Christ better. Since we celebrate His birth this month, it’s a good study to help keep us focused on Him. I share names of Christ, scripture to support that name and a brief insight into the scripture. At the end, I will be offering FREE printable cards to keep us reflecting on Jesus throughout the year. I’ll even share a project to use with the printable.
I am grateful to be in good health, for family memories, for a good night’s rest, and for football.
A favorite quote: “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” (C.S. Lewis)
Another link up is upon us and I know you have great posts to share. Thank you for being a part of this community.
Monday’s Musings Purpose:
To have others share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, motherhood, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.)
Monday’s Musings Must Dos:
1. Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo in the side bar.
2. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Know that sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed.
3. It would be so awesome if you could encourage another by visiting their post and leaving a kind comment. Builds community, too. Thank you for visiting and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.
**Some photos on my blog are my own labeled NCPhotography. If any of my photos anywhere on my blog catch your eye, please email me for permission to use them in any way. I appreciate your cooperation in helping my photography stay protected and properly credited. Thank you.