Friday, December 21, 2012

The Merchant, the Pearl and the Price

In the midst of preparing remarks that I've been asked to give tomorrow at a Christmas Tea, this thought occurred to me:

How ironic that the Saviour Who was born to a carpenter's family was laid in a wooden crib in a stable on His way to a wooden cross on a hill.

I was asked to speak on the Pearl of Great Price, which is not the usual Christmas verse.  However, after meditating on this parable over the past couple of weeks, I've come to see just how appropriate it is.  The Merchant who gave up all that He had for the Pearl is a beautiful picture of Christ Who sacrificed everything in order to purchase His church.  In fact, it is the reason He came...Christmas!

These bookmarks will be given to each of the ladies who attend as a reminder of how the Lord humbled Himself  in order to raise us up.

NOTE:  If you would like a copy of my talk, just email me.  I'd be happy to email you a copy.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Mike Huckabee answered this question on his program after the terrible tragedy at Newtown, CT.  Please click HERE to listen to his remarks.  I found them to ring so very true.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


...YOU THROW YOUR SUPPLIES IN A BASKET! Notice the abundance of yellow and white Stickles in my newly arranged container. Now that I can see what I have, I won't be buying any more of those two colors for awhile!

TIP:  Don't make the same mistake...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Our two cats love to relax in front of the Christmas tree while they snooze or watch TV!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


This card was inspired by a tag published on a blog HERE, and I do hope you'll visit "The Classroom" for some other wonderful ideas.

We'll be doing this one for the next Moms Club, which is now the Advanced Class!  The blue background was done in Distress Inks (Broken China and Tumbled Glass) on a Penny Black background stamp (Crystal Pattern.)  Funny how the names of the inks and the stamp coordinate ;) (not intentional.)

After inking the background, I tore some white cardstock for the snow and attached it to the bottom of the stamped piece using only a small line of snail so that the deer would have room to be inserted beneath. The tree and deer trio dies are from Memory Box and were added to the scene as shown. I used chunky glitter for the snow, but next time I think I'd rather use a softer kind such as SU prisma glitter. Check out the blog link above for further details and photos. Once the scene was finished, I attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals. Enjoy!