~cinnamon ornaments on the tree
~homemade balm (made with coconut oil, lavender flowers, beeswax, and some essential oils
~growing our tree
Monday evening our reading came from the book of Malachi, Malachi 3:1-4. These verses are about the Lord sending His Messenger, and how the Messenger will prepare the way for Him. After our reading, the girls had some tea and we read some winter poems from the book A Snowflake Fell.
On Tuesday night our reading came from the book Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. We read the morning devotion for day 25 of December. My favorite quote from this devotional writing is~"The golden name, Immanuel, is inexpressibly delightful. God with us in our nature, our sorrow, our lifework, our grave; and now we with Him, in resurrection, ascension and triumph, and second advent splendor." ~how powerful these words are to me.
Things are slowly coming together as Christmas approaches. Most of my shopping for the kids is done (thanks in part to some online shopping). Flour, sugar, chocolate chips, nuts have been purchased for a weekend of baking.
What are you all baking up for the holiday?