Month: December 2015

Light of the World

By Libby Williams / December 13, 2015

Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12 “Light of the world, You stepped out into darkness; opened my eyes let me see.  Beauty that made this heart…

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It's Just a Southerners Way of Celebrating Christmas!

By lisa rippy / December 12, 2015

One thing we southerners tend to do during Christmas, is we go all “Hospitality HAPPY!” Not just for guests, but we want all 5 senses of everyone in our home to remain fully awake & aware that it’s finally …. a  “Merry Christmas” time of year! We want them all…

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Oh, The Preparations

By Libby Williams / December 12, 2015

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness; ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.”  Matthew 3:3 Oh, the preparations we will make!  It starts about a month before December 25.  The tree is bought or comes down out of the attic.  The decorating begins.  Bright reds…

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The Best Gift

By Libby Williams / December 11, 2015

And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him.  Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”  Luke 2:11 It’s all about the gift! Right? The purchaser takes time out of his or her…

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I Wonder

By Libby Williams / December 10, 2015

“And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.” Luke 2:18 I have a dear friend named Tamera; who often uses the phrase, “I wonder,” during the course of our conversations. Inquiring minds want to know!   Whether in her work, her ministry or as she goes…

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Christmas Haste

By Libby Williams / December 9, 2015

“When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying…

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Rip's Favorite Chicken Chili

By lisa rippy / December 8, 2015

When you are needing a good hot bowl of something, and needing it quickly, here is a fantastic Chicken Chili recipe that I made the other night and Rip had a fit! Thought it was all homemade…but a good wife always keeps some of her cooking secrets to herself! haha!…

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Pondering Is a Powerful Practice!

By lisa rippy / December 8, 2015

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart,” Luke 2:19. NIV As a mother, there are volumes of moments and memories that I have treasured up in my heart. Like when my son came home from church with a fruit loop necklace for me on…

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Time to Whip Up Some Chicken Marsala and Build a Bench!

By lisa rippy / December 8, 2015

Nothing like coming home and having your friend, Chris Bonee, in your kitchen cooking up a delicious meal! My home smelled just like Olive Garden and so I had to grab my camera and capture the whole excitement in our home! I’m not a wine drinker, and have never cooked…

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Things Pondered

By Libby Williams / December 8, 2015

“But Mary kept all things and pondered them in her heart.”  Luke 2:19 Webster defines ponder: “to weigh in the mind, to think about, reflect on, to consider especially quietly, soberly, deeply.  My dear reader; if there is anything to be pondered; it would be the virgin birth of our…

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