Now, I thought I would share a few gifts I received for Christmas. This is an old hymnbook that a dear lady in our church gave me. I actually gasped when I opened it - for I am a lover of old hymn books! This one is unique in the fact that it is a "Sabbath School" hymn book. Way back in the late 1800's they did not call Sunday School by the name we use today; but rather "Sabbath School".
Here is a date on the inside cover of the book marking it at 1862 - 1864.
Here are the pages of the hymns in this book.
I wanted to make sure I included the tea cups that my son gave me for Christmas. I think the candy cane handles are adorable. He found them at a thrift store of $.49! He was so excited to give me my snowman cups. I made sure for the first few days after Christmas I drank EVERYTHING out of one of these two cups. I am thinking that I will have to keep these out for everyday use - all throughout the year. Every time I use them I think of how greatly I am loved by my family. I am blessed.
Along with the tea cups my daughter bought me a snowman ornament. They seem to know I like snowmen. I like snowmen because the are fat and fluffy and everyone thinks they are cute. (I just wish it worked that way in real life. :)
Lastly, I though I would share a "biscuit holder" that I received for Christmas. It is now sitting on my husband's dresser where I plan on putting change I find around the house - and in my purse. We are preparing to be on the road full time in our new ministry this fall. I am thinking that we will need all the spare change we can get for this new venture in faith. (I would have some change in there now - but I used it this morning to get a cup of coffee - shame on me! lol
I think it is the little things that make our house a home. Warm inviting things that say - I love living here and making life beautiful for my family. Momentous things that reminded us that we are loved and that others think of us and pray for us. I want my home to be a blessing to all who walk in - a respite from the hurry of life - a still place where reflection can take place on the things that really matter in life. God - our families - and others.
I am so glad that you stopped in for a visit today. Thanks for dropping in. I am so glad you did!