Three Modern CHRISTmas Songs I Love

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In place of  a Lord’s Day Scriptures post this week, I want to share three Christmas songs that mean a lot to me and really help me remember what Christmas is all about! “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him” sums it up real well! :>

I’m a gigantic Point of Grace fan, and these three songs of theirs are must-hear songs every year for me. and you’ll see why!

Take a listen:

“For all the broken,

here in this moment,

Immanuel, our God is with us.

He is with us still.

Immanuel, He has not left us.

And He never will.”

“So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
For the baby in her womb
He was the Maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

“So close your eyes and share the dream

Let everyone on earth believe

The child was born, the stars shone bright

And love came down at Christmas time

And love came down at Christmas time

So merry Christmas everyone

And peace throughout the year

The time has come to celebrate

So let your voices fill the air.”

**Okay here’s one more I forgot about until it started running through my head!**

“I’m more than just only, one night that’s holy. I’m your Star, and I’m your Wish ’cause I am both the Giver AND the Gift!”

Don’t forget that Jesus Christ was born to be our Savior and deliver us from our sins. That’s what we are celebrating this time of year and we’re thankful for the love our Lord has for us, to provide a way out of death. The fun songs are, well…fun, but I can’t celebrate Christmas without taking the time to remember the reason for the celebration!

Wishing you all a Merry CHRISTmas!!

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Fun and Unique Gift “Bows” DIY

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Last year I found a super fun idea for the “bows” on our Christmas gifts! I love doing something different and unique, and I even changed my “bows” from the original idea I found. It takes some work to find the miniatures for this project, but I was able to find enough variety by going through my house, Christmas stash and finding a few in stores. I LOVED making these, and the result!!!

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So adorable! And I hung the tags from this one. :>

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I like cute and different paper too!

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I also used some other creative cuties for my cousin-in-law: a felt acorn, holly branch and cute tags made from the paper. :>

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This box always makes me smile!

I just hot glued each decoration onto a clothespin and decorated packages, so easy and fast!!

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I went completely out of the box for this one: simple and cute, and smudged, ugh!

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Here’s my cousin-in-law’s adorable gift to me. She knows of my love for all things GINGERBREAD!! And those ice skates…how adorable!

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Fun gifts under the tree!

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Our tree!

**Here’s where I found the original idea I modified: Creature Comforts**

Do you have some fun and unique packaging ideas? Happy crafting!!

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Christmas Fashion Inspiration

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This week I’m sharing some Modest Christmas Fashion inspiration with you all for Modest Monday! (Which has actually turned into Thursday…oops). Including some of my past outfits and some collections I created on Polyvore. I like to incorporate blue and white, the original Christmas colors since Jesus Christ was Jewish, plaids, greens, nativity and gingerbread accessories, etc. Hope you enjoy! :>

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I call this one Christmas Plaid

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Green Christmas Elegance

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Ballet Style: Inspired by a skirt I’ve been wanting and finally own, and my ballet background.

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Blues and more plaid.

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Sometimes I even wear red plaid, although it’s my worst color.

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Me and my Sweetie!

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It’s fun picking out fun and festive outfits!! And I love gingerbread and Nativity themes! :>

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Living Proverbs 31 #89

Modest Monday: Brown Polkadot Dress

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It’s Modest Monday time again and I finally shortened this 1940’s style dress from Kohl’s so I could wear it again. I’ve missed it’s pretty brown whimsy!! :>

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After fighting just before the photos, my Sweetie made me laugh!

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Loving my new boots from a Black Friday sale! That’s THE best time to buy boots. I’d been looking for a new pair for a few years and finally found one. Yay!! AND…two days later it was finally cool enough to wear boots and my hair down!!! :>

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Loving the new rings I made in different colors!

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And I asked for these lovely Claddagh earrings a few years ago from Kohl’s.

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This may be the last of the brown for awhile as we move into the royal colors of blue and purple for the Christmas season. I may also wearing some green though, as it is a favorite!

Do you dress according to seasons or holidays?

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Lord’s Day Scriptures: Give Thanks

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We’ve all spent the past few days, or maybe the past month or two focusing on the things we’re THANKFUL for. Sometimes it’s difficult to feel thankful, and sometimes it’s easy ti find many things. But one thing we can ALWAYS find thankfulness in is HOPE! In our Lord’s LOVE and FORGIVENESS! We will always find sin attractive, but we’ll also always find God ready to receive our repentant hearts and forgive us. That gives me HOPE!! And the HOPE of knowing that as Christ Followers we get to live with God forever in PARADISE, real paradise, not what we as humans imagine as paradise. True paradise is being with the Lord of Lords forever!! YIPEE!!

No matter what’s happening in our lives, no matter the circumstances, these are the things we can always be thankful for! :>

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ”  1 Thessalonians 5:18

**Photo found on Facebook**

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