Joyful News for Today

“DON’T BE AFRAID!” HE SAID. “I’LL BRING YOU THE MOST JOYFUL NEWS  EVER ANNOUNCED, AND IT IS FOR EVERYONE!  THE SAVIOR – YES, THE MESSIAH, THE LORD –  HAS BEEN BORN TONIGHT IN BETHLEHEM!” Luke 2:10, 11 TLB May you find time to reflect and rejoice in the birth of our Savior.  May you spend time thinking…
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Children’s Book Reviews: Weird But True! Christmas By National Geographic Kids

WEIRD BUT TRUE! CHRISTMAS 300 Festive FActs to Light Up the Holidays Publisher: National Geographic Kids Published: September 12, 2017 Non-Fiction Click HERE and purchase this book for your child’s stocking! It’s the perfect size for stockings and will keep your child reading during your holiday break which your child’s teacher will love! These WEIRD…
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Children’s Book Review: Ronaldo The Reindeer Flying Academy By Maxine Sylvester

RONALDO The Reindeer Flying Academy By: Maxine Sylvester Published: December 16, 2015 Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Fiction/Juvenile Fiction Get your kids in the Christmas spirit by reading this fresh take on the reindeer getting ready for the season at the North Pole. Ronaldo just wants to join the flying reindeer and has been training for…
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On this day….

And suddenly  there was with the angel  a multitude of the heavenly host  praising God, and saying,  Glory to God in the highest,  and on earth peace,  good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 KJV May you be able to enjoy time with those whom you love today.  May there be joy and laughter during your celebrations. …
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#BringHappyHome with Jessie Steele and a Recipe

I absolutely love to bake, but it seems I never get to do it as much as I want because I don’t have the time. Holiday baking is my favorite because I love taking some of our favorite treats to all our family gatherings. This weekend I hosted the high school Madrigal singers after one…
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Children’s Book Reviews: How the Grandmas and Grandpas Saved Christmas Book II and Book III By Richard J. Gausselin

HOW THE GRANDMAS AND GRANDPAS SAVED CHRISTMAS AGAIN Book II By: Richard J. Gausselin Published: November 14, 2015 Publisher: Outskirts Press Fiction Santa has returned to the North Pole after another successful Christmas Eve trip around the world delivering gifts to all the boys and girls. He couldn’t have done it all without the help…
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Children’s Book Review: Pee Wee the Christmas Tree By George Wells

PEE WEE  THE CHRISTMAS TREE By: George Wells Illustrated by: Denis Proulx Published: July 5, 2016 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fiction  I’m participating in the blog tour for PEE WEE THE CHRISTMAS TREE with several other bloggers through Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for reviews and posts about PEE…
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Product Review: Starry String Lights and Globe Lights from Divine LED

I am thrilled to share this fun string of lights with you from Divine LED. These lights are teeny tiny and are on a bendable, shapeable wire that is easily wound around items or laid across a mantel. I used these lights on our basement staircase banister. I wound the string of lights along with…
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Book Review: The 13th Gift By Joanne Huist Smith

THE 13TH GIFT A True Story of a Christmas Miracle By: Joanne Huist Smith Published: October 28, 2014 Publisher: Harmony Nonfiction/Memoir I won this book last year through, but since it arrived after Christmas, I decided to save it to read this Christmas. I like reading at least one Christmas story over the holidays…
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Merry Christmas to You All

An ornament that I made in Sunday School over 30 years ago is still a reminder of  The Reason for the Season. “While they were there,  the time came for the baby to be born,  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths  and placed him in a manger, …
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