Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year 2015 ~ Steadfastness !


1. fixed in direction; steadily directed
2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment
3.unwavering, as resolution, faith, adherence
4.firmly established, as an institution or a state of affairs.
5.firmly fixed in place or position.
This is my word for 2015 !
I am determined to finally WIN this
war on weight.  I have struggled with it
since I was 10 years old.   45 years is long enough.
On Sunday Andy Stanley spoke on below.
Nehemiah  6:3
Andy Stanley -  Dec 2014
That One Thing
Use Nehemiah determination
A habit you must break  (over-eating)
A goal you must accomplish
A project you must complete
A relationship you need to restore
A relationship you need to end
A debt you must retire
Wouldn’t it be great to be “ done with it “ by the end of the year?
444 BC  Artarerxes 1st
King of Persia
Nehemiah asked for time off to help his people and restore the city
The King said he’d help him and make him mayor as long as when completed he’d return
Sanballet wanted to stop the building of the wall
He wanted to kill Nehemiah
Chapter 6:1-3
Verse 3 -  I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.
Climb up on the wall and complete the task
If I don’t give attention to “this thing” it has the power to destroy me.  (health)
Every day you look at the distraction, temptation and say above verse !
I have no idea what hangs in the balance if I don’t break this habit.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas 2014

We had a lovely Christmas

Spent it with my husbands cousins.
They have a sweet little boy Taylor.

He made us this special snow globe.

We received so many cards its
such fun coming home from work
and receiving them.

Looking forward to what the Lord
will take us in 2015 ! 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Grinch - Madison Square Garden

 Hubby and I went to see the Grinch
at Madison Square Garden today

It was such fun.

I room packed with small children
and you could hear a pin drop.
They were mesmerized.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


§  1st CANDLE – (purple) THE PROPHECY CANDLE or CANDLE OF HOPE – We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God. “And again, Isaiah says, ‘The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:12-13)

§  2nd CANDLE – (purple) THE BETHLEHEM CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF PREPARATION – God kept his promise of a Savior who would be born in Bethlehem.  Preparation means to “get ready”. Help us to be ready to welcome YOU, O GOD! “As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.‘ (Luke 3:4-6)

§  3rd CANDLE – (pink) THE SHEPHERD CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF JOY – The angels sang a message of JOY! “…and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’ When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:7-15)

§  4th CANDLE – (purple) THE ANGEL CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF LOVE – The angels announced the good news of a Savior.  God sent his only Son to earth to save us, because he loves us! “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

§  5th CANDLE – (white) “CHRIST CANDLE” – The white candle reminds us that Jesus is the spotless lamb of God, sent to wash away our sins! His birth was for his death, his death was for our birth! “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!‘” (John 1:29)

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, ‘Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.’ In reply Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’ ‘How can a man be born when he is old?’ Nicodemus asked. ‘Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.‘” (John 3:1-8)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lancaster Christmas ~ 2014

Hubby and I were off to Lancaster PA for an overnight.

We started off our adventure with a
good breakfast at a new place for us:
MEEMOM'S - it was so good!

Then we headed to Lancaster, first stop Kitchen Kettle
"It's lovely weather for a sled ride together
with you ."
The Christmas decorations were so nice!
How cute are these caroler's?
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas ♫ "
And good old Santa
"Santa Claus is Coming To Town ♫"
Then we headed to the outlets.
They were decorated so lovely also.
"Angels We Have Heard On High   "
"Joy To The World The Lord Has Come ♫ "
 I did so well at my favorite store ~ QVC outlet
God sure blessed ~  3 tops, 1 black jean, 1 brown jean,
temptations bread basket & temptations measuring cups.
All for $ 100.00   WOW 
I also picked up this sweet lighted photo.
Picture doesn't do it justice but the candles are all a glow
in the windows.  I love old churches.
It's called: "Sunday Go To Meetin'"
 Done shopping now off to a Christmas show at AMT.
The theater was decorated so beautifully
"I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day ♫ "

Glorious . . .

The show was awesome !

This gal is amazing.  Sarah Timm
She sings like an angel and she is just beautiful.
She is so elegant. She could win Miss America.




After the show a great inexpensive & delicious dinner
at Cracker Barrel. 

Up early and breakfast at Bob Evans.  We love this place too.
Great food inexpensive ~ can't beat it.

On the way home hubby said let's stop at the other QVC outlet
in Malvern PA.  It was about 2 exits away from our Turnpike exit.
Even though I had shopped until I nearly dropped at the Lancaster
QVC outlet I was up for it. 

Hubby should not have suggested this hah

I found this great Dooney & Bourke purse.
They have always been a dream purse.
But way too expensive for me.
But this one was 50% off plus Outlet prices.
I got it for a steal.  Isn't she pretty?  Blessed !

It was a wonderful weekend - great way to end a weeks
vacation from work.  


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

America's Keswick

Had two lovely events at America's Keswick

First the Annual Christmas Dinner Concert

I have been going to this event for years.

Headed down with friends: Michele, Wendy,
Pat and my Aunt Rose.

We had the most delicious pot roast.
My Aunt and I were hoping to trade our dessert
for more pot roast hah

The guest musician was Marty Goetz.

Marty was so awesome. He was so inspirational.
What a voice.  I love listening to Jewish believers.
I love hearing them speak in Hebrew. His voice
was mesmerizing.  I picked up one of his cds.

You can see how well attended these events are.
Sold Out

Every year they do the Christmas tree display.

Here are a few I snapped with my cell phone.

Lion of Judah - see the lions?

Bride of Christ - loved the bridal dress
on the top.

Bright & Morning Star -
this white one was my favorite.

King of Kings - This one shown so
bright.  It was lovely.

Joy To The World - this tree
was giant.  Powerful beautiful.

Noah's Ark - see all the little animals
two by two, so cute

The next day we went back down to
America's Keswick for LWL

Ladies Who Lunch

Once a month they hold these ladies lunches.
$10.00 for a wonderful hot lunch,
a great devotional speaker and lovely music.

Teri Van Scholek spoke on Jesus our Healer
And the women who touched Jesus garment hem.

It was two blessed events and blessed days.
Awesome way to spend my vacation time.