Friday, December 16, 2005

Celebrating with the Saints

REJOICE REJOICE EMMANUEL SHALL COME TO THEE O ISRAEL...

in this time of year we celebrate the first coming of Christ - the long awaited Savior - God's promises of a coming Messiah fulfilled!!! Praise God for His faithfulness! He was faithful to His people long before Christ's birth and He has been faithful ever since... - we have a great hope in an amazing expectation of Christ's return for His bride - that's us!!! (if we know Him) - Somedays I just wish I was there with Him already - this Christmas is a great celebration but also a bitter reminder to me that there are so many left who have yet to hear of our Saving King - I want to be a light but I feel stuck here - so it's hard to balance the desire to see others know Christ with my desire to just be there with Him already - I know He is coming back - We can depend on our faithful God - I am so thankful for that - I have unfortunately allowed my mind to venture into doubtfilled places the past week and I was reaquainted with the desperation of unbelief - so sad to admit this to all of you - but through that time of Satan's whispers of unappealing lies, I reminded myself over and over again of God's promises and His Spirit comforted me and helped me to meditate on His faithfulness to Himself and to me - He is amazing and still proves Himself to me over and over - I don't deserve such love ...

I hope and pray that in this season we will be assured that each of us know and are growing in a loving relationship with our Savior Christ Jesus - I love Him.

Merry Christmas everyone!
"Come soon we are waiting Jesus..."

Friday, December 02, 2005

creative cooking...

so it's the holiday season - and i feel like i should be creative in my gifts and in the desserts/dishes i bring to parties or wherever...
but the thing about it is, there are these things called recipes - you can find them all over the internet, in stores, on the backside of cake mix boxes...and you can find them for whatever creative dish you want to make - it's amazing!!! but for some reason - it totally feels like cheating - i decided i was going to fix pineapple upsidedown cake for my family for thanksgiving - and i got a recipe and it turned out great! then when my family was all complimentary of my "cooking skills" i felt like i had totally fooled them - so funny...but i love it - i found out i'm not too bad at following instructions - why not get credit for that?!
i need more recipes