As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Day {Hope, Joy, Love}


"In His name the nations will put their hope."
Matthew 12:21

On Christmas Day, we celebrate the hope of salvation, made possible because He came.







































Into a dark world, He came.
And because He came, those who receive Him have hope and joy and love...
in the midst of darkness, in the midst of sickness, in the midst of sadness, in the midst of brokenness.

Because He came.


"And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at His birth."
Luke 1:14


19 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of your Christmas celebration.

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  2. Wonderful picture stories from your celebration of the Savior's birth. You are a true artist with your camera. Hope you are enjoying some more restful days as the new year approaches!

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  3. What beautiful expressions you have captured on the faces, not only of the children, but of everyone. Such a happy family time.

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  4. Beautiful, happy family photos, Cheryl! I love the one of the men sitting 'round the stove. And that cat really wanted to be in the center of things, huh! All lovely. I enjoy your delight in the Lord, which shows through abundantly in your blog posts.

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  5. Your Christmas was full of JOY! Such happy faces! Beautiful photography, dear Cheryl! ♥

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  6. Wonderful! Wishing you a beautiful and blessed New Year.

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  7. The pictures tell the story...no doubt a wonderful family Christmas! I love your photos...always how they need no explanations :) Happy New Year, sweet friend!

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  8. Beautiful photos!I especially love the ones showing interactions...the kiss atop the nephew's head, the father and son-in-law chat, course the food looks so good. Oh, and don't look now, but you have a granddaughter growing up right before your eyes. How lovely! Love the joy on Bekah's face with her new music books. I have the one of those myself. Must dig it out. Keep on sparkling!

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  9. I see all the ingredients for a joyful satisfying day! Lovely photos!

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  10. Your warm and thoughtful pictures speak loudly of the joy and love in your beautiful home! Blessings to you as we enter into a new year.

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  11. Lovely photos of a sweet family celebrating he who came to bring us life. Happy new year to you and yours!

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  12. What a beautiful Christmas was had by one and all in your family.

    Have a wonderful 2016 ~ FlowerLady

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  13. Would you consider adopting a 67 year old????
    I'm not sure which picture is my favorite - I think maybe the 2 men by the stove...
    Happy New Year, Cheryl!

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  14. Oh I loved seeing your pictures that tell the story soo perfectly of the joy your family felt being together this Christmas! Soo many favorites...but right at the top was the conversation between the two men around the stpve, Bekah with her new music, and oh all that glorious food, lol. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year!



















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  15. Such beautiful glimpses Cheryl..All the best to you and yours...

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  16. Love all your photos, they really tell the story of your christmas. Some really great photos too. Happy New Year Cheryl!

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  17. Indeed this post is so full of Hope, Joy and love, Cheryl! And the food looks absolutely delicious! Wishing you the most blessed and Happiest of New Years!
    Sue

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  18. Such a beautiful Christmas with your family! Everyone looks so happy and the food looks wonderful, too. You make it all look so easy, Cheryl!
    I wish you and your family the very best New Year ever!

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