Never too early for Christmas decor

There are folks who think nothing of Christmas should be seen before Halloween, but I say BRING IT ON! I love the Christmas decor, especially in the South where the seasons are not as obvious as they are up North. Of course I understand the commercialism side of not wanting to see the decor up too soon. However, knowing what the real meaning of Christmas is, it makes me ever so happy the moment the first of the fake trees or decorations or wrapping paper or whatever appears! Especially Music!

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Having a ton of decorations all over my house is not my thing. I have several Nativity sets that I love to display. Normally I have them in my hutch for display year round. Last year we moved to a smaller place in another state so I only have one out now and use the rest of the space to store all of my dishes, flatware, and glassware.

That reminds me to put in a plug for the MONTGOMERY INTERFAITH NATIVITY EXHIBIT  this year. It was so lovely last year. It was my first time attending the display. This year should really be lovely as members from many congregations bring their Nativity sets to share with the Montgomery community. It is an incredible display of unity where we can demonstrate that we truly are of one heart and one mind in celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The photos below are some I took from last year’s event where I volunteered to be a hostess for a few sessions. Definitely, I will be volunteering as a hostess again this year and look forward to doing so with great anticipation.

The Music Event Coordinator, my dear friend Stephanie Ladner, invited me to sing for a twenty minute segment. That is a long stretch for me as a soloist. She smiled and said she would take fifteen if I was willing.

IF I say (teeth chattering) Yes, it will probably only be for fifteen because twenty is a long time. #LookingUpSheetMusicNow 

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Each life that touches ours for good….

There are some really wonderful people on social media. I am so happy to have the opportunity to follow them, converse with them, and share a wonderful virtual life with them. 

When thinking back on Glenn Beck’s 9/12 series of RESTORING HONOR, COURAGE, AND LOVE, having only been able to attend the events virtually, it still amazes me at how many incredible outcomes there were and continue to be thanks to every day people with the same vision. 

In my Church, we have a song that we teach the Primary children: Kindess Begins With Me. And if you couple that with Exodus 19, quoting the first line from the chapter heading “The Lord covenants to make Israel a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation…” you can see how one person doing good is just the beginning of building a great and wonderful kingdom. Even if it all begins virtually.

 
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The Town That Came A-Courtin’: The TV Movie

Lately there are not a lot of new shows on Feeln worth my time. However, one that I enjoyed a while ago is THE TOWN THAT CAME A-COURTIN‘. It is one movie that I wish I had read the book because the television movie is absolutely delightful with a very charming cast. Now if I read the book I hope I will not be disappointed.

Tonight I am watching the movie a second time simply because it is a great story and it truly makes me smile.  

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Inspiration to Share the Good

Earlier in the month I caught Karen Vaughn on Glenn Beck’s radio program and then again that evening on his television show. It was then, even after having seen her book tweeted about by some of my favorite follows, that I was moved to purchase a copy for me and one specific friend’s birthday gift.

So I went to her website to order them. Once on the purchase link I noticed the 10 Book Bundle as a great deal but I only needed two. Then a still, small voice whispered get the ten book deal. 

Much to my surprise, I thought, Who would I give them too? 

Oh you will figure that out when they get here, came the quiet reply.

Going with the flow of my thoughts and feelings and a click of the mouse, the book bundle was  ordered.  

When the box arrived I was excited but wondering to whom these books would go. As I began taking each book out of the box, one by one a name popped into my mind.

Now I have but two books to deliver plus one I need to send to my sister by post. The gifting is complete. 

Even at my age, I can be a World Changer. I can help #TakeBackTheCulture by simply seeing the good then sharing the good with others.   

#SeeTheGood #ShareTheGood #TakeBackTheCulture #WorldChanger

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S2:E7 Relative Race

SPOILER ALERT: ICYMI

This season of Relative Race has truly been fabulously filled with twists and turns and all sorts of emotional connections.  The challenges have been, well, fun, goofy and deliciously ridiculous, especially in episode 7.

Episode 7 began with an Episode 6 recap. It was fantastic. Team Black got to meet a father that never knew his son and vise versa. Then continuing on with the next leg of the race, Team Blue got to meet a sister who never knew the sister and her family even existed. And the story line about Team Blue and the headstone, well, all of it was really a lot to take in on the 7th episode.

Truly the RR is fantastic this year, more than likely due to the sponsorship of Ancestry.com. It appears Ancestry.com has enabled the show to do some really spectacular challenges and family research to make it television worth watching!

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