Looking back

This is my Holiday Scrapbook.

I began, years ago, to save recipes and ideas to make my holidays easier.

Our family is extra blessed to have three of our four children all born in December and I found the Christmas season overwhelming at first.

(No, we didn’t plan this, but thanked God for each one.)

It was time consuming and frustrating to dig through my recipe box every year, in search of the recipes my family loved, so I began compiling them and some magazine pages.

(Yes, this was before Pinterest!)

The scrapbook was a gift I’d never used and has been the perfect place for me to coral ideas and recipes.

As the years have passed I’ve added to the book and it now contains not only Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas, but gardening, house keeping, and decorating inspiration which I can refer back to as needed.

With this Thanksgiving approaching, I decided to get it out and read some of the ideas I’ve saved.

I was surprised at how much of the information I’ve put into practice.

It’s been a blessing.

I’m very thankful to God for His gift of this book which helps me organize my Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Yet, I think there’s a far greater blessing to be found and it’s not in my scrapbook.

God’s Word is the greatest book of all time.

It’s filled with practical advice on everything I deal with daily: attitudes, choices, relationships, perspective,…

It’s truly an engaging read with stories of sorrow, victory, oppression, redemption, trials, blessings, miracles, and love.

Looking back, my time has been used well in my efforts to organize and plan, but an abundance of blessings come from time spent in the Word of God.

One is temporary and the other is eternal.

Luke 11:28 KJV — But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your blessings. Thank You for teaching me to be organized and productive. Thank You for Your Word which gives me clear direction. Thank You for Your truth. Thank You for salvation. Lord, You are great and Your Word is perfect. Please help me apply Your truths daily. I love You, Jesus. Amen.


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