Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019....

On this first Sunday after Christmas....and the final Sunday for 2019....may hope, joy, love, and peace surround you!  Special blessings to all!

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women is Uruguay.  Children at Risk.  Teaching children to achieve a healthy life and prevent abuse reaffirming their well-being.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019....

The Mission Focus of the United Methodist Women on this date is Tanzania.  Angel House Orphanage and School.  Caring for orphaned and abandoned children by educating a faithful, self-sufficient generation.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, peace, and love on this Third Sunday of Advent.  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019....

The Mission Focus of the United Methodist Women is South Sudan.  South Sudan Shalom Ministry.  Bringing hope to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Sudan.

On this second Sunday of Advent, may hope and joy surround you!  Special blessings to all!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday's beginning....

How are you beginning this St. Nicholas Day?  Have you surprised someone with a small gift? Gold covered chocolate coins, a clementine, a cookie?  What a special treat that would be!

I'm beginning my day with coffee, just a little cream today.  It's time to be about all the preparations of the season, and I definitely have lots left to do from my to-do list!

I'm being helped by these designs by Susan Branch, also dated 2003.  She has such a way of making the season merry!

Choose joy today!  Merry wishes to all!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This day...

....was made for Cookie Monster!  Did you know that today is National Cookie Day?

After having to be away earlier in the day, it was late afternoon/early evening before I was able to spend some time working on something appropriate for celebrating this special day.

The Merry Christmas serving plate is a Susan Branch design dated 2003 on the back.  It was one of the finds on that outlet mall shopping trip a number of years ago.

Do you have your cookies ready for this day?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

For Tuesday....

How did you spend this day?  For me, it was a day to be out and about in all the activity.  That did include lunch with a group from church, so there was a slower pace for a little while.

Now, it seems fitting to begin the evening with a relaxing cup of hot chocolate, topped with homemade whipped cream and accented with a peppermint stick!  Once again, Susan Branch has designed the perfect mug for enjoying this delicious drink!  Also, the tea towel is one of her designs.

Someone has asked me how long I've had these mugs (the one from yesterday was one of a set of four), and I'm not really sure.  I know that the date on the bottom is 2003, and I remember finding them in a shop in an outlet mall.  I was thrilled to discover them!

There were some other finds on that shopping trip, and I will be featuring them in the days ahead.

Enjoy your evening!

Monday, December 2, 2019

December already!

December 2019 is here already!  Wow!  How did we reach this point this quickly!

It is a fact that the coming weeks will pass like the blink of an eye.  Do you have a hectic, crazy schedule?  Remember to take time for yourself in all the busy times.  Self care is vital, and I'm taking a break in the mundane chore of laundry.  Why don't you stop what you're doing and join me in a calming cup of tea?

This is a Susan Branch design from times appropriate for the season!  Relax, and enjoy the beauty!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

This is the first Sunday in Advent.

The first candle is the candle of Hope!

May Hope surround you on this day.
The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women is Sierra Leone.  Sierra Leone Water and Development Ministry.  Providing clean water, medical care, education and spiritual inspiration for the community.