Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

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Merry Christmas, Friends!

 

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We enjoy the holiday season and the decorating we get to do.

Penny and her little kitty helped to shape the grapevine wreaths, and then to wrap on the evergreen branches and crabapple berries from our yard.

 

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 A festive place for viewing a beautiful day.

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We celebrate Nativity, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ as God became man to live among us, and make it possible so we could come live with Him.

Mom was recently remembering this song from her college days…

HE’S EVERYTHING TO ME

In the stars His handiwork I see,

On the wind He speaks with majesty,

Tho He ruleth over land and sea,

What is that to me?

I will celebrate Nativity,

for it has a place in history

Sure, He came to set His people free

What is that to me?

Till by faith I met Him face to face

and I felt the wonder of his grace

Then I knew that He was more

than just a God who didn’t care

That lived a way out there

And now He walks beside

me day by day,

Ever watching o’r me lest I stray,

Helping me to find that narrow way

He’s Everything To Me.

Words and music by Ralph Carmichael

 

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“From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another.”

John 1:16

 

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 Merry Christmas from Penny and me!

These pictures were taken by Thabeh, sharing her home’s decorations with us,

~with a few Christmas cards and carols added by me.

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Bethlehem

 
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
 
For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth! 
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth…
 
– Phillip Brooks

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O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;
 
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exaltation!
O sing, all ye bright hosts of heaven above;
Glory to God, all  glory in the highest;
 
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
 
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
 
– Latin Hymn, 18th Century
 

O come

 

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♪♫♪  “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
         The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head…”  ♪♫♪

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Messiah

 
Jesus is coming to earth again, What if it were today?
Coming in power and love to reign, What if it were today?
Coming to claim his chosen Bride,  All the redeemed and purified,
Over this whole earth scattered side, What if it were today?
 
Glory, glory! Joy to my heart ’twill bring;
Glory, glory! When we shall crown Him Kin;
Glory, glory! Haste to prepare the way;
Glory, glory! Jesus will come some day.
 
~Leila N. Morris

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