Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas

My mom had a special treat for me at her last visit.
Some books that she no longer wanted to keep,
but knew that I would love to have.

Leisure Arts Presents "The Spirit of Christmas"
Creative Holiday Ideas Books

Thirteen books in all, full of





Perfect for planning Christmas.
And I always start on November 1st! :-)
Supper Menus
November 2nd-7th

chicken sandwiches, french fries, baked beans, coleslaw
jalapeno chicken enchiladas, mexicorn, pinto beans
tortellini with pasta sauce, salad
saucy chicken sandwiches, potato chips, pickle spears
out for supper
savory beef sandwiches

Sunday Songs

~Give Me the Bible~

Give me the Bible, star of gladness gleaming,
To cheer the wand’rer lone and tempest tossed;
No storm can hide that radiance peaceful beaming,
Since Jesus came to seek and save the lost.

Give me the Bible, holy message shining;

Thy light shall guide me in the narrow way;
Precept and promise, law and love combining,
Till night shall vanish in eternal day.

Give me the Bible, when my heart is broken,
When sin and grief have filled my soul with fear;
Give me the precious words by Jesus spoken,
Hold up faith’s lamp to show my Savior near.


Give me the Bible, all my steps enlighten,
Teach me the danger of these realms below;
That lamp of safety o’er the gloom shall brighten,
That light alone the path of peace can show.


Give me the Bible, lamp of life immortal,
Hold up that splendor by the open grave;
Show me the light from Heaven’s shining portal,
Show me the glory gilding Jordan’s wave.


Words by Priscilla J. Owens
Music by Edmund. S. Lorenz

This is one of my very, very favorites.



"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."

~ Clyde Watson