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"Mary, Did You Know?" ~ the Story and the Song

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This song was sang at church during the Christmas play last week (the 13th). And it really got me to thinking. Did Mary know? I mean, she knew who He was, but how much of what He would go on to do did she know?  Seeing as how this song was written by my favorite comedian, I decided to share the story behind it. :) 

//The Song// Mary, did you know, that your Baby Boy
Will one day walk on water? Mary, did you know, that your Baby Boy
Will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know, that your Baby Boy
Has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered, 
Will soon deliver you. 
Mary, did you know, that your Baby Boy
Will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know, that your Baby Boy
Would calm a storm with his hand?

Did you know, that your Baby Boy
Has walked where angels trod  And when you kiss your little Baby, 
You've kissed the face of God? 
Oh, Mary, did you know?  Mary, did you know? 
The blind will see, the deaf will hear,
The dead will live again The lame will leap, the dumb will speak,
Prai…

"It's a Wonderful Life"

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It's a Wonderful Life *sigh* Just that title is perfectly Christmas, don't ya think? I hadn't seen this movie until...Christmas before last? Anyway, it's quickly became my favorite Christmas movie. :) Instead of including it in the post of Christmas movies I did Sunday, I decide to do I separate post just for this. :) Here goes! 
(We watched this movie last Saturday night and I made two whole lists of notes...so be prepared for this to get lengthy... B-))
- In the drug store. Mary: "I'm still thinking." 
Violet: "I like him."  Mary: "You like every boy."  Violet: "What's wrong with that?" (Tucker says "what is wrong with that? Especially if I'm one of the boys." LOL.) 
Aw....<3 <3 
- the strings on Uncle Billy's fingers 
- George saving Mr. Gower, the druggist, from accidentally poisoning 
"I wish I had a million dollars. Hotdog!!" 

- Quote from Annie, the Bailey's maid,: "That'…

"Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" ~ the Story and the Song

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If you do not read my other blog, click HERE see what this is all about. :) 
It has came to my attention that many of my blogger friends are not familiar with one of my favorite Christmas songs, "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem". If you are one of them, this is for you. ;)  When looking up the lyrics to this song online, I realized that they're not exactly the same as we sing at church. So below is the words to this song from our church hymnal. ;-) 
"Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem"
Verse one: Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem Shining afar through shadows dim Giving a light for those who long have gone (have gone)  And guiding the wise men on their way Unto the place where Jesus lay Beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on (shine on) 
Chorus:  **Oh beautiful star (beautiful, beautiful star) of Bethlehem (star of Bethlehem) Shine upon us until the glory dawn (glory dawn)  Oh Give us thy light to light the way Into the land of perfect day Beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on (shine on) 
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I'm thankful for....

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Here's the previously mentioned post of what I'm thankful for. I could never think of them all so I'll just do a few. :) 
I'm thankful for the flowers of summer...    Wildflower
    Lily

The colors of Autumn...
The snow of winter...
 Snow in the Christmas trees 
I'm thankful for the amazing trip we got to take this year...

Yellowstone National Park 

I'm thankful for the wonderful blessing of being able to meet an amazing girl who I'm blessed to call friend in person. :)

I'm thankful for the potter's wheel...and all the mud that it slings out (that being the reason for my clay-caked knees.) :D

I'm thankful for the chance to take classes and create beautiful pottery

I'm thankful for these lovely blossoms that come fall are delicious apples

I'm thankful for the stiff grasses that grow along the creekside (that's a great place to write, by the way!)

I'm thankful for baking and sugar and spices :) My mom was a bit concerned when I snappe…

Happy Thanksgiving! {2015}

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! :) God bless you all! 

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV
Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.  2 Corinthians 9:15 KJV
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV 
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all he lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His Name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.  Psalms 100:1-5 KJV
Tomorrow or tonight I'll finish a post of my 'I'm thankful for's. But today I'm just going to enjoy my family. :) Also look for a special post on Stories by Firefly tom…

Veterans' Day

What is Veterans Day? Many people in today's culture probably couldn't tell you. They may say something like "oh, that's the day in November when there's no school."  Wrong! Veterans Day is so much more than that. 

I wanted to write a poem for Veterans Day. I first I didn't think it was going to work out, but last night the words finally came and here it is! It's short and written in haiku. :) 
Veterans Day by Firefly
For all those who've fought,  For their selfless sacrifice,  A large debt is owed. 
Young, old  land, or sea  Bravely serving our Country They deserve our thanks. 
On this Veterans Day  Remember our troops.  Show your gratitude. 

The next time you see a soldier or marine, let them know what they're service means to you! If someone reading this served or is serving in the United States military, thank you!! Your sacrifice is appreciated. :) 
Thanks for reading! :D ~Faith

Announcement! // Catch-up on Life

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So...it's been far to long since I've posted here. Sorry!! Things have been busy, but other than that I have no excuse. :) First I'm just gonna ramble for a few minutes about...everything. ;) 

I somehow got talked into getting up at six o'clock AM and going crow-hunting with The Kid (my brother). I went all in, I guess you could say. Wore the face paint...

And the camo clothes and his outgrown waders. *rolls eyes* Yep, I'm questioning my sanity too. ;) For anyone who wants to know, no, we didn't kill any crows. :) We just sat on a tree that had fallen across the creek and ate deer jerky. Then moved to the tree hut porch for a awhile and walked home. :) 
Tree season is up and going for this year. There's been a few...difficulties. But all's well that ends well, right? ;)  This weather just doesn't seem right. I'm wearing a t-shirt and shorts on Novemeber 7th in the mountains!  Then, last night I came to the realization that it's 7 weeks to Christm…

Autumn, My Favorite Season

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Autumn...Fall... What do these words mean? To different people they mean different things, I suppose. In this post I will share with you all what Fall is to me. ;) 

Fall is wearing pants and a sweatshirt to bed beacause you refuse to shut the window just yet. 
Fall is grabbing a beautiful handmade quilt and curling up in your favorite chair to read a good book. 

Fall is lugging a box up from the basement and decorating the house with...

...scarecrows.

...leaf-shaped candles.



...and cute window clings. 
Fall is the print of leaves on the concrete. (After being gone for two weeks and then removing all the leaves that had piled up, this interesting design was discovered. ^_^) 


Fall is onions hanging up to dry. 

Fall is the beautiful pink chrysanthemums blooming in the yard.

Fall is the leaves trying to cover the large rock behind the house. 

Fall is eating your fill of candy corn, because it isn't around the rest of the year. (I take that back, it isn't supposed to be around the…