Christmas Carols and more!

Hey Everyone!

This week we don’t have a weekly verse, my mom decided that it wasn’t realistic to try to memorize a new verse this week, because I don’t know about you, but we are going semi-crazy getting ready for Christmas. I have no idea how I am going to have everything done in time! Every time I finish a project I feel so much closer to being done, until I think about what I still have left.

I wanted to share several of my favorite Christmas carols, so here you go!

Let It Snow Sarah Reeves

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Man it doesn’t show signs of stoppin’
And I brought me some corn for poppin’
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss good-night
How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

And the fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we’re still good-bye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, and snow

When we finally kiss good-night
How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you really grab me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

Oh the fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we’re still good-bye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I didn’t ever really enjoy this song until I heard Sarah Reeves’s version! Now I am kinda obsessed with it. 😀

Another beautiful beeswax candle photo.

O Holy NightLauren Daigle

Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world, in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine, oh night, when Christ was born
Oh night divine, oh night, oh night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name, all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy, in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name
Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine, oh night, when Christ was born
Oh night divine, oh night, oh night divine

Christ is the Lord, O praise His name forever
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim
Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine, oh night, when Christ was born
Oh night divine, oh night, oh night divine

I LOVE O Holy Night! It might be my absolute favorite Christmas carol! So putting my favorite Christmas carol and my one of my favorite singer together is just amazing!

Our nativity set or as my little sister calls it our “activity set”.

How Great Thou ArtPentatonix (feat. Jennifer Hudson)

Oh Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout, the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art (how great Thou art)
How great Thou art (how great Thou art)
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee, oh to Thee
How great Thou art (how great Thou art)
How great Thou art

When through the woods oh, and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze

Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee (then sings my soul)
How great Thou art (how great Thou art)
How great Thou art (how great Thou art)
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art (how great Thou art)
How great Thou art (Great Thou art)

When Christ shall come
With shouts of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart (shall fill my heart)
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration (adoration)
And then proclaim, “My God, how great Thou art”

Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art (How great Thou art)
How great Thou art (How great Thou art)
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art 
How great Thou art 
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

I love Pentatonix and especially this song!

Well, I guess that is all for this post! I am not exactly sure when I will be posting next other then my BIBPC #6 picture for this week, but I should be posting again soon!

What is your favorite Christmas carol? Do you have a favorite Christmas album?

I would love to hear from you in the comments!!

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BIBPC #6: Category 2

Hey Everyone!

First of all I am sorry that I was not able to do a Christmas themed post! I got sick and just wasn’t able to do it. I am thinking that in place of my weekly verse post this Monday/Tuesday I might do a Christmas themed post. We will see if I can pull it off!

I am SO excited to post my second BIBPC picture! A lot of thought went into my picture, and I hope you can tell! It was very difficult to figure out how to put the picture together using Megan’s words, but I did it (mostly)!

BIBPC #6 Team Bear

Without further ado………….my picture and an explanation:

Megan gave us these words: carols, celebrate, chill, candy canes, chestnuts, candle and cards, and we had to use at least three of them. I managed to use six, I just couldn’t find anything for chestnuts.

Anyway, the candles, cards, carols and candy canes are pretty self explanatory, right? I used the red plate, purple napkin and the lights for celebrate and the resting animals for chill.

Do you like this picture or the first picture better? Do think that the animals are chill enough and the plate and napkin celebratory enough? I would love to hear from you in the comments!!!

P.S. My team (Team Bear) won the first category! I hope we win the second one, too!

Weekly Verse #14

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Happy second week of Advent! We lit our second candle for the first time last night! My little siblings are glad that two of them can blow out the candles at a time (there was much fighting over who got  to blow the candle out last week)! I cannot believe that we only have two weeks until Christmas! I have no idea how I am going to get all my presents ready by then!

I love how crisp this picture looks.
Beautiful sun!
Isn’t is cool how you can see the flames merging?!

Our verse:

Luke 1.52,53

God has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; God has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.

Does anything stand out to you in this verse? I love how it says that God will fill the hungry with good things!

I will be posting my second BIBPC #6 picture soon! I also am planning on posting a Christmas themed post.

I would love to hear from you all in the comments!!!!!!!!!!

BIBPC #6: COZY

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I am so excited to be posting my first BIBPC #6 entry! Thank you, Megan for hosting this wonderful contest! I really enjoyed thinking of ideas for this picture, I can’t wait for the next category!

BIBPC #6 Team Bear
I am apart of Team Bear! 

Here is my picture for the COZY category!

My little brother reading a book in a chair. It didn’t turn out exactly as I hoped, oh well.

Do you like the picture? Do you think he looks cozy?

Weekly Verse #13

Hey Everyone!

I am sorry that this is a day late! I am going to keep this post short and I will be  posting again tomorrow or Thursday as well as on Friday!

I am participating in BIBPC #6! It is a photography contest that Megan came up with!! I am thrilled to be able to be apart of it! I will be posting the pictures I take for the contest!

Isn’t it beautiful how you can see the foggy mist?
My mom is letting me use her camera some, now and I am really enjoying getting to take better pictures! Can’t you see the difference?
More beautiful foggy mist!

Our verse for this week is:

Luke 1.68,69

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. God has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David.

Advent started on Sunday! I absolutely LOVE Advent! Almost every night our whole family gathers in our living room and we sing christmas carols, read Bible stories, and the candles! For the rest of Advent our weekly verses will mostly likely be Advent themed.

How was your weekend? Does your family do anything for Advent?

Thank you for reading this!!! 

See You Tuesday!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted the past few days! I’ve been busy and haven’t been able to write a blog post I’m excited about. I will be posting again on Tuesday! 

See you then!

Weekly Verse #12

Hey Everyone!

I’ve taken more pictures out of the window by my desk and by our mailbox and I want to share them with you. 😀

Can you see the turkeys? Look closely! 😀
Isn’t the sky so beautiful! I will never ever get tired of looking at the sky and taking pictures of the sky!
Another beautiful sky picture!

Our verse for this week is:

Psalm 119.9

How can young people keep their way pure?

By guarding it according to Your word.

I love how easy this verse makes keeping your way pure seem. It is a wonderfully simple answer to a difficult question. 

What stands out to you from this verse? Do you have a favorite psalm? Any prayer requests?

Thank you for reading this!