Thursday, December 18, 2008

Its beginning to feel a lot

like Christmas!

OK so the house is still a mess and almost no presents are wrapped. But I am getting there with my Christmas services. that means I have to sit down and think about the angels and shepherds and the amazing news that God was born among us as a baby.

the weeks before Christmas I just hate all the build up and all the overwhelming sense of a train thundering towards me. but it is getting close to the stage where none of that matters and all I can do is worship in awe and wonder...
and then later on have presents and food and chocolate (which is not a food it is a medicine)

All this is why I set the Salt challenge this week as

O Holy Night

it is almost here.
the most wonderful time of the year.
not just because of the presents and the food and the family time - fun though they are.
but because, on this most holy of nights, God comes to us as one of us.
Amazing love.

I went with using a version of a Christmas card that I cased from Papercrafts a couple of years ago. I knew I wanted something quite plain.
but sparkly.
(bit like me really!)
Bazzill kraft cardstock and 3 other Bazzill's to make the stable and Little Baby Jesus. the circles are punched and the star is a QK die. the yellow cardstock had glitter glue added and so did the Thickers for the title
and here is the close up of the journalling. I just let my thoughts develop and to my great pleasure I have realised that I can turn this into the short address for the Midnight Communion service. Result!
Right, back to the choirs of angels.... Got a parade service to do for Sunday (where we have lots of kids and no sermon) and I haven't a clue what to do as yet. Except that Little Baby Jesus will figure somewhere


Kathy said...

This is wonderful, Lythan, I love the striking simplicity of your LO which really makes you focus on the meaning.

artfulstampin said...

Lovely layout! I love the strinking effect of the paper piecing juxtaposed with the detail of the writing.

Hazel said...

Such beautiful crafting, Lythan - and what you have written is just right. x

Kim said...

Lythan, I adore this layout! It's simply of my favorites! :-)

Lou said...

That does sound like my Christmas Eve address!
Great minds think alike!

Hey ho! Thanks for the christmas card, all those crowns must have been a pain.... but it was lovely.

Hope it all gets done. It will won't it, it always does!

Love and hugs!

manuela said...

wonderful layout!