Hello everyone! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog!” I hope that you are enjoying this Christmas season…and I pray that we all will truly allow our hearts to be the nativity, where Jesus resides and works within us!
Lately, I have been trying to squeeze in a Christmas project…here and there around the home. It seems like every Christmas, I tell my husband Keith that I’m going to do less and less, while I end up thinking about new projects I can create, with what I have in storage.
One thing I guess you should know about me; is that God has not only blessed me, with the gift to write for Him; but He has also blessed me completely…even in the little things I do around the house. For example…I just love to take a recipe and turn it into something completely different…and I guess it turns out good because Keith always says that my version is better than the original recipe.
Anyways…lately, I have wanted to work on a project, which I finally completed yesterday. Over our fireplace, I have designed a beautiful large picture, with a collage of photos depicting the life of Jesus. To start out…I had this beautiful framed mirror, which I had no place for; so I took another picture frame, with the same wood tone of the mirror and glued it into the mirror. Then I took some beautiful photos of Jesus…which are some of my favorites and attached them within the inner picture frame. Never did I know, when I started this project; that the final work would be in the shape of a cross…because I also took some wood tone contact paper and inlayed it, between the photos. Anyways…it turned out beautiful!
After having this large beautifully framed project of mine on the wall…I’ve always wanted to do some special kind of lighting; that would really bring it to life…so this is where the project really took off! I had a fiber optic angel, and the motor had given way and had fallen out, from underneath her; so I displayed the angel on top of an armoire, with a plant and another angel…and then I took the motor and fixed it up on a little stand and set it below the picture, on the fireplace mantel…where I also have pine…pinecones and other lodge items…and believe it or not, it looks like a little lamp up there…amazing…and when it’s turned on…all I can say; is that it’s really beautiful! As the wheel on the fiber optic motor turns…each photo, on the cross shape of the portrait is being illuminated and brought to life.
You know…with the tiredness and the pain I experience…along with a busy schedule, I can find it difficult to accomplish even a small project like this; but one thing God has taught me in my life…and that is to pursue…and never give up, until I have found the answer I’m looking for. Now, I have a beautifully decorated portrait, for Jesus’ birthday! Happy Birthday Jesus!
No matter what we face in our lives…we can find it so easy to give up and give into life; but one thing I want you to know…you will never find the answers to your questions, by sitting in the midst of a broken path, while starring into the face of adversity. Instead of giving into your problems…let God show you the way that can keep you going; so the temptation of giving up won’t be there to haunt you. One thing I know…and I continue to experience…is that we can truly do ALL things, through Christ who strengthens us…so keep pressing on!
Well…I’ve really enjoyed shooting the breeze with you today…and I truly pray that your day will be blessed from above! Take care and I will look forward to another visit with you tomorrow!
Blessings on your day!
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