Luke 2:1-14 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not:for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
Yes, I thought I would check in as it has been a month! I appreciate that Anne checked in on me. We are fine here except for mild earthquakes! Several since Thanksgiving , then 7 on Saturday, the biggest being 3.7. There is some disagreement about that number, but anyway nothing big enough to cause damage. As we are known for tornados, not earthquakes, it is quite disquieting! The experts keep telling us it is not abnormal, but at the same time the one on Saturday was the biggest since early 1900s! Whatever! We are safe, they are just loud! We hear a big boom, and then it feels like a truck hit our house! No shaking really, just over quickly.
Enough of that. I am posting to wish you a wonderful Christmas!
Here is my ticket to the tea party ( Tea Stands For Tuesday) over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover. I hope she is still there as I haven't checked!
One of my Christmas Teapots I have out for Christmas.
This is my decoration on my craft room bulletin board.