"The virgin will be with child and will give birth so a son, and they will call him Immanuel - which means, 'God with us'." 
Matthew 1:23
Praying Immanuel will dwell in our hearts richly this week,
that our focus remain on Him
as we prepare for and participate in
 this Christmas season.
A season of love
and of hope.
*Due to a power outage in our area I missed Giving Thanks Friday but will be back next week doubly thankful!)



  1. So beautiful, Mandy! Just like your spirit!! :)

  2. Loving your Christmas ornaments! It gets dark where I am at 4:30 in the afternoon, and with the Christmas tree lit up it is so much easier to reflect on why we celebrate this season. Thanking Jesus for being a light in the dark!

  3. This is beautiful! Love stopping by.

  4. Hello, my dear Mindy! You are always so faithful in leaving delightful comments on my blog - thank you, sweet friend! I always love hearing from you.

    This post is simply beautiful and put a big smile on my face :) "A season of love and of hope." Amen! My heart rejoices over our Savior being born - what a precious gift!

    I hope you are warm and safe! Hugs and blessings to you!

  5. i love the seaside tree :) my heart is open wide for Him!!!! xoxo

  6. Hello Mindy :)

    Your photo is so beautiful, but even more beautiful is your prayer. Yes and Amen! May we all focus on His beautiful Gift and not be distracted by the season.

    Thank you for stopping by :)
    Hugs, Sharon

  7. I am glad to have found your blog and will be back often.

  8. Boy, it is sure hard to maintain during this season, isn't it? I went shopping today with my sisters and came home so glad that I don't have to do that again. It made me sad to see people searching for gifts that will probably be thrown in a corner and forgotten an hour after they are given. May I keep my eyes on the real "gift" of Christmas.

  9. The joy of Christmas because of Immanuel so I'm agree with you that this season is about love and hope.
    The picture is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Mindy! You put the right attitude on this week of preparation for Christmas. May my heart be prepped as diligently as my home. Love this.

  11. This made me smile so much, Mindy, because my nephew's name is Emmanuel. The picture is beautiful and your words are stirring. Thank you!