Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmastide

I need to
thank you.

I need to tell you how much I appreciate
your friendship and encouragement,
your prayers and support,
your love and generosity,

and your inspiration.

I truly believe that God led me to the blogging world
as a way of melding me with some amazing relationships
with fellow sisters-in-Christ ~
who not only have an appreciation for the beautiful world around them,
but for creating peaceful and meaningful atmospheres in their homes.

 Thank you.

You are treasured.

~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ 

“God carries in His heart the fulfillment 
to all the desires He has placed within yours.”

May the desires of your heart be fulfilled beyond comprehension this joyful Christmas season.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…
that whoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Merry Christmas!

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  1. You are treasured as well Laurie. Merry Christmas!
    Your sister in Christ,

  2. Hugs to you Laurie ~ You are a cherished friend~ I cant wait til we can meet up one day! :) You are so talented,sweet,kind,compassionate and such a blessing to our blogging community~ Merry Christmas! xoxo Rachel

  3. Merry Christmas Laurie! You are such an inspiration to me. So glad I found your place over here. xoxo ~Lili

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you, too, Laurie. God bless you and your hubby and extended family during this Holy Season. xo Diana

  5. merry christmastide to you too. You are welcome at my table anytime...or Sea Cottage. One day when my cottage becomes an empty nest I want to make two of the rooms pretty for people to come stay if they I won't be so lonely. Kind of like a bed and breakfast. Wouldn't that be fun! I'm sure some of the beautiful ladies in our blogging community would want to. I will bake homemade scones to go with tea and coffee.

  6. A very merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours, Laurie!...hugs...Debbie

  7. What a wonderful post... Have a very merry Christmas!!

  8. I want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year . Hugs Karina

  9. Wishing you the most blessed Christmas!
    Big hugs- Tete

  10. ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´Merry Christmas Laurie!!¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·´xo paula:)

  11. We wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours. hugs LINDA

  12. Dear Laurie ,
    I wish you all the joy, hope and wonder of this magical season ! Merry Christmas to you and your family !

  13. Laurie,
    Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas! Your blog is truly a blessing.

  14. Merry Christmas Laurie, I wish you and yours a wonderful day and a year filled with great happiness and good health. If you should see Debbie, hug her for me. Thank you, Smiles to all, Susie (She Junks)

  15. Such a beautiful post! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. Laurie, I am so glad to have met you through the blogworld! You are such a sweet person, and sister in Christ too! May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
    Your friend,
    Maria ~Rusty Hinge

  17. Your post is lovely and has special meaning. Merry Christmas to you and a bright New year.

  18. Bedankt lieverd voor je gezelligheid steun en liefde van het afgelopen jaar......liefs van

    Thanks my darling for your fun loving and support over the past from


    Fijne Kerstdagen,
    Merry Christmas,
    Glaedelig Jul,
    Merry Christmas,
    Joyeux Noel,
    God Jul,

  19. Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases. You are a blessing to us as well. :o) In Christ, Trish

  20. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

  21. Beautiful post Sister in Christ :)
    It is through him that has lead us down a path that we meet in a journey of blogging no matter how far apart we are the Lord sends us on the right path nudging us all to meet up I am certian of it.

    On these grounds, through these experiences, we seek, and God reveals and continues to reveal His faithfulness and unending love!
    Like the wise men from long ago… Through blessings and blows, we journey to find the One we celebrate even now. The journey, as the “star in the east”, directs us to the Christ who committed His love long before the beginning of time it is through him we have met up and find sisterly love.

    Blessings my sweet friend
    Merry Christ-mas

  22. May the God filled light of Christmas and His redeeming grace shine on you and your home in the new year to come

    Merry Christmas from our house to yours.


  23. merry christmas!!! greetings from angie (germany)

  24. wishing you and yours a wonderful xmas!!

  25. Joyeux Noel, Laurie! Looking forward to your 2012 posts. Your sister in Christ, Kim

  26. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a blelated Christmas! Thank you for this wonderful post!

  27. I have a nativity tree in my living room. It blesses me as I unwrap each ornament and place them on the tree...each time my grandchildren ask, "Can we talk about the tree. I don't, however, have this ornament and really, that's the best part of the Christmas story -- that He came and brought light into the darkness.


  28. what a gorgeous post, laurie.

    christ is born! and i celebrate with you in spirit in the land of blog!

    joy to you in the new year.


  29. belated wishes to you for a beautiful holiday season laurie. i so enjoy your blog and all the beauty you show us.



  30. Gorgeous picture on that post! Just happened by and wow! Enjoyed it. Hope you are having a very merry Christmas season and May God bless you above and beyond all you can ask or imagine this new year.

  31. Great post Laurie! It has been such a blessing to me to find your blog this year. Thank you for your kindness and inspiration!

    Take care,

  32. Dear Laurie, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Sorry I've been a stranger :)

  33. Greetings and Merry Christmas from the BEACH!

    That was a very sweet and heartfelt post :)

    thank you for alwaysvisiting and commenting on my blog.
    I am going to be doing more blogging..and stopping by~!
    Coastal Nest

  34. Laurie, so glad I met you, you're a wonderful person and so kind to everyone! I have always been encouraged by your lovely comments on my blog and your support of it, as well as inspired by yours! So many pretty items you've shared with us this year, and it just keeps getting better! So thank you, my dear!

  35. Peace and love to you for the New Year ! Gail x

  36. Just found your beautiful blog. Your words were so moving...Glad I found you.

  37. What a beautiful post! Merry Christmas Laurie - I hope you had a very merry one! :) Have a lovely day & Happy New Year to you and yours!!!


  38. Wishing you a blessed, happy, healthy New Year, Laurie~
    Lisa xo

  39. Hi Laurie,

    I feel the same way about blogging. ♥

    Happy New Year!


  40. Cheers to you Laurie! Praying for a safe and joyous New Year for you and your family! oxox, tracie


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