Another fun thing is the release of Prince George's Christmas photos. Talk about a cute little Prince. I can just see my scrapbook expanding already. In fact, I've already had to get a second one, as the first one is so full that there is not room for a single scrap!
We're just about finished with the Christmas decorating. I'll have to take some pictures to post. We've been really busy with all kinds of things . . . cats, of course. Have seen some fabulous "new" movies (all from the 1940s and 1950s) lately, so I'll have to post those, too. Lots of cookies to bake and presents to wrap. We had beautiful snow in November (see photo below), but December has been decidedly gray, muddy and temperate. Great for the stove and the heating bills, but not much for the "White Christmas" feeling. ;) We did get all of our Operation Christmas Child boxes packed and delivered --- forty of them this year! That was some real fun. More coming soon! Merry Christmas!
I can't believe it. After thirteen years of watching and waiting, Peter Jackson's Middle Earth saga is just about to be completed. We're hoping the weather is good enough that we can make it to the theater on Wednesday. More on this subject in a few days, of course.
SAMWISE: MY HONEY-POT
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
BEATRICE: MY HONEY-BEE
Edward James Eliot
My "favorite" member of the Clapham Sect. Not very much is known about him, but what is preserved keeps a beautiful memory alive of an exemplary Christian man.
William Wilberforce Quote:
May I look to Him for wisdom and strength and the power of persuasion, and may I surrender myself to Him as to the event with perfect submission, and ascribe to Him all the praise if I succeed, and if I fail say from the heart thy will be done.
For you Jesus Christ came into the world. For you he lived and showed God’s love. For you he suffered the darkness of Calvary and cried at the last, ‘It is accomplished.’ For you he triumphed over death and rose to new life. For you he reigns at God’s right hand. All this he did for you, though you do not know it yet.
Where there is one, there is a majority of one; and when the rights of the majority take away from the rights of the one, then the many will themselves suffer.
~Henry David Thoreau~
I often think of Bag End. I miss my books, and my armchair, and my garden. You see, that's where I belong. That's home. That's why I came back, because you don't have one. A home. It was taken from you. But I will help you take it back if I can.
~ Bilbo Baggins ~
FAVORITE BOOKS & FILMS
Gone With the Wind (Mitchell)
Genesis of a Legacy (K. Ham)
Prisoner of Zenda (Hope)
Amazing Grace (2007)
Bertie & Elizabeth (2002)
Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Secondhand Lions (2003)
He was born with a gift of laughter & a sense that the world was mad.
The future is to be read with certainty only in the past. Man never changes.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE:
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE:
Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.
WINSTON CHURCHILL ON
KING GEORGE VI
"His conduct on the Throne may well be a model & a guide to constitutional sovereigns throughout the world today & also in future generations."
"For 15 years George VI was King. Never at any moment in all the perplexities at home & abroad, in public or in private, did he fail in his duties."