Sunday, December 23, 2012


Dear Friends...

Today is the Sunday before Christmas and I'm excited about attending church with my family for both the early morning and candlelight evening services.  I love singing all the old Christian Christmas Hymns and hearing the choir sing special holiday music.  I love hearing our Pastor speak and I always feel honored to partake in Communion.

I love Christmas and everything about it.

I love the baubles, bangles and beads and even the hustle and bustle that goes along with hunting down and choosing the perfect gifts for those I love.  I love the decorations and the sparkling lights and the hanging of the greens.  Mostly though, I love celebrating the birthday of my personal Savior, Jesus Christ.

I have all of what I need.  I hunger only for more of Him.

I have so much to be grateful for this year.  God has been so good to me and I'm thankful and so appreciative of His blessings.  I'm not quite sure just where He is leading me right now...but I'm trusting Him with my future days just the same.  I know He has placed a hunger deep inside my heart for something new, something different, I just can't put my finger on just what that is! I said I'm asking Him to lead me as I seek His purpose and direction for my life.

In early January I'm on track to begin my 5th year of blogging and honestly, at this moment, I believe I've shared all I can and all I know.  With both my hands scheduled for surgery on the 28th I'm hoping by the time I'm healed up (sure to be a few weeks plus!) I'll feel better about where I am, where I've been and where I am going.

While at church this morning I'll be praying for you!  May your Christmas be beautiful and your New Year blessed.

I wish for you good things and promise to share more soon.

Love to you...


Unknown said...

Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers for a wonderful Christmas with your family, Faith finding (or I should say the increase in faith that you are looking for). Not sure if I worded that right??? Also prayers that your surgery is very successful and you will be back to painting soon. Merry Christmas. Hugs, Teresa

Bente said...

I wish you and yours a beautiful christmas.

Julie Marie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family dear friend... and prayers that all goes well with your surgery and you heal quickly... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Rebecca, you two are a beautiful couple. I'll be praying for you that your hand operations are successful and that you will recuperate quickly.
Merry Christmas,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope you will be right back here with us. I could listen to your stories all day long. I pray that you have a speedy recovery and that your hands will be even better than before.

Once again wishing you a very Merry Christmas, my friend.

Love you much...



Unknown said...

I agree with you Rebecca on God's goodness, He is amazing! You are an inspiration to so many of us and I agree with others on your quick recovery from surgery. You will be missed over the next few weeks! Merry Christmas and blessings, Christy

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Merry Christmas, Dearest Rebecca! to you and your family. Seeking God's will in your life will always turn out somewhat a miracle and you are in for good times! I always fall back on Jeremiah 29 at times like this because it makes God's will a promise of something good in your life, even thought during the "seeking process" things can be a little confusing at times. You are such a dear and I have enjoyed all of your posts and even some of your homemade goodness. Whatever path you travel down, I have been blessed to know you. Much love, Judy from AZ

Anne said...

Rebecca I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog! You are a beautiful person inside and out! I have enjoyed reading as you have shared parts of yourself and family too. You are so talented too! Praying for you as you go into your surgery for healing.Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Mouse said...

the 28th is a good day for surgery as it is my birthday :) hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very merry Crafty new year too :) love mouse xxxx

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Rebecca! God bless you and I pray you'll do well with your hands surgeries. God is so faithful and I know He'll guide you to where He wants you to be. You've always been a blessing to me.
Shelia :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Good luck on your surgery, I know all will go well, have your hubby type a few lines and let us know how you are doing! Have the merriest Christmas,thank you for your friendship and sharing life's ride with me


NanaDiana said...

Rebecca- Christ's blessings to you and your family during this holy Christmas Season. You know that I am praying for you and I know that when one door starts closing another starts opening.

My hope (for my selfish purposes) is that God leads you right back to blogland...but if he doesn't I know that you will bless anyone your life and heart touches. You are a very special woman and I am so glad to know you- xo Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I'm enjoying one more year your lovely pillow. Will post it again tomorrow with mention of you!
Rest up and be relaxed for the 28th and remember; this is routine surgery. Don't worry be happy as soon your golden hands will feel like way before!
Hugs to you,

Michele said...

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Merry Christmas,
Pearl 13.1

White Lace and Promises said...

God Bless you, my friend.

One of the joys of this year, as I reflect,has been getting to know you and share so much. You are blessing to me and each word that you share via blog or email is an inspiration.

Take care of those hands-therein lies your art! Love you, bless you, and
Merry Christmas,

Jacoba said...

Merry Christmas, Rebecca.
Happy Holidays for you and your family!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thank you so much for your sweet prayers. May God continue to watch over you as you have your surgery and answer his call for the future.
Wising you a happy and blessed new year!

Barb said...


You will feel better after the healing time. You have a big load to bear right now and surely it takes its toll.

I think I understand about the years of blogging and the sharing. That is why I had to take a three month break and start again. I was completely stalled out!

Sending prayers for you and love.


Carolyn said...

Hi Rebecca, I hope your Christmas was beautiful and full of blessings to your heart in worship and praises of our newborn King!

Somehow I get the feeling you are leaving blogland. I read this post a couple of days ago and I got that feeling then too. Quickly I walked away from the computer, not liking this thought. But I again got the same vibe just now reading this. I will be praying that God gives you clear direction as you work through what tomorrow is to be. In the meantime, I pray for successful surgery and quick recovery. Just know you will be missed, my dear. And just an fyi, your posts are always interesting no matter the content...whether it is deep or simple as a thought of a bird outside the doesn't matter. Your blog is like a note from a girlfriend and always looked forward to.

God bless you, Rebecca!
xoxo Carolyn

Shirley said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Rebecca. I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will be there with you every step of the way. He has been here for our long journey that is far from being over. Hugs and Prayers are coming your way from your Missouri Friend.

Maria Elena said...

Just learned about your surgery over at Diana's blog. May God watch over you as you have your surgery and I wish you a quick recovery. God Bless!

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Rebecca,
I think God is placing within his children, a hunger that is deeper than we have ever known. It is to prepare us for what is to come. I am reading, praying, and absorbing his word. It is like I have an urgency, that I cannot learn fast enough.
I am praying as I type for a total healing for you...I am praying for the surgeon, the OR staff and for you to have a peace that is beyond and above any peace you have known...the LORD'S PEACE. His angels will encamp around you. You are blessed going in the surgery door and blessed going out the door and back to your room.
To tell you the truth...I did not want to come back to blogging but the LORD INSISTED....I argued and told the Lord he would have to help me as I was having extreme trouble with google...the LORD did, praise God and he told me he would draw the people to read what HE DIRECTED ME TO WRITE...and what I write will become a Book of that would be a miracle
I will help you Rebecca in any way I can...why are they doing both hands at the same time and what are they doing...what long will your hospital stay be
you can delete this after you read it
love to you and God's grace, mercy, and peace and may you heal at a rate so fast, they will say, surely, this is a miracle

bj said...

Coming over from Nana Diana's to wish your good luck with the surgery.
Sending prayers.....
xo bj

Ron said...

Prayers your way, Rebecca! xo

Debby said...

Hi. I am a friend of Diana's. Good luck with your surgery. I hope the healing time goes quickly for you.

Donna said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thinking of you and your upcoming surgery. Praying for a quick and complete recovery! Hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. And I understand what you mean about blogging. Bless you, in whatever path you decide to take!

Susan said...

Rebecca, I hope your surgery goes well. I just found you via Nana Diana's blog. Having blogged myself for five years, I can relate to the feelings you are having. I do hope that God leads you in a fashion that will still include blogging. There is so much to be shared in this way and you never know who's life you may touch. Keep praying about it and all will be well. Take care, Susan

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Sending love and prayers, Rebecca. I hope your surgery goes well and you regain your strength and direction quickly. I will be thinking about you.

Nonnie said...

I am visiting via Nana Diana's blog and her asking for prayer for you. Praying knowing that God's hand will be upon your surgeon's hands as they touch yours, for a successful surgery and complete healing and recovery.

Unknown said...

I'm praying you will have a successful surgery and a fast recovery!

ShabbyESP said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca,
My thoughts and prayers are for you as you have your surgery. I wish wonderful things for you in the New Year.
I hope to see your beautiful smile here in blog land in the near future.
Much love,
Suzann ~xoxo~

Dewena said...

Best wishes and prayers for a quick recovery. There can be blessings during it as you have time for reflection and time to "listen."

Anonymous said...

I am keeping you in prayer asking the Lord my Savior to give you a fast recovery.Yes indeed. So your a friend of Nana. Wow she is a wonderful lady. I enjoy her blogs and her picture posts and humour. And yes her Sweet Cheeks Granddaughter.

I am going to add myself to your friend list if you have one here. I love your blog and all you have in it with pictures and your stories.

Wow those Christmas stockings are beautiful you made. Wow you got in the mail that French bread as a Christmas extra Delight. Never thought we could do that or recive such a thing as food. Now I know. Yes it would be pretty pricey. What a wonderful present to you from your daughter French Bread from Paris.Wow! Your sewing here and lace and painted roses is awesome talent.

God Bless Sister in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Happy New Year coming and all blessings from the lord and his healing for 2013.

Carol Ann

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are such a beautiful lady and good friend. I am keeping you in my prayers for your surgery. Sending you some extra hugs! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do! Sweet hugs, Diane

NanaNor's said...

Dear Rebecca, Just stopping by to tell you that I am asking the Lord to guide the surgeons hands tomorrow and for a very speedy recovery so you can be back here very soon. Girl, you always uplift and inspire-so don't think you won't have anything to share. I love your heart and passion for the Lord and share the same desire as you do.
May peace cover you and yours in the coming days!
Love, Noreen

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Happy New Year! and I will be praying for you and your upcoming surgery. I came over from Nana Diana's - and she was right - you have a very gorgeous blog! Blessings to you!

Jen said...

Sending you belated birthday wishes! I'll keep you in my prayers that your surgery is successful and a speedy recovery!
Take care


Gert said...

Oh dear Rebecca, you are such a wonderful blogger and I know you'll have lots to blog about next year. Amazing, what pops up almost everyday in everyone's life!

Just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during your surgery and recovery.


Debbiedoos said...

Best wishes to you dear lady! You are going to heal and recuperate quickly. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hey girlfriend, good luck on your surgery tomorrow, I honestly know everything will be find! Wishing you a pain free quick recovery!


Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Rebecca, I pray that your surgery goes well and that your recovery will be easy and quick! Positive thoughts to you as well as you seek answers to your questions and the direction you will go towards during the coming year! Know that you are precious to so many and a blessing to know! Take care and I look forward to your updates! Hugs, Leena

Unknown said...

Praying for you today, sweet Rebecca. God is with you. Prayer candles lit in my foyer. I will whisper prayers for you throughout the day.


Praying that your surgery went PERFECT and that the Lord will heal your hands quickly and competely!

Linda said...

Hello Rebecca,
Prayers for you and your family from Canada that your surgery is successful and you are able to do again what you love.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Carolyn said...

Rebecca, been praying and still praying for a smooth and fast recovery. Hoping your dear hubby can give all of us girlfriends an update! :D xoxo Carolyn

Unknown said...

I hoe all went well with your surgery. God bless!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Hi Rebecca,

I just wanted to stop by and say I was thinking of you. I hope your operation went well and that you are doing well with your recovery.

Happy New Year,
Amy Jo

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Happy, happy New Year dear girlie... I trust you've zipped right through the surgery and are feeling just dandy. I had my right wrist done and my only regret is not having both of them done at the same time. It healed very quickly and the pain was minimal...

Hugs to you!


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