by Michelle Boddie | Jan 13, 2017 | Michelle's Top Favorites, Quotes
I can see the Creator’s gifts of
Creativity, Artistry, Genius Design, Functional Beauty, Artisanal Craftsmanship
in the inventions humans classify/identify as Christmas Decor (originally created
to celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus into His Earth as a human baby).
Each invention of Christmas Decor is made from, created from, material and skills provided by
the Creator to humans, for our benefit. Therefore, when those inventions are made using Creator’s gifts of Creativity, Artistry, Genius Design, Functional Beauty and Artisanal Craftsmanship for what’s designated as the Christmas Season, those inventions cause me to think fondly of the Creator & His Blessings! The Blessings I think of are Christ Jesus, His prosperity of the body, the soul & household wealth, plus all He created and established for humans to enjoy; His excellence. To me these Blessings are part of the prospering ambiance of Christmas and the inventions classified as Christmas Decor inspire remembrance of those Blessings. From my perspective the excellence of the Christmas Decor is an appreciation of His excellence.
Note: Christmas Decor = Trees, Wreaths, Garlands, & other Evergreens (represent His Eternal Presence) Pine Cones (Beauty in Creation), Lanterns (represent His Light) Ornaments (Beauty), Table Settings & Dinnerware (Beauty), Fabric/Ribbon, Art, Nativity Statues, Animals/Deer (His Creatures), Snowflakes & Snow-People (represent His Snow)
by Michelle Boddie | Dec 12, 2016 | Bedrooms, Christmas Decor, Lighting, Michelle's Top Favorites, Trees: miniature / short, Wreaths
This bedrooms furniture. bed linens, drapes and other furnishings are beautifully complimented by the custom tree, pine cone wreath, pear-like window lights and vintage crystal ornaments on the crystal chandelier. I would set my lights via a timer so that I could enjoy their glow and twinkling for 15 to 20 minutes after getting into bed!
by Michelle Boddie | Aug 16, 2015 | Christmas Decor, Indoor - Interior, Nativity, Trees: tall
Hello, Everyone! It’s August, a beautiful month with a royal name. As I write this post, I can see my gorgeous, evergreen Christmas wreath with beautiful ornaments and battery-operated lights, hanging on my office wall, just beyond my desk. I’ve kept it up, beyond December, the traditional season for such decor. Why do I have this evergreen wreath up, year-round, beyond December? I keep this evergreen wreath up because I enjoy focusing on the bliss of Christmas, year-round!
Yes, the traditional Christmas season is months away, yet many of us carry the Spirit of Christmas with us every day! Our daily lives have the presence of that uplifting, soothing ambiance because of Christ’s Spirit being with us. We have Emmanuel with us. (He’s also identified as the ‘God’, the ‘Universe’ & the ‘Creator’ of the universe, including humans.). Of course, having the Spirit of Christmas each day means we are kind and charitable at home, at work, in business, as we shop, as we run errands, as we dine out and in all other interactions daily, and every month. Consequently, living this way brings great joy to others and ourselves!
As in the traditional season/month of December, placing a beautifully-decorated Christmas tree or other evergreens such as a wreath or garland, on display, is a symbol of His ‘evergreen’, ever-present Spirit. This is why ‘Christmas All Year, It’s Ever Christmas’ resonates with so many people. We are enjoying ‘The Gift’ of Christ’s Spirit, all year, far over and beyond the delightful gifts we receive and give to each other. So, if you all have some form of Christmas decor displayed so that you (and others) can see it and enjoy it all year, we are kindred spirits in this!
by Michelle Boddie | Jul 12, 2014 | Quotes
“It is Christmas every time you
let GOD love others through you.”
~ Mother Teresa