Thursday, December 15, 2011


~capturing the true meaning of Christmas

Jesus came as a babe
lade in a manger
 lived a sinless perfect life
took our sin upon Himself on the cross
to allow us life with Him forever
by accepting this free gift

What gift can we bring that is fit for a King?

Our love and devotion to HIM.
Praise and Thanksgiving
but, first
 our acceptance of
 Jesus, Christ as Lord & Saviour

this is what He wants for Christmas
John 3:16

Our families' hearts are heavy this Season.
My father-in-law will be spending Christmas with Jesus.
He went to be with the Lord last night.

Prayer is what others can do
 to share in the heaviness and lighten
the load for those who are hurting. 

 "It's us oh, Lord who are standing in the need of prayer"

Merry Christmas
 from our family
to yours,


elizabeth said...

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm stopping to pray for you and your family right now. Much love to you my friend.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear of your loss, however what a blessing to be with Jesus. I will keep you and all your family in prayer for the Lord's peace. Hugs, Marty

Glenda said...

I'm so sorry, Karen. May God comfort your family as only He can.

Anonymous said...

My sincere sympathy, Karen. May God comfort you all.

Pamela Gordon said...

Karen, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss yet, thankful he's with Jesus. Christmas - at home with Jesus. We are in limbo here as well waiting for Jesus to take my mother-in-law home. Praying for your peace and comfort. God bless you and yours. Pamela

Shilo said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you hope and joy even in the midst of your grief. A big hug, dear sister!

Carolyn said...

I am so sorry. My sweet mother in law spent her first Christmas with her Savior last year.

We miss her but know her faith has become sight and we will see her again soon.

My prayers are with you in the days to come.

Tina Ferrell said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and Nathan and the boys are in mine and Dave's prayers! We love y'all! Let me know if there is anything we can do for you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry, Karen. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I am so sorry to hear that a member of the family will be missing at the table this Christmas. May you find comfort in knowing that he is rejoicing at the Father's table.

Pamela said...

I am so, so sorry. Your family will be in my prayers. I'll be asking God to shelter you during this difficult time.

Debbie said...

Oh Karen, I'm so sorry about your loss. I lost both my grandmother and my grandfather the week before Christmas. (Different years). It's an indescribable feeling because although we know where they are, the celebration was lonelier without them.

May His peace cover you this season.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Karen, I'm so sorry for the loss of your family member. This is an especially hard time to lose someone, so my sympathy is with you. I hope you will find the comfort and strength that comes from knowing you will be together again.-----

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Oh Karen... I've missed you too! It was so wonderful to hear from you! XOXO I'm so sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. The comfort is knowing he is in the arms of Jesus! What a blessing during this time of sadness for your family.

I just got carried away scrolling through your blog. You have a GIFT, my friend. A gift. Your pictures have such a serene quality to them. Gorgeous color and clarity... they just amaze me. And the ducks on the water in the fog??? OH MY! Just wow. Beautiful, stunning... I almost feel like I was there.

Merry Christmas to your family. Love and hugs!!!
XOXO said...

I have been keeping you and yours in my prayers. Blessings during this time and yes, the meaning of Christmas...his birth and his gift of salvation

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, Karen I am so sorry! Please know that we are lifting your family up in prayer as you deal with this loss and we rejoice with you in the knowledge of your father-in-laws eternal salvation. :-)
Blessings to you,

Adrienne said...

I just found your blog and I want to let you know that I am praying for you and your family. Even though you know your dear one is with Jesus, the grief is real. Blessings to you and your family at this precious time of the year. May you feel the arms of the Savior holding you close.

Richella Parham said...

Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it is burdensome to lose a loved one at this time of year. Thank God we have the blessed Hope that Jesus brings to us!

As usual, I'm amazed by your photography. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

Elizabeth Dianne said...

I so remember our first Christmas without my husband's father--and because of that your family is in my thoughts and prayers--hoping to lighten the burden, Dianne