Music Listening!

Finally caught up on normal songs, now finally Christmas songs incoming!! 😀

Jason Gray – “Christmas Is Coming” (Official Lyric Video)

 

Christmas is not just for kids, it is for all of us.
Let the kid inside of you out, be as happy for Christmas as you used to be about this time of year as a kid.
Yes, you may have mostly been excited to receive gifts…but still be that happy kid who is excited about everything. And celebrate Jesus and His birth. Spread the Joy.

🎄⭐❤

 

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Hello friends! I have one last Christmas post for everyone. 😀 

Every year my family makes sugar cookies and then decorate them, it is always lots of fun! I got to take some photos with my new camera, so that was fun! 🙂


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Last year my family started using piping bags to decorate cookies, and I love it so much!! You can be so much more creative. 😀

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See how much fun it can make them look?! 

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Yum Yum!!

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The piping bag busted…so I got kinda frustrated. 😛 

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Snowflake. ❤

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I love how this picture turned out!! I even got some bokeh from the lights outside!!😍





Did you make Christmas cookies in 2018? 😀

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My Birthday and Christmas Gifts


 

Hello everyone! Today I am going to be sharing some of my gifts that I got for both Christmas and my birthday 🎁 I am in no way trying to brag, just thought it’d make a fun post 😉

 

 This was a very unique gift…5 Canadian dollars 🎊

 Two Sadie Robertson notebooks, can’t wait to use those!!

  Got this awesome Sadie Robertson inspirational calendar! 😀

This adorable owl keychain that has Proverbs 24:14 on the back. Can not wait to have my own keys on it!! 😎

My awesome iPhone SE!! 📱

A new wireless mouse, an adorable CC bennie, and an iTunes gift card!! 

This cute dainty necklace from my parents. ❤ 

I had asked for a purity ring, but my mom could not find one small enough for me…but she did give me this lovely hand-welded turquoise ring that was given to her by my great grandpa. ❤ 

Lastly, I got a lovely new Bible from my grandparents!! 📘

 


 

What was your favorite gift that you got for Christmas? Do you have a December birthday like me? 🙂 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Hello friends!! This is going to be a short post because I don’t have much time but…

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you are having a wonderful day, full of friends, family, food, and remembering Jesus’ birth!! 😇🎉💕

I have a song I would like to share today!! 🎶💕

It is sung by my dear friend, Sophie!!

Isn’t she amazing?! She is so beautiful both inside and out, and a wonderful friend! ❤

I hope you enjoyed this short post and the Christmas song! Before I go I need to wish my other dear friend, Lizzy, and happy happy big 2 0 birthday!! Thank you for being such an amazing friend!! LOVE you!! ❤ ❤

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Have a wonderful rest of your day 🎉🎄💕😇

* I did this post in the car using data, so hopefully it looks okay 😛

Christmas Is Coming 🎄

Christmas Is Coming

Howdy-Hey-Ho! Christmas is very soon, like 6 days soon!! It is so crazy! I can not believe it. 😛 


I am now going to share some photos of our Christmas decorations and our tree. 🎄

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YES! I got the bokeh!! 😍🎉

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Our grandparents got us this when we moved into our new house in 2015. 

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Bokeh Christmas tree!!

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My cute little yarn basket ornament. 

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My ice skating bear named Gracie. ⛸

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My violin!! ❤

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Look at this awesome camera ornament my grandparents got me last year!! 😀

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How does your family decorate for Christmas? 🎄

♪ Song of the Week ♪

 

Lyrics: 

It seemed like an ordinary night
But we’ve never seen stars shining so bright
There’s something about this star

Even though it seems so far
Hallelu
Hallelujah

Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God in the highest
Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God forever

Now is hope in our lives
‘Cause God is loving and kind
Even though we fail
He’s still Emmanuel

Hallelu
Hallelujah
Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God in the highest
Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God forever

He is our shepherd and he is our strength
I won’t be afraid, I won’t be afraid
He is our comfort and he is our friend
I won’t be afraid, I won’t be afraid

Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God in the highest
Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God forever

Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God in the highest
Behold Jesus is born
Glory to God forever

Behold Jesus is born Glory to God forever


 

Lyrics:

The shepherds came to 
See the baby
Stood by his mother’s side
Here laid the Savior 
Inside a manger
Oh what a glorious night


Oh what a glorious night

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come 
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born
Yeah

The shepherds wondered
They couldn’t hide it
Told everyone in sight
All were amazed
When they heard how 
God came down on the glorious night
God came down on this glorious night

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come 
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born
Yeah

Glorious
Glorious
What a Glorious night Glorious
Glorious
What a Glorious night I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come 
Singing it out


Jesus Christ is born I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come 
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
I heard that Jesus Christ is born
Yeah Yeah Yeah

All is calm now
All is quiet
A Star shining in the sky
Below in Bethlehem
The king is sleeping
Oh What a Glorious Night
Oh What a Glorious Night


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♪ Song of the Week ♪

Sorry I have not posted lately, I finally have inspiration and ideas…but now I need time. 😛  I will be sharing two Christmas songs today 🎶🎄🎊

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lyrics:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r
When we were gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

We’ll sing forever
We’ll sing of comfort and joy
We’ll sing forever
We’ll sing, we’ll sing

Fear not then, said the Angel
Let nothing you affright
This day is born a Savior
Of a pure Virgin bright
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s pow’r and might
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

We’ll sing forever
We’ll sing of comfort and joy
We’ll sing forever
We’ll sing, we’ll sing

We’ll sing to our Savior
Sing to the Lord
We’ll sing to Jesus
Songs forever more

We’ll sing, we’ll sing

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Lyrics:

Empty manger, perfect stranger, about to be born
Into darkness, sadness, desperate madness, creation so torn
We were so lost on earth, no peace, no worth, no way to escape
In fear, no faith, no hope, no grace, and no light
But that was the night before Christmas

Warm hay, cold sweat, a mother, not yet, praying Godspeed the dawn
She looks to her man, holding her hand, they wonder how long
And the shepherds, wise men come to find them and bow to a king
One star above shining on love, so bright it lit up the night before Christmas

And the world didn’t know mercy was meek and so mild
And the world didn’t know that truth was as pure as a child
The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

And the world didn’t know, redemption was sweet and so strong
And the world didn’t know salvation was writing a song
The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

Empty manger, a perfect stranger, about to be born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How has your December been? What is your favorite Christmas song? 

Happy Birthday, Lizzy!!

Today is CHRISTMAS….and Lizzy’s birthday!! How fun is that? I just want to wish you a happybdaylizzyhappy birthday, sweet Lizzy!! ❤ Please check out her blog. She does some great posts!!

Have an amazing day, Lizzy!! Thanks for being a great friend!! I love your post! Keep up the good work! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

 


 

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Make sure to head over to her blog, or wish her a happy birthday in the comments! 

 

 

HugsGracie

The Christmas Story!

Merry Christmas, everyone!! I hope you are having a wonderful morning!!

Today I am going to go through the Nativity story and share some scripture!


 

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“no guest room available for them”

But, the Innkeeper did offer them a place outside, we are not sure if it was a barn, a stable, or even a cave. But we do know that is was not a nice place to give birth. You would think that God will want His son to be born in a nice place. But, this act shows His and Jesus’s humbleness. But, I am sure Mary and Joseph were both very thankful to have a private place, even though it wasn’t a room in an Inn.

 

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Mary. She was just a young girl. Probably not much older than I am. But, her faith was strong. The words “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus” (Luke 1:31)  Must have been startling words. But, Mary took them with faith and courage.

I love the song, Mary Did You Know?  Listen to it this Christmas, and really take in the lyrics.

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered
Will soon deliver you
Mary, did you know
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Did you know
That your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby
You’ve kissed the face of God
Mary, did you know
Mary, did you know?
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
And the dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know
That your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding
Is the Great I Am
The Great I Am

 

 

 

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Joseph, he also had to have lots of faith. To listen to God and ask Marry to become his wife. He had to be a strong leader and listen to God. He had the job of being Jesus’s earthly Father.

 

 

 

 

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The Bible does not clearly say that Mary and Joseph had a donkey. But, that is always how it is the story books/movies. I hope that Mary had a donkey to ride, but we do not know for sure.

 

 

 

 

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“…She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger…” (Luke 2:7)

A Manger! Not only was Christ Jesus born in a stable, but after he was born he slept in a feeding trough! How humble is that? 

 

 

 

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Jesus. The main role of this story.

He humbly left heaven and his heavenly father. To come down to earth as a baby to grow up and die on a cross for OUR sins!! That shows just how much he loves US!

 

 

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Such simple, nonwealthy people. They were simply out in some nearby fields keeping watch over their sheep….when an angle of the Lord came to them!! And told them of the great news, of Jesus’s birth! The first people in the whole world to hear of his birth were some lowly shepherds. How amazing is that?

They rushed off to find Jesus, there they found him in a manger, with his parents, Mary and Joseph. They went off praising the Lord, and telling everyone about the good news!!

 

 

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Angels have a large part in this. An angel appears to; Marry, Joseph, the Magi, the Shepherds, and Zechariah.

An angel first appeared to Zechariah, in Luke 1:11. The angel said to him that his wife, Elizabeth, would give birth to a child-even in her old age. Elizabeth was Mary’s cousin. Zechariah did not trust the angel, so he was mute until after the baby was born.

God also sent an angel to Mary.  The angel said to her “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus…”  Mary later replied with “I am the Lord’s servant,” ” May your word to me be fulfilled.”

The angel of the Lord also came to Joseph, in a dream. The angel said “Joseph, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the Jesus because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:20-21)    -Years later, an angel came to Joseph again. And told him to take his wife and child, and leave and go to Isreal. They went to live in Egypt.

The Magi were warned, after seeing Jesus. To not go back to tell Herod, but to go home another way.

An angel of the Lord also came to the shepherds. came to them!! And told them of the great news, of Jesus’s birth! And to go visit him. And tell everyone about this great news!!  luke 2_8

 

WOW. Angels are everywhere. It just helps you see how much God, truly does care and wants the best for us. He is working in our life every day.

 

 

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The star plays a major role in Jesus’s birth. It is what lead the Magi to find their Savior.

An average person, who saw the star, probably didn’t think much of it, but God allowed the Magi to notice it and go search for what it leads to.

 

 

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We do not know how many Magi there actually were. We just often say 3 because that is the number of gifts they brought for Jesus. The Magi, or Wise Men, went to Jerusalem to look for Jesus. They went to Herod – let’s just say, that was a mistake. When Herod found out that there was another King, he wanted him killed. He did not understand neither did the Magi – that Jesus was not an earthly King, but our heavenly King.

Once they found Jesus, Jesus was believed to be a toddler at this point, they gave him gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.


 

–So, that is the Christmas story…BUT there is so much more!! You can read it yourself in the Bible. If you don’t have a Bible, look online or for an app. There are so many options!!

If you need help or have any questions- contact me, I would love to try to help you! *hugs*

 

Merry Christmas!! Have a blessed day!! Thank you all so much for following and reading my blog!! 

 

HugsGracie

 

Today is Christmas Eve!!

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Good morning, friends!!

Today is Christmas Eve!! Merry (early) Christmas!!

Today I want to talk some about Christmas, share some Bible verses, and Christmas quotes. And tomorrow I am gonna do another Christmas post!! YAY!

First off: 

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Even though Christmas time, the month of December (really), is always so busy. With shopping, traveling, finishing up school, life/blogging, family, and parties. We NEED to keep our minds and eyes set on Jesus. He is the reason we are all here, and we need to take time to spend time in the Word (Bible) and remember what he came here to do.

We do not know for sure when Jesus was actually born, but we celebrate it on December 25th. Every day we should celebrate his birth. But, December 25th, is a day that is supposed to be set aside for just that, but we often get caught up in all the festivities, that we forget the true meaning of Christmas.HappyBirthdayJesus!!

 

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We often find JOY in the gifts we get, the food we eat, or the family and friends we get to see. But, true joy comes from having a relationship with Christ Jesus. Have you found our joy in Christ?Image result for find true joy in christ

Joy To The World:

[Verse 1]
Joy to the world, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

[Verse 2]
Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

[Verse 3]
No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as, the curse is found

[Verse 4]
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders, of His love


 

Have a wonderful day, my friends!! God bless you! 

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HugsGracie

 

 

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It’s a Wonderful Life- Paper

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My sweet friend Lizzy did a post about It’s a Wonderful Life,(go read it!! it is awesome!!) and it gave me the idea to post a paper that I wrote a paper about It’s a Wonderful Life!!

Last semester I took a Christian Worldview class, I learned a lot!! Last December we got to watch It’s a Wonderful Life in class! Then write a paper about it.

Writing Assignment:

Write a paper for what the movie leads you to believe about the meaning of an individual life? Is life a gift? You must support your assertions.

Think about what Clarence said, “Strange isn’t it. Each man’s life touches so many others, when he’s not around it leaves an awful hole, doesn’t it?’ 

What does a life well lived really mean? 

 

Ready to read my paper? Here we go!! 



Gracie Marchiani
12-14-2016

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life helped me realize how much someone’s life can have an impact on others. George Bailey got to experience what life would have been like if he hadn’t been born. He sees how one’s life impacts so many others. He understands what a gift life is. And what a life well lived really means.

George Bailey was struggling to see if his life had value. In his mind, he hadn’t fulfilled some of his dreams and didn’t realize how much he’d done for others. George was also bothered by the fact that his family didn’t have much money and lived in a drafty old house. To him these things made him feel that his life didn’t matter. Clarence, George’s guardian angel, then showed George some of the things that wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t been born. Harry, George’s brother, would have drowned at the age of eight if George hadn’t been there to pull him out of the freezing water. Harry would never have joined the Navy and shot down an enemy plane during World War II. George was also able to see how his life had impacted Bedford Falls. The quaint town of Bedford Falls was now a flashy town owned by Mr. Potter. Bailey Park didn’t exist, which meant that people lived in Potter’s slums rather than owning their own home. Maybe one life really did make a difference. “Strange isn’t it. Every man’s life touches so many others when he’s not around it leaves an awful hole, doesn’t it?” said Clarence.

 

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Clarence wants George to see the gifts of his life and how that gift can be used. When George was with Clarence, he was able to see what other’s lives would be like if he had not been born. As a boy, George had stopped Mr. Gower the druggist from accidentally poisoning someone with a prescription. Clarence showed George how Mr. Gower would have served twenty years in prison and became homeless if George hadn’t been there. His mother appeared sad and was struggling to make ends meet. But when George had been in her life she was happy and cared for. He also got to see his wife May and how her life was lacking the joy of a husband and family. His own children would not have been born. Seeing all that. George realized how important his life really was to others. It opened his eyes to see how precious his family was to him. When he went back to his regular life he was so much more appreciative of what he had. He was seeing what a gift life was.

Being with Clarence changed George’s perspective of with a life well lived really meant. Before meeting Clarence he believed wealth, fame and travel were a measure of a life well lived. After returning to his family he understood what was really important. He saw the value of his family and his friends. He also understood the importance of helping others. He made sacrifices in his life which had enabled other people to live their dreams. So many people’s lives in Bedford Falls had been impacted by George that when he needed help they were happy to help. He saw the treasure of relationships. “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.” Clarence said.

Having a relationship with God, I understand the value of my life and others. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because you are fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” -Psalm 139:13-14. I was happy to see that in the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey understood the importance of his life. His life was a gift, a gift from God.



 

Thanks for reading!! –Have a great Wednesday!

 

 

HugsGracie