Jesus is the reason for the season words


Today’s Verse: Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,  25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son And he called His name Jesus.  Matthew 1:24

Today’s Goal: Today’s goal is to go outside and just play! Play with your kids or a pet or your spouse. Just have some simple fun for an hour and “be a kid”. Remember what it was like to go out and not worry about anything, and you could just play in the sun, or the snow, or even in the mud?!!! If you physically are unable to do this, then I encourage you if you can to maybe go outside and watch some kids playing or a pet running around, or even just sit and watch some birds. The point is to take your mind off troubles for 1 hour and just relax. You could think about the fun times you have had with your kids or pet or your spouse, remember all the wonderful things God has done in your life that has made you smile! Even just getting out for some fresh air and relaxing will help clear your mind. Have a wonderful break!

Today’s Cookie Recipe:

Oatmeal Scotchies

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 TBSP water

1 1/2 cups quick oats, uncooked

1 (12oz) pkg (2 cups) butterscotch morsels

1/2 tsp orange extract

Pre-heat oven to 375*F. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, eggs and water; beat until creamy. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in

oats, butterscotch morsels and orange extract. Drop by slightly rounded TBSPfuls onto greased cookie sheets, for

10-12 minutes. 48 cookies

Something Special to do: You could start a Christmas memory book. Like a journal, but only for Christmas. It could be a scrapbook, or a photo album, or just a plain old notebook, something to record into each day, what Christmasy (there’s that word again!) thing happened for that day. If your crafty you could cover your notebook and make it personal, using anything Christmasy! It’s up to you, but you could keep it and each year add another Christmas to it, and then each year look back on the year before and Whalla! you have a new tradition and wonderful memories.

Just an idea! Let me know what you think? What would you put in a Christmas Memory Book??!!


4 responses »

  1. Such a sweet and beautiful reminder of what this season is all about~ Thank you for your sweet comments on my Scraps of Elegance projects and for hopping along with us~ Renea


    • Correna says:

      You are so welcome, I really did enjoy the hop and I really love your blog, you have so much inspiration there. I will be visiting on a regular basis. I am also looking forward to all the wonderful things I am sure you will show in the New Year!!! God bless.


  2. maxine says:

    Sounds like a good idea…also the cookie recipe sounds really good…might try both. Thanks.


    • Correna says:

      I am so glad you like it. Your opinion is very important to me! The cookie recipes for this countdown are all pretty easy. They have to be for me to make as many as I usually do for Christmas. So, if you make them, save me one!!! Your a good cook you know! 🙂 Love ya.


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