Jesus is the reason for the season words

Todays Verse:  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14

Todays Goal: Todays goal is  to pray for a stranger. Maybe you have seen someone on the street, or in a store, maybe a cashier, or gas station attendant, or just some lonely soul walking in a park that doesn’t look very happy. There are many people who aren’t very happy this time of year, people we don’t know, have never met, but we have seen their face. Take a few minutes today to pray for that person! Pray for God to be in their lives and to make Himself known to them this Christmas.

Todays Cookie Recipe:

Fruit Swirls

3/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup raspberry preserves (or strawberry)

Preheat oven to 375*F

In large bowl, cream shortening, with both sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; blend well.

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to cram mixture, blend well until smooth. Stir in preserves

just until blended. Do not over mix. Drop batter by tspfuls about 2″ apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack to cool. Makes 3 dozen.

Something special to do:  Make snowman soup!!!! Make some for little gifts to give out to kids that come to your house to visit, or take them to church for kids there. I am making them to put on my gifts for my kids in my Sunday School Class. Now adults like hot chocolate too!!! I know I do, so maybe you could make a few for some special adults too! Anyway, I have a couple of websites for you to check out to see how to put it together:

   Shady Tree Diary She has directions with some pictures to show you how to do it.

And if you go to Organized Christmas, she has directions and free printables for the tags.

You can look at these websites and come up with your own all together if you are creative. There a quite a few websites for Snowman Soup if you want to google it. These are the easiest I could find! Have a wonderful day and tell me: Have you ever made or had snowman soup?



2 responses »

  1. Correna says:

    Thank you and you are so right about helping children see that. Thanks for stopping by, I am sorry, I havent commented lately, I have been so busy, but I am reading your posts!! Have a great day!


  2. I LOVE the idea to pray for a stranger! This helps our children see that our heart and love extend beyond our small circle. Great idea!


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