Merry Christmas everyone! As we celebrate today, I wanted to take a moment to share why I celebrate a day like today. I understand not everyone will agree with me as we come from many different backgrounds and religious viewpoints. But, for me and my family, Christmas is all about a God.
With recent tragedies in our own country, I’m reminded all the more why today is so important. Christmas is the day we celebrate God seeing our hurt, pain and suffering and offered us an alternative. He could have left us to our own destruction and hopelessness, but, the great news is – he didn’t.
Jesus was the introduction of a new plan, a plan for rescue. While life can be filled with heartache and sadness, the tragedy of death reminds us that life is not forever, nor is it the end.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14, NIV Bible
I believe Christmas marks the beginning of a gift, from God, to us. If you’re curious to know more about this, you can click here. My prayer is that each of you are finding both peace and hope on this Christmas morning. Have a very, Merry Christmas!
A now, CHRISTMAS DIY #12…
This has been a family tradition of ours since I was a kid, Christmas morning waffles! Dad’s are the best! When you make these, you’ll want to prepare the mix the night before.
2-2/3 c all-purpose flour
2-1/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. salt
1-3/4 c Milk
1/4 c water
1/4 c butter
1 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Heat milk, water and butter until warm. Add to flour mixture. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 1 minute at medium speed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and foil; refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Pour your batter into your favorite waffle-maker! This is ours from my childhood…