My Family Rocks! Sunday: It Has Begun…

Hello dear ones! How are you doing today? Do you have special Thanksgiving plans? What does your family traditionally eat during the holidays? Turkey? Pizza? Fish? Please leave me some comment love.  Here’s a link to last year’s Thanksgiving post that includes my favorite Thanksgiving recipes and a play that we did.

http://amberdover.com/2012/11/21/happy-thanksgiving/

So I got ahead this year. Usually I wait until after Thanksgiving to put up our tree but if you remember, I decided to start Fall early in the beginning of September. Yes, I have seasonal powers. So it is now winter at our home. It was in the 30’s today in the Southern USA. So heck yeah! It’s winter ;). Although Fall is my favorite season, I must have change. I’m thankful for the seasons because it means my house gets to look different. So I was sick of Fall and decided to break out the Christmas decor before Thanksgiving. There are some that want to shoot me now…according to Facebook ;P lol. No, not me personally really but people like me.  My husband was not enthused but Michael got into the holiday cheer.

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We bought a fake green tree. Remember I’m allergic to real ones. I remembered this year! Yaa! I wanted a white tree but it cost too much so we got a can of fake snow and I got carried away. It looks more like the tree died than got frosted. Still it was fun and I sprayed the windows too. Chris helped me make them look authentic. I drew a couple pictures. I don’t know if we’ll have snow this year but it will feel like it dang it!

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My sweet lil man helped me decorate the tree and we watched the movie “Elf”.  Michael and I decorated his rooms and I let him put the Nativity in the kitchen window. I’m not going to show all of our decor today. This is just a sneak peek.

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I am most excited about having a Jesse tree for the first time. I just have to find one for the table and make the ornaments.  This will most likely be a smaller Christmas as far as presents etc but I’m hoping we will have more opportunities to focus on others in need.

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When my guys visited Atlanta yesterday they passed cops and a bunch of yellow tape. A homeless man had died most likely from the cold. A sheet was draped on him as he sat on a bench. Michael didn’t see but Chris did. It makes me sad. It reminds me that the King of Kings came first as a poor and humble baby. Jesus wasn’t a rich man. He came to help those in need…not just physically but ultimately spiritually. There are physically rich people who have impoverished souls. Jesus took on flesh and became one of us.

Now we wait for His 2nd advent. He’s not physically here yet but we, his people, are God’s hands and feet in this world.  There are dying and hungry people everywhere. You may not be able to go to the Philippines  etc to help but there are ways to help those already there. I personally trust World Vision’s ministry. Also Voice of the Martyrs is helping the persecuted church in Syria and all over the world. You may not have much to give but every little bit counts.

It’s my prayer that my son will understand that he is the hands and feet of Jesus. Life isn’t about video games. It’s about Jesus and loving others as Jesus did. That is so hard to teach in this land of plenty. We are much richer than I was as a kid. I’ve experienced poverty on a small American scale but I always had a home.  Still I was spoiled in many ways. My son has it worse. Somehow there has to be a way to teach gratitude, contentment, and charity. I know it has to start with me. I have to watch my words…make sure they are thankful. Anywho, that was my message for today :).

God bless, much love, and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

PS: Please don’t forget to leave some comment love :). Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I’d still like to know how you celebrate your holidays whatever they might be. Do you have a big feast? If so what kind of foods do you eat? I have subscribers from all over. It’d be awesome to learn a little culture ;).

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