Finding Security in the Storm

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. —Psalm 4:8

“Now I know the greatest security of all: God Himself. I can “lie down in peace, and sleep” (Ps. 4:8), knowing that He is my shelter from the stinging storms of life. Enveloped in the warmth of His love, I’m snug as a bug in a rug.”- Our Daily Bread

IMG_0951.JPG

Ever After High

We just finished decorating for my daughter’s Ever After High, tea party and sleepover. This theme was such a blast to decorate for I had to share it!

Black and white banner- Target

Gold dots- recycled from a wedding

Black and white fabric and teal – JoAnne’s

Ever After High dolls- Target

Ever After High books- Barnes and Noble and Target

Gold and black chargers- 99c store

Gold candlesticks (recycled from wedding)- Hobby Lobby

Plates and napkins- Walmart

Food- mini teal cake, meringue cookies, Pepperidge Farm cookies, tea sandwiches, Funfetti cupcakes, and Teavana tea

Gift boxes and tissue paper- Target

Bronzed keys- Hobby Lobby

Ever After High symbol- http://www.everafterhigh.com

IMG_0922.JPG

IMG_0904.JPG

IMG_0913.JPG

IMG_0916.JPG

IMG_0918.JPG

IMG_0921.JPG

Advent

Advent: the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.

Yesterday we began Day 1 of Advent. We were given a beautiful advent book called Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp. The book begins with the stump of Jesus’ family, the Jesse family tree. As we begin to see a sprig of hope grow from this tangled mess of a family, our anticipation grows awaiting the birth of our Savior.

“Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot- yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root…In that day the heir to David’s throne will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, and the land where he lives will be a glorious place.” Isaiah 11:1,10

I would encourage you to begin this journey with us as advent continues. Along with this beautiful book, Ann provides free downloads or purchases of the ornaments that correspond with the book at http://www.incourage.me or http://www.annvoskamp.com.

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp