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Monday, December 14, 2015

Don't Worry ~ Sing Carols !

There has been so much senseless evil and tragedy in the news. It is difficult not to become anxious and fearful. Yet here I am decorating my home and planning special meals and treats for those I love, because as Christians we celebrate the birth of Jesus this month, and I am forgetting He is the very reason I should not be fearful. When I feel the old familiar darkness of fear slithering into my thoughts and spewing the infection of anxiety throughout my being, I know the cure. " Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you." Psalm 55:22

"An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up." Proverbs 12:25

" Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength - carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten Boom

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles. " Charlie Chaplin
"Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged , it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained." Arthur Somers Roche
Time to put on the Christmas carols , bake my sugar cookies and sing loudly ( and off key ) JOY TO THE WORLD the Lord has come !

If you'd like a chance to win a pair of these Wee Little Sheep* simply leave a comment on my blog. Your name will be entered every time you leave a comment ( limited to one per day ).



Bee Lady said...

Thank you for this post. I'm not sleeping well, which makes me tired all day, which makes little things seem huge. Besides the worries of the world, I have a lot on my mind. I was reading blogs, trying to get back to sleep. I think I'll cast my cares and be able to fall back to sleep. Good night!

Cindy Bee

A.K.W. said...

Good post and cute sheep!


Theresa said...

Joy to the World is one of my Favorites:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Deb said...

Hi Kathy; How I love your little sheep. I have just been told my parcel arrived. :) Enjoy your day preparing for Christmas. It is a wonderful time of year. Deb

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Lovely post with positive, uplifting thoughts. Our pastor preached on Jesus being the Light of the world yesterday, and how we are to be a light to all of those around us. Jesus is our strength, our hope, our joy, our peace.

Happy baking and singing ~ Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Cranberry Morning said...

Those sheep are darling! Oh yes, please enter me in the giveaway. :-) Such good quotes re. worrying. We have everything we need for today. Many blessings. - Judy.

Cranberry Morning said...

So I was just poking around your blog a bit more and saw your beautiful German Shepherd. Sigh. I miss my shepherd so much. Bridger was my protector and pal for 12+ years, a long-haired GSD. And you watch British mysteries too? We're huge fans of British mysteries. And now I'm trying to add you to my Feedly reader so I can easily follow your blog, but I had to write to Feedly who seems to be having a problem this morning! Have a wonderful day. Pet your dog for me, please. :-)

Stella Jones said...

It is indeed a very sad time for many people. I cannot imagine how awful it must be to be a refugee with no home left to live in. Hope is what keeps them going I suppose.
Like you I am preparing for Christmas and hoping it will be a peaceful one.

ellen b. said...

Ha! Singing carols can really make those worries go away!

Debbie said...

How I covet that beautiful sheep at the head of your post. I know it's wrong and I'm sorry. It's so hard to find pretty sheep when you love sheep like I do. Of course mine are all collectables, as I live in town.
What you say is so true about the news. And yet we as believers must let the present season calm us and remind us that we have a future not dependent on the government (which shall be on HIS shoulders) or elections or anything but our faith. I loved the scriptures and quotes you chose to frame your message. That Corrie Ten Boom was quite a gal.
Please enter my name in the drawing, as a gal cannot have too many sheep! :D
Merry Christmas again!

De said...

Thanks so much for the reminder. I needed this today. :-)

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

A lovely, joyful post! I do sing loudly to drown out the woes that want to creep in, and I love Joy to the World for sure.

Enjoyed my visit ... and catching sight of your sweet sheepies again!


Lorrie said...

The world is so broken. Joy to the World's words and message are most apropos. I love the idea of singing it to banish the blues that can come with thinking about all the sin and evil in the world.

Connie said...

This post is full of wisdom and joy. I bet your sugar cookies taste all the better because you were feeling joyful while baking them. Wishing you and your family much peace and joy during this holiday season.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I haven't heard that last quote, very true. Love your sheep!! Don't put me in the drawing, though, because I have two, and I want someone else to have the joy of having some!

Ashley said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the sheep. :) I love singing Christmas carols too. :)


LesleyAnn said...

Great post!

I hate to appear greedy ... but I really hope I win. hee hee I absolutely love your wee little sheep.

Karen said...

Great quotes, Kathy. We have HOPE!! Have a wonderful week.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

My favorite carol to sing at the top of my lungs is "Oh Holy Night" - I remember being a young teen in the church folk group and being chosen to sing the big solo - and that was the song I was to sing. Oh boy, my knees were shaking up on the altar, as was my voice - I was so frightened!! Wonderful memories of peaceful Christmas times.