Random thoughts #4: Christmastime

A Hershey kiss has the. pur-fect. amount of chocolate 😎

So, the kindergarteners were having recess on the playground . They were playing animals and shouting out who they were: “I’m a cheetah!” “I’m a shark!” “I’m a lion!” And then one says, “I’m a human with power!”

We were at the Coffee Bean the other day. I got a “hot vanilla,” finished most of it, got a sample of espresso and put that in, added sugar, half-and-half and a dash of cinnamon—and it turned out pretty good! Kept me fueled through a day at work 😉

http://www.theprowl.com/prowlteam/54662/funny_iphone_cases_that_warrant?utm_medium=sem2&utm_source=taboola&utm_campaign=cpc&utm_content=iphone_head1_img1 Here’s a laugh 🙂

*happysigh* finished college classes and got time off work. No school + no work = a very relaxed Christmas season 😀

Oh hey. On Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set an NFL record for most number of touchdowns in a season!!! 😎

If you’re in the SoCal area, a very neat place to visit is Trinity Broadcasting Network’s building in Costa Mesa. They have grounds full of beautiful flowers and architecture year-round, but at Christmastime they make it sparkle with thousands of lights! See pics here: http://thisisourfathersworld.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/festive-lighted-verdure/

It’s more exciting to watch football when it’s snowing wherever they’re playing.

Y’know how they say that giving beats getting? It’s true. I’m super excited about the gifts I’m giving my family this year 😀

And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
-Acts 20:35

Enjoy the peace and joy of this season, and thank God for sending His Son to Earth.

Merry Christmas!

Here is Michael Crawford’s awesome version of one of my favorite Christmas songs, “Mary Did You Know?”

Esther Doll

Trinity Christian City International is Trinity Broadcasting Network‘s (TBN) building in Southern California.  TCCI is such a fun place to visit—they have gardens, fountains, a cafe, a gift shop, a museum with paintings, sculptures and ancient Bibles, a recreation of the Via Dolorosa, and a really cool movie theatre where they show movies TBN has made: The Revolutionary 1, The Revolutionary 2, The Emissary, Omega Code, Megiddo, and One Night With the King–the Bible story of Queen Esther (click the names to watch the movie :)). On certain nights they do free live recordings of their “Praise the Lord” TV program. Lots to do and see! 😀  (Find your local TBN TV station here.)

We recently visited TCCI with our grandfather and he got some gifts for his grandkids at the gift shop. I got this neat little Esther doll.  She’s about 5 inches tall. Although I plan on recreating some of Esther’s “One Night With the King” dresses for her, I really like the outfits she came with—a peasant one, including a brown tunic and pink top with a rope belt and tambourine…


…and a queen outfit, a shiny white dress with orange trim and a necklace.


Isn’t it pretty? 🙂

This doll is a special part of my collection.

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