Here is another carol for you 🙂

How about making salt dough ornaments with the children?  We did this and it was so much fun.  We just made a basic salt dough, cut them into shapes and dried them in the oven.  Afterwards we just decorated them with markers and glitter.  All of the children loved doing it, even some adult children 😉

Here is a pretty quick gift idea for the men in your life.  Crochet fingerless mitts!  These are on my gift making list.  These work up in only a couple hours.  I love her pattern!  The only change that I make is to work the body of the mitt in all sc instead of alternating sc with dc.

And finally today’s scripture:

CHRISTMAS IS a time for Baking!

John 6:32-40

New International Version (NIV)

 32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” 35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
As we do our holiday baking, let us all remember where our true satifaction come from.  Bread and holiday treats are yummy, but they can never satisfy us no matter the nutrient content.  There is only One that can fill us completely.