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December Daily, again!
Well, here we are in December again, and I have several treats for you this month.
First of all, I have some guest posts for you sprinkled throughout this month. They are memories of Christmases past, Christmas presents, and Christmases yet to be. If you like to write, and would like to write a guest post for this blog, be sure to email me soon. I would love to feature your memories and thoughts here.
Our first guest post will be tomorrow. It is from a wonderful writer, Jessica Fisher. I met her online through a Facebook group I am in, called Journaling Bible Community .
This is my favorite group on Facebook, because of the encouragment and heart-to-heart connections over art, journaling, and God's Word.
Jessica is a young wife and mother of a rambunctious toddler, and I think you will be blessed by her post tomorrow.
Secondly, God gave me a spectacular idea for this season. It was inspired by the video "Make a Bad Day Good". If you haven't seen it, you can go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqvTJSPwqt4 It is fantastic! And it made me think: "We should do this sometime." And God spoke to my heart and made me think, " why don't we do this for Advent? A small act of kindness every day leading up to Christmas. It will help us focus on giving, instead of getting, and help us to serve instead of expecting to be served.
So we had a family meeting and came up with dozens of ideas we are going to impliment. Anything from donating to the local animal shelters, to baking cookies or goodies and giving them to our neighbors when we go Christmas caroling.
We would LOVE to have you join us on our Advent Cheer journey. Our Adventcheer. (God just gave me that as I was writing this!) Even if you cannot do it everyday like we are, you can do something to spread some Christmas Cheer. If you decide to join in or want to follow us, check back here, or at #adventcheer on twitter. By the way, you can follow me @damazingmama on twitter, too. Maybe you can only do something once a week. That's ok. Just try to do something. Anything to lift another person's load. Becasuse we all get weary on this road we are traveling. But it makes me feel so glad to make someone else's day just a little bit brighter. Thats how it works. We all get weary. We all need to be cheered, and to do the cheering. So lets start a movement. Spread some Christmas Cheer! As as we are spreading the joy around, we are being the hands and feet of Jesus. Because He is the one we are here for. And don't we want to have opportunities to love people like He loves? And this is the perfect way to do it. Maybe He will even open the door to lead someone to Himself. That would be phenominal. Either way, we are "Jesus with skin on" to someone. This is going to be good. And I can't wait!! Please leave a comment if you decide to join us. We would love to follow your journey, too.
Today, we went to Vinceramos. It is an Equine Therapy center for handicapped children. I will post the video tomorrow. Suffice it to say, it was a great experience. Tomorrow, we are going to Tijuana Flats Restaurant for lunch, and we will be taking them goodies from our kitchen to share in theirs. We eat there most every Tuesday, and we appreciate them for serving us every week. They love to get goodies from us, since we have taken them to them several times in the past. And they always appreciate being remembered. Just like everyone else does.
So some days you may get 2 or more posts. I will let you know as they happen!
Today, I want to give you my recipe for my famous hot chocolate mix. I make it every year, and people just love it. This year, since Trader Joes has moved into the 'hood, I found a new, tasty addition: Peppermint marshmallows for the top! So stop by your local Trader Joes before concocting this one.
You will need:
1 large can NIDO (it is cuban dehydrated whole milk. It tastes great.
1-15oz carton of dry vanilla flavored coffed creamer.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir. Store in an airtight container.
Use 4-6 TBSP per cup of hot water.