Sunday, December 26, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday - celebrating new beginnings

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.
The House in the Roses
Is the day after Christmas an ending or a beginning to you? Something almost magical happens to me each year right after Christmas day. Although another year is fast approaching its end, I can't help but see beginnings all around me!
New beginning, new thoughts, new life, new me! Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start, I look forward to the birth of Christ. I think that Christmas should be every man's birthday! We’re reborn through our Savior’s birthday. Isn’t this the most magical thought ever!
Ah yes, light has pierced the darkness, there has been a pause in the march of the universe, a breathless moment of silence among all created things! My soul yearns for the greatest of miracle... The Son of God in my life, in my house, in my gardens and all around me! Ready access to a power beyond our wildest imagination! And it can be yours too! Do you believe this?
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
What about you? What are you celebrating in your home and life? We'd love to hear it! Link and tell us!

15 comments:

  1. Hello, Cielo!
    I am still enjoying Christmas, but looking forward to the New Year. And the miracle of the Son of God in my life is the most wonderful blessing of all!

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  2. Well said Cielo, I truly believe in Jesus Christ and am most thankful! Mine and my husband's birthday is the 24th and I feel quite blessed. I too feel a sense of renewal and anticipation. Looking forward to the new year!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  3. I never looked at Christ's birth as a re-birth for ourselves. Amazing perspective.... I really am going to try and take a more simplistic approach to as many things as I can.
    ~ Sue

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  4. I am also still enjoying the Christmas season. It is truly a magical part of the year for me. Thank You for hosting today........TALLULAH'S

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  5. I, too, am blessed to love and enjoy this most special Holiday. I know for many people it is a time of angst and depression and my heart goes out to those that sufer. Bless you for opening your magical home to all of us- xxoo Diana

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  6. "We are reborn through our Savior's birthday"! What a great quote...thanks for reminding us of this!
    Best of New Year's to you!
    Angela McInnis

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  7. CIELO QUE HERMOZO POST,SI HEMOS RENACIDO EN EL CUMPLEANOS DE NUESTRO SALVADOR,MI ALMA ESTA LLENA DE REGOSIJO EN PENSAR QUE CONOCERE MAS DE JESUS...QUE DIOS TE LLENE DE BENDICIONES..RECIBE CARINOS DE MI PARTE ...SANDRA

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  8. Hello there Cielo,

    I am so happy to back and able to vist my fellow bloggers once again!

    I adore your fabulous blog and exceptional artistry as always Cielo!.., What loveliness and charm always await!

    Thanks for hosting yet another delightful, 'Show Off Your Cottage Monday'!

    Cheers, hugs and Happy New Year from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen and also @ Silken Purse blogs

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  9. I love this post... wonderful words about our saviour and king and how each man gets a new birth.

    Christmas Blessings!
    Gwenny

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  10. I'm still enjoying the beauty of the season, and glad to feel a little back to the routine with your Cottage Monday! Thanks for being here! Jacqueline

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  11. Cielo, thanks again for yet another lovely post. Yes, I do believe in Jesus, and I like that we celebrate his birth during the darkest time of the year. He brings so much hope, doesn't he!

    Blessings for the New Year!
    xoxoxo
    Ricki Jill

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  12. Hi Cielo, Thanks for inspiring me today by your photos and meaningful words. Jesus is the means to rebirth, second chances, and new life. Thanks for shining for Him through your lovely blog.

    Blessings to you ... Lynn

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  13. Cielo,
    You are an inspiration for my blog. I so love to visit and enjoy your beautiful romantic home! Happy New Year.
    Sherry

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  14. Thanks for the party. Why am I always on the tail end of things? oh, well, Happy New Years to you!
    Linda

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  15. Enjoyed your blog today. I especially enjoyed the music accoompanying it. I noted some Enya songs, but wondered if another artist was also featured. It was lovely and I would like to have some for my new Christmas IPOD. Any other artist you have accompanying you blog??

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