Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


Names of Jesus

cropped-merry-stars.jpgKnow whose birthday is coming up in a little over a week? 🙂

Those are some of His names in my header. I decided to do that because I read of a woman who made wire Christmas ornaments of some of Jesus’s names. She thought it was important for her kids that He have a presence on their Christmas tree, and now she has them for sale. You can see them here.

But I’d seen a beautiful “sign” at Thanksgiving, and thought I’d like to do that with Jesus’s names. (Those little ornaments would get lost on my tree full of pictures and bling.) So I started trying to figure out how to make one of those signs.

I planned to finish it in 8 1/2 X 11, print it out and either frame it or Modge Podge it on a board. But seeing that Christmas is just a little over a week away, I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not.

Do you know what happens when you start doing something like this sign with the names of Jesus? His names start standing up and making themselves known.

There’s one. There’s another one. Oh! Look, there’s another one.

I wish I could tell you my favorite of them. One moment I think it’s “I Am,” next I think it’s, “Lover of My Soul,” or “Lamb of God” who was sacrifice for my sins. Or maybe it’s “Immanuel, God with Us.”

God With Us. I love that.

But my favorite? I don’t know.

How about you?

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Christmas Celebrations

We have a fantastic store here in C-Town called Celebrations where you can get anything wonderful you really need. They have fresh flowers, plants, gifts, edible stuff (like dips) gifts, apple cider mix, dishes, Christmas ornaments, Christmas candles, Christmas gifts and poinsettia.

All the truly important stuff.

And very friendly sales people who a helpful and even wrap for you. And like doing it! (My sister works there. Can you tell?)

Did I mention they have gifts? Adorable gifts. The kind of thing you’d like to get if you were receiving instead of giving.

(No. They don’t know I’m writing this.)

And Christmas ornaments.

I bought these there a few years ago. Aren’t they adorable? (They turned up when I cleaned my office last weekend–probably the first time since I bought them. Cool, huh?)

But Celebrations was awful. After what they did, I probably won’t be able to eat a bite. (Or else I’ll eat all of C-Town.)

I just know all my hair will fall out! I might even chew my nails to the quick. (If I had nails, I’m sure I would.)

I won’t be able to sleep a wink until New Years.

So what was the nasty thing Celebrations did?







They posted this on Facebook–

“Not to panic you or anything, but we are just a little more than TWO weeks till  Christmas? Do you have all your shopping done?”

The answer is no. I don’t. I’ve only bought one gift.

In case you read this, Celebration Ladies, I love you more than my shoes (ornaments)! 🙂 

 BTW: In case you’re wondering, I “borrowed” some of these pictures off their fan page on FACEBOOK. Hope that’s okay. 🙂