Sunday, January 17, 2010

Nativity 2010

I always leave a bit of Christmas out year round. It's a secret code for me. It's a tangible reminder to celebrate Christ year round. At least that is how it began. I no longer need a reminder; but it's a great conversation starter. ::grin:: Seriously. I can't tell you the number of grown women who work up the nerve to ask why I have a nativity out in June....and the kids never hesitate to ask. I love to explain. It's led to some interesting conversations.

From 2010-01-17
No, this is not the one I left out. ::snort::

In TX, I'd been leaving the complete Willow Tree Nativity out in our entertainment center. I simply don't have that much space here. I thought leaving just the Jesus/Joseph/Mary out would work....and the two angels mean various things as Willow Tree Angels I liked this.

From 2010-01-17
It fit, it's pretty, it's unobtrusive....but now I'm wondering if it looks too much like the shrine shelves that I see around here in homes. Hmmm....I may have to find another spot.... I want to generate questions, not confusion.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Linda said...

I like it too!

Debbie said...

Love the little "gathering" you have left up. I'm learning all sorts o new decorating words. LOL

I left my Willow Tree up last year on the top shelf of our hutch in the kitchen. I think I will take it down this year. I also would like to leave something out, but haven't decided yet.

We just took our tree down yesterday and it was a real tree! It was ready to spontaneously combust.

Anonymous said...

Sis: This is one reason I have that large nativity scene hanging over the davenport..... It is hard to miss and fun to see folks react.

love/prayers --- Mom T.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

My word, Mom, I've never noticed it. ::snort:: Is it by the big Norman Rockwell photo?