Jesus Joy!

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

We often sing these words at this time of year, I would like to take time to reflect on what this actually means. And how the reality of the joy of knowing Jesus can dramatically change the direction of your life.

It's my turn (Ruth) to set the theme this week, we're slowly getting back into a routine after the birth of our daughter Mae.

I have recently been introduced to the Christian speaker Louie Giglio. If you search for him on Youtube you will find clips. One of his talks is headed Indescribable, he goes into great detail about the Universe, our Galaxy and the size of the stars. They are inspirational messages, that have made me appreciate how great and awesome God is, indeed how indescribable he is. It has reminded me of the humility of Jesus - God's son, in taking on humanity - being human.

The even more amazing thing is, he take on 'being human' for a holiday, or for the 'experience' - he did it for a purpose. He had to become human in order to pay for the punishment we deserve for the things we do that we shouldn't, and the things we don't do that we should.

Although Christmas isn't a day we are told to celebrate in the Bible, it is a time where we as Christians can stop and ponder and be thankful to God that he came in flesh all those years ago. A time to be truly JOYFUL for JESUS.

Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas, and please have a look at the other creations from the Salt team.

I made some Christmas bunting, love making these! The words and triangles were cut on the Craft Robo, then decorated with punched leaves and flowers. Used one of my fave techniques to spruce up flowers... I stick a gem in the centre and squeeze down so the glue oozes a bit, then dip it in microbeads. Also used liquid pearls for the finishing touch.

Birthdays and brooches

Managed to make a card for my friend's 30th birthday, and a little pressie to go with it... Used my fab new butterfly punch, however I am afraid to say Martha Stewart has come out with a new one that is similar, but different, and its going on my wish list!

This was my first attempt at singed edge brooches...

Ethan being the big bro to baby Mae

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