NEXT POSTmy christmas eve project When Mountain Musings had their Christmas Ornament Show-and-tell, they featured one of Dawn's "Names of Jesus" ornaments. I liked the idea so much I made my own set!! I am no crafty person, but I am looking for ways to put Christ into CHRISTmas, so I loved the idea of 26 (one for each letter of the alphabet) ornaments that each proclaim who Jesus is hanging on my Christmas tree. I really enjoyed searching online to choose the names I wanted to use. For some letters there were way too many choices, but other letters left me no choice at all. I "cheated" and used "Alpha and Omega" for the letter "Z." "X" also was a strech with "eXcellent One." And, I made two for "G"--Gracious One and Glorious--because I had made so many decisions by the end that I couldn't decide any more. So, my set actually includes 27 ornaments. :) If you wanna make your own set, of course you could use Google, but you could also check here, here, here, or here for some of the many names of Jesus. I also added one more touch to mine--I made them bilingual. One side is English and the other side is the Chinese for that name. As you can obviously tell, I went an easy route and just used a paint pen, some glue, and glitter on red Christmas balls, but Dawn (a more crafty person) has some other ideas for making your own set.
PREVIOUS POSTChristmas in Taiwan (a video and a mosaic) Merry Christmas!! Christmas Day will soon be over for me. I wish you all a wonderful day as you celebrate our Savior today!! This morning before I left to go celebrate at a fellow missionary's home, I took a few pics of Gilby and me with my tree: 1. gilby, me, and my tree, 2. gilby decides it is time to kiss me, 3. me and my tree, 4. merry CHRISTmas! Christmas is not a holiday in Taiwan, so most people do not celebrate and it. Christians usually have some kind of activity at church for Christmas, but nothing like we are used to in the West and not necessarily on Christmas Day. So, for the most part it is work and school as normal. However, every year so far, I have been blessed to be able to rearrange my classes, so that I don't have to work on Christmas Day. Day after Christmas? Yes! But not the actual Christmas Day. This year, I went to our mission team leader's home. We had a traditional Christmas meal, and then played games for hours! It was fun and full of laughter. However, I do miss my family.