Here we are less than 10 days from Christmas, sharing open hearts and homes. I must admit that this year has seemed a bit fast! I am not certain if that means I’m getting older or if that means anything at all! But what I do know is that God has our days in His hands and I certainly am thankful that during these last few days until Jesus’ Birthday we get to share just a few more hearts and homes!

We have shared this special lady with you before! Maggie.

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When I asked Maggie to share her heart and home she sent me beautiful photos and I’m going to try and share how they spoke to my heart. I pray that since a picture is worth 1,000 words, your heart is touched and turned toward Christ as well!

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Maggie creates! She lovingly creates! Each of her handmade pieces are fashioned with love, prayer and faith. She loves abundantly. She prays diligently. Her faith is strong and she freely shares with many! I am reminded that our gifts and talents are to be shared with others to glorify The Lord!

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Maggie lovingly takes things in her hands and makes them more than I could ever imagine! The green basket above has been used in so many ways over the many years I have known Maggie. She sees so many uses for each simple thing. She looks at little and she see’s more. Just how I think God looks at us!

God looks at you and He doesn’t see little. He SEES MORE!

Consider how He looked at David, the small shepherd boy, little among his brothers.

He saw a warrior!

Now consider Bethlehem.

The little town of Bethlehem!

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are LITTLE among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel…”
Micah 5:2

Our Savior was coming from Little Bethlehem.

Coming as a LITTLE baby into a great world that needed healing!

God looks at little and says, I can do great things with little.
I SEE MORE!  He looks at you and says, I can do great things with you, trust my greatness! Trust my strength! Trust my Love! Trust my Son! When we do, little becomes more. He sees His creation and He sees endless possibilities!

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Maggie’s hands create with a soft touch. I am reminded of our Potter. The One that we should allow to mold and shape us. He has a soft touch. His gentle hands guide us and Shepard us. And yet I must admit that even at this time of year when I want so desperately to stay Christ-centered, I fail. I allow the worldly ways of Christmas to shift my focus. Maggie’s hands remind me of this verse:

 “But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

This Christmas I want to be molded by the potter.

To be used by my creator.

To be more than I can be on my own!

To be the work of His hands!

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Thank you Maggie for sharing! Your photos have been worth many words! Your open heart and home is a testimony to the beautiful love of Christ.

As the days draw closer and closer to Christmas take time to open your heart and home to Jesus.

Make room in your heart for the celebration of His birthday.

Pause and push away the rush and adore Him.

Find peace in knowing that His love is freely given and His gentle hands are waiting to embrace you!

Jodie