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Crown of Laurel Leaves is moving to a new home!

Would love for you to come on over…

www.crownoflaurelleaves.com

Love to you!

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He would totally not love that title…But he is cool…and he does smell like Christmas trees…

He walks in the door after working a crazy, grueling day hauling people’s Christmas trees…a lot of manual labor…and he has dirt all over him and leaves plenty all over the floor…

His hands the same…filthy and rugged…

And he’s so cool about it…about working so hard.  He has been at his new job at Fish River Trees for over 2 months and it is no-joke hard work.  And he comes home and I want to jump on him because he smells like Christmas and he looks handsome and worn…

Nothing more attractive than a hard-working man…No one more wonderful than him.

Happy 34th baby!

Yes, we are the Decemberists…

 (p.s. watch for the move…Crown of Laurel Leaves is moving soon to a new site!! Will keep you updated!!)

 

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The music starts to play.

This song, it is dramatic and kingly sounding.

The tempo slows, the hush comes…the sound of darkness plays…

The people… Israel…us…they don’t know what is about to happen…they are walking around in darkness.  They are oppressed, burdened, hopeless, confused, scared, solemn.  They stumble around. They fall. They cry out. The people are worn down from the labor, from the law, from the toil of trying to be good enough. They are tattered and torn.

But, then….the tempo picks up…in the song, there is a higher note…a softer note…it gets faster and brighter…

Hurling toward the Earth through universe, space, sound, and time comes a light…

It has dawned!

He has dawned!

He has been born! This little one, The Holy One has been born through pain and suffering and long labor by His  mother…He is here…Emmanuel, God is with us.

He, this tiny baby, is Wonderful Counselor…Mighty God…Everlasting Father…Prince of Peace…The government IS on His shoulders and His reign will never, ever end…

The song, now, is bursting with sound…begging you to dance…to rejoice…

Rejoice as if you found a treasure with jewels and ancient artifacts and crowns and precious things…Laugh and jump up and down because you know what this means!!! You know that His birth means your life! It means your salvation! Your redemption! Your joy is inexplicable and you feel as though any moment you could burst because you are so happy. The Rescuer has come and His plan will succeed and His reign will never end.

The song comes to a close. The story, though, is still going…still happening…in real time…right now…

You are in this magnificent story… Do you feel the weight and the joy of it all at Christmas time?

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