Friday, December 24, 2010

For Unto Us A Child Is Born - One Solitary Life

Of all of our Nativities, this one is my favorite. 
This was taken when our youngest was just a
baby and these are our five children. He
is 16 now.

This Nativity was given to us by dear friends and
has an honored place under our tree each year.

We brought this Nativity home with us from

My oldest daughter presented me with
these one year from the whole family
to thank me for all that I do for
them to make Christmas special.

One Solitary Life
He was born in an obscure village, a child of a peasant woman.
He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty.
Then became an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never did one thing that usually accompanies greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.

While still a young man, public opinion turned against him.
His friends ran away.
One denied him.

He went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
His executioners gambled for His only piece of property - His coat.
He was laid in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone.
Today He is the centerpiece of the human race.

All the armies that ever marched,
All the navies that ever sailed,
All the parliaments that ever sat,
And all the kings that ever reigned, put together,
have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as that

                                ONE SOLITARY LIFE

This is my beautiful print of the Wise Men
that we bring out each
Christmas by Tom duBois.
  My husband and I bought
it for each other one year.

These are Steinbach nutcracker wisemen
that I gave to myself this year. I found
them at Tuesday Morning.

For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is given
And his name shall be called,
The Mighty God
The Everlasting Father
The Prince of Peace

A beautiful Liz Lemon Swindle print
that I received as a giveaway this

May the joy of this season resound
throught the year.

Merry  Christmas!
I will be posting with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. So beautiful, thank you. May God richly bless you with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ginger

  2. Your roast from the previous post looks lucious. I have never tried to fix one. YOU might have pushed me over the top & challanged me to this sometime. As for this post!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!
    The beauty of your nativity, the picture of the wisemen & the print of our precious Christ Child is all so very touching. I WOULD LOVE to see your home in person for I know it is truly magical. Merry Christmas my new found friend! I can't wait to get to know you better & have a full year of Blogging ahead of us. Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!! HUGS!

  3. You're amazing, Jacqueline!

    Merry Christmas! I'm thinking about you... I'm going to start the cake! :-)


    Luciane at

  4. Oh you brought tears to my eyes.You have a beautiful family..the little one is now 16:) Time flies..

    You have lovely things..
    They are comfy in your home..
    Christmas Blessings~

  5. The first nativity is precious!

    Merry Christmas, Jacqueline!

  6. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  7. All your photos are lovely but the one of your children is so precious. May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.

  8. This is the most beautiful posting!!! Merry Christmas to you.. be blessed as I have just "getting to know you" in blogland this past year.

  9. Merry Christmas.......


    Love Ria....

  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. Jacqueline, each nativity is beautiful, but have to say the photo of your children recreating the nativity is by far my favorite. What a touching photo. You have a beautiful family!
    Love the nutcrackers you gave yourself this year. And the Three Wise Men with their camels is pretty spectacular. I know your home must be magical.
    Merry Christmas, dear friend. ~ sarah

  12. What a beautiful post! I enjoyed your beautiful Nativities, especially the one your daughter gave you from the whole family....the figures are just delightful!
    I am going to become your newest follower!
    Merry Christmas!
    Toasty Hugs,

  13. Merry Christmas Jacqueline! I love your nativities, especially that first one- how special!

  14. Merry Christmas to you. Beautiful nativity scenes.

  15. Such a beautiful tribute to Christmas.

    It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. As these days turn from the Christmas Season to the Season of Winter, I hope you'll continue to share with us.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. Your nativity picture of your children is just priceless! I love your nativity sets...and especially the three wisemen from your daughter. Hope your CHristmas was merry and your new year will be blessed!


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