Monday, December 24, 2012

 Merry Christmas and Warmest Blessings

 to you and yours! 

I pray your Christmas is filled with warmth, wrapped in blessings and touched by His love. 


from my heart to yours,


Before you go, please enjoy the following vintage illustrations:

The banqueting room at the Regent's Brighton Pavilion. Undoubtedly the place for many a lavish Christmas dinner. 

Angels Singing

A Christmas Greeting

"Christmas Dinner,"  Cruikshank

Our cat, Hobbes, emerging from within the branches of our Christmas tree!     

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Warmest Blessings,

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Anne Payne said...

Merry Christmas, Linore!

Thanks for so many wonderful vintage images and being so dedicated to your fans :)

chaplaindebbie said...

I love the pictures, Linore, especially the one of your cat. LOL Praying you are having a blessed Christmas day!

Linore Burkard said...

Dear Anne, You are the sort of fan who makes it all so worthwhile! And you too, Debbie! Thank you so much for being faithful readers. It means a lot. I'm praying about direction for 2013 with the blog, since it's been so slow. Any ideas or thoughts??

chaplaindebbie said...

I was wondering why you hadn't posted here for awhile. I frequent a few blogs and what I find interesting in some of them is the fact that they have at least one thing they do regularly each week. MaryLu Tyndall has her Wordless Wednesdays and Michelle Griep has her Fun Friday videos.(hilarious at times)
I try to share these blogs with others, but my friends list isn't that long. :(
I will be praying for God's leading on this Linore. All I know is that you always give great advice and introduce some wonderful ideas. Just know that I am praying for you. Hugs!

Linore Burkard said...

Thank you, Debbie! I appreciate your thoughts. I tried doing a couple of things regularly, like devo Mondays, Beautiful Life Wednesdays and Fiction Fridays, but it's frankly too much work with my homeschooling and family! I'm feeling like the world just doesn't need one more blog, and trying to pinpoint what value I could give that is somewhat unique. (Gotta keep praying!) Thanks again. I need to check out that Wordless Wednesday of MaryLu's. (She's a doll, by the way.)Is it just pics? (That's something I could do, too, differently than her.)

chaplaindebbie said...

Yes, MaryLu is great! And her Wordless Wednesdays are usually pictures of ships and ship scenes. I love them all. I have a whole Pinerest board on ships/sailing, some are pictures from her blog. I am sure you could come up with a different theme.
Family is more important than blogging, so I can understand what you are going through. I homeschooled all 3 of my kids from K-12, so I know how much time and effort it involves. Just know that whether or not you continue to blog, you will have a friend in me. I will still 'catch' you on Facebook and Twitter. I will be praying that God lets you know 'beyond the shadow of a doubt' as what you should do. Hugs!!!

Linore Burkard said...

Debbie, I never saw your last comment til now! (I am supposed to get email notifications, but it doesn't always work.)Anyway, I appreciate what you've said here. And the prayers! It's hard to give up something you've put a lot into, but sometimes He does call us to do precisely that. Hugs back!!