"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Catching the Gingerbread Man...

"Run, run, as fast as you can....
You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

      I've been running, but not after the Gingerbread Man. It's my grandson I'm trying to catch! I've been watching him and my granddaughter on the weekends and Mondays...which is why I am late getting my post linked up...and behind on laundry, dishes, and...

When I heard there was going to be a gingerbread tea party I was so excited, then I missed it!

      Once my little Sugarbugs went home, I decided to pull myself together and join the party late. My plan was to make cookies, and perhaps I will tomorrow, but for now I've made gingerbread.


      As I write this, I'm sipping on a cup of Ginger Snappish Herb Tea (with lemon). There's a fire in the wood stove and the house is quiet. I can almost hear the lights twinkling on the tree. I see prints of tiny fingers smudged on the sliding glass door as I look out over the tree covered hills. They remind me how blessed I am to live here in the foothills and have little ones to hug and have a home filled with family to serve and friends in which to share a cup of tea.

      Sometimes I run so fast, chasing after something that can't be caught, like the Gingerbread Man in the nursery rhyme. I forget to see the precious little hands on the window and thank God for the child they represent. And thank Him for another child, His Son, whom He sent on the first Christmas day to bring salvation, love, and hope to a world who needed to see Him, touch Him, and know Him in a personal way.

If I could share one gift with you as we drink a cup of tea together, it would be the gift of knowing Him.

His Name is Jesus
By Charlotte Foster

May your Christmas time be filled with Him,
The one who came to heal our sin.

That little child within the manger,
The one whom angels hid from danger.

Though in a tiny manger bed,
He wore God’s crown upon His head.

The babe who came to be our king,
To Him the heavenly anthems ring.

The Prince of Peace quietly laying,
While people all around were praying.

To send His Light and God had heard,
In the manger lay the Living Word.

God’s own Son, the Lord of Hosts,
The very one He loved the most.

He came a ransom for our sin,
To heal the broken hearts of men.

This Holy One, the Great I Am,
To be the sacrificial Lamb.

And as He slept that Christmas day,
In the shadow of the cross He lay.

So as we give our gifts of love,
Remember the one who came from above.

And give Him praise for all He’s done,
The King of Kings, God’s only son.

“For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
Hath shined in our hearts to bring the light of the knowledge of the
Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
2 Corinthians 4:6


  1. Your gingerbread tea party looks fabulous! I have been trying to think of Christmas related stories and had completely forgotten about the story of the Gingerbread man, thanks for the reminder!!!! Enjoy your tea!

  2. Hello Charlotte! Love your gingerbread post! You have cute gingerbread decor! Just love it! I am inspired to make gingerbread! I hope you have a blessed day,

  3. Hi Charlotte,
    Loved your tea post and especially the poem at the end. Gingerbread always makes for a charming post. Thank you for sharing this with us today as well as God's love.

    Christmas blessings,

  4. What wonderful thoughts and how true they are! The gingerbread just looks so yummy and the gingerbread tea with lemon MMMM! Love those babies! Merry Christmas! Happy Tea Time! Pam

  5. What a beautiful post! I know you appreciate the season. I wish I could share a cup of tea with you. Merry Christmas!!

  6. Hi: Your post touch me today. Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a blessed Christmas Season. Hugs, Martha

  7. Thank you for the lovely thoughts, this is a beautiful post. Gingerbread men have a special place with me

  8. Such a lovely post and your gingerbread is wonderful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your post is so sweet today... I love your gingerbread looks so Yummy.
    I would like to thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Christmas Tablescape in Blue.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  10. I love gingerbread so your post made me hungry (LOL) I enjoyed your poem. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I enjoyed your beautiful thoughtful post. Your home looks very festive, and those tea cups and saucers are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  12. I have a Gingerbread kitchen at Christmas, too. So enjoyed seeing your ornaments. Thinking about sharing the gift of knowing Christ brings tears to my eyes. My hearts desire.


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