A Special Time of Year

Good morning,

I hope today finds you ready to share the gospel of Christ.

This weekend was a good weekend.  On Saturday some of the family got together and took a trip to Blue Creek to the place most of you know as “Rudd’s Christmas Farm.” To me it was home for many years.  Time and nature takes a toll on our bodies and things around us. The homeplace no longer looks or feels like home. We dug thru the remains of the barn where so many thousands of people saw the nativity and began the tour. What was once a strong standing structure with animals and so much life inside is now a pile of lumber.

We took a walk thru the hills were the story of Jesus was told only to find that nature had taken it back. The sidewalk was barely found underneath all the leaves.  All looked so sad and washed away but the story that was told thru those hills for over 30 years still lives in my heart and the hearts of many others.  For you see it’s the lives we have lived and who we have touched along the way that counts.

Dad is basking in the glories of the one he told so many people about and Mom continues to serve the baby born in bethlehem who died for our sins and rose again.

We all strive to walk as close to Christ as possible so one day we can all gather together for a Christmas celebration that will never end.

We have so much to be thankful for during this season.  When I kneel in prayer I always start my prayer with thanks.  I even thank him for the way I was raised to know of Jesus and that the life I walk with him is more important than anything else in this life.  We are only hear for a short season.  Life is a vapor and soon its gone.

——-Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
James 4:14 KJV——-
Make your life count.  Make memories and footprints on your family and friends that will lead them to Christ.  The most precious gift you can ever give or receive was given to all of us freely in a humble stable that was filled with LOVE.  His name is Jesus!!!


My house is starting to take on the smells and sites of Christmas and my mind is thinking about what I am going to cook for Thanksgiving next Thrusday. Is yours?

I am excited to hear how many people are getting an early start on this wonderful season.

I am…

Blessed Beyond Measures,



2 thoughts on “A Special Time of Year

  1. Cindy,
    I love each and every one of your posts. But this one is by far my favorite. I could visualize Rudd’s Farm, and see your feet taking a walk through the Hills on the Farm. Please, I encourage you to write more about Rudd’s Farm. Your precious memories are coming alive on these pages. There are so many who would love to hear more of your memories from back then, me included. Love you 🌲

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