Sunday, January 2, 2011

On the 8th Day of Christmas

my true love gave to me
eight maids a milking...
...seven swans a swimming
six geese a laying
FIIIIVE GOLDEN RIIIIIIIIIINGS
four colly birds
three French hens
two turtle doves
(sing it with me now)
and a partridge in a pear tree!

Ok, so I might be crazy, but this download actually has eight maids and one cow! I couldn't help myself! They were just so stinkin cute, and I HAD to have a cow! So has anyone started trying to figure out what the days represent? Can you guess what there are eight of? If you said eight Beatitudes give yourself a cookie! The Beatitudes are known as the "Blessed are" passage, or attitudes you should have as a follower of Jesus. These were taught directly from Jesus during the sermon on the mount, found in Matthew 5:3-12. I'm going to take the liberty of typing out the entire passage, because I think it's worth reading the whole thing. There's the attitude, and then why it's blessed. So I want to share this one in its entirety.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

Be encouraged! Some of these don't seem like emotions you want to feel, but Jesus gives us hope for how we will overcome hardships. As you enter 2011 I hope you will lean on the power of our Creator for your strength and hope! You can pick up your milk maids on 4shared or Box (2 downloads) here and here. Links will be available until 10 Jan 2011.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for these marvellous maids a-milking

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  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Jan. 02, 2011. Thanks again.

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [03 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. You are right - these are so stinkin cute! Thanks so much for sharing them - they are truly adorable!

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  5. The maids are cute, but the cow is awesome. Thanks for reminding us of what Christmas is all about. Christ and His gospel and how we should be striving to be like Him.

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