Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

               
Last week we went to church to watch the Christmas Concert.  We arrived about 40 minutes before it started and went to the balcony so we would have good visibility and sound acoustics.  By the time it started, the downstairs was full and the balcony was three fourths full.                        


There was a brass section, a string section, two 7' grand pianos and a soloist performing in the concert.  The music was superb and the decor was stunning. 



Opelika has a tradition each Christmas in that the houses in the Historic District set up Victorian characters in the yard or porch of houses in a 2 street section.  Each street goes about 2 or 3 blocks before you turn to the next street and repeat the same process.
We wanted to share a few of those decorations...          











As we celebrate Christmas, may we reflect on the truth that God came to earth and dwelt among us, and there was purpose in His presence.

From our tiny home to yours, we want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas.





 

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    1. Thanks Jan, we hope you had a great Christmas and hopes for you to have a healthy and happy 2018.

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    1. Thanks Carol...hope you guys had a great Christmas and we wish for y'all to have a healthy and happy 2018.

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  3. Merry Christmas what a wonderful area to experience.

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    1. Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas and hope for you to have a healthy and happy 2018.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Wishing you both a very blessed Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, hope you guys had a very Merry Christmas and hopes for a healthy and happy 2018.

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  5. Elegant setting, and what a magnificent concert that must have been...Definitely gets one into the spirit of Christmas...thanks for sharing...Have a very Merry and blessed Christmas...Horst sends

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    1. Horst, thanks for your comments, we hope your Christmas was good and very special. We hope for you to have a healthy and happy 2018. Notice at our "age", healthy comes first...LOL

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  6. I love seeing all the decorations.Merry Christmas to you. I'm so glad that the blogging world has caused our paths to cross.

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    1. Ruth, thank you for your comments, we hope that you had a wonderful and Merry Christmas. We too feel very blessed that God brought our paths to cross...even as it is through the blogging world.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you both.... Great pictures --and I l would have loved to have been at that Christmas presentation at the church... Gorgeous church!!!

    We are in Gatlinburg celebrating Christmas. Their lights around here are so awesome. We brought G's daughter here to hopefully find some JOY on this first Christmas without her husband...

    Merry Christmas. Have an awesome day... Jesus Christ is BORN... Hallelujah...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy, thank you for your comments, we hope you and George had a very Merry Christmas and were able to help his daughter through her first alone Christmas. Yes, praise God that he came to earth and dwelt among us to give us an underserving sacrifice of love.
      Take care...

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    1. Mike & Deb, hope you had a Merry Christmas and hopes for you to have a healthy and happy 2018.

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  9. Christmas concerts are the best. Merry Christmas to the two of you. May you have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks Jerry, we hope you and Wanda had a very Merry Christmas and wish for you guys a healthy and happy 2018.

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  10. Merry Christmas to you as well, Mike and Gerri. Hope you've had a great day. I really enjoyed the photos from the church and the Victorian figures.

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    1. Linda, thank you for your comments, we hope you had a great Christmas and we are blessed that our paths crossed even only in blogging at this time. We would love to see the Christmas lights where you live sometime as they are beautiful as we saw in your blog. Praise be to God that He came to earth as a man and dwelt among us. His ultimate sacrifice of love is the greatest gift ever!
      Take care and we hope for you a healthy and happy 2018.

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    1. Chuck and Anneke, we hope your Christmas was a good one and plans for a healthy and happy 2018.

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  12. Wishing you two and wonderful 2018 and hope our paths cross somewhere on the road.

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