A Little Special Treat Saturday

It’s the last Saturday before Christmas and all the creatures are definitely stirring.

Our last party is this Sunday, our son and his wife arrive Wednesday and in between there is much cleaning and preparing to be done. The excitement is mixed with anxiousness for me, at least until our party for the men is done.

Consider this a sweet treat, a brief respite, a preview of joy all rolled into a blog post.

Every year we have a door decorating contest in the dorms at the ARC. Armed with donated supplies, two-sided tape (I wondered where mine went) and their creativity, it’s a Christmas wonderland upstairs in the residence. Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s entries. Winners will be announced at our party Sunday night.



There’s a door behind this somewhere.


I’m not much for spending time in the kitchen but I found a recipe that is easy and everyone’s favorite. More than one person has suggested I sell these Toasted Pecan Clusters and I’m sharing the recipe with you in this printable you can download. I’ve made batches in dark chocolate, white chocolate and salted caramel (edged out the dark chocolate for peoples choice)

RECIPE toasted pecan clusters

If you haven’t already visited my Facebook page, drop by. There I post photo’s from an on-line class I’ve been taking taught by photographer Kim Klassen called My Still Sunday. I’m learning about light, using props I have around the house, but mostly I’m learning about taking time with it. There is no rush. This could be the best part of the class for me.

One of My Still Sunday shots
One of My Still Sunday class shots

Sunday we will celebrate the 4th Advent. Our theme for this week is Joy. It’s not in order of the scripted Advent celebrations in the Church year, something I wrote about  here.

We are going to celebrate the joy God gave the world in His son, wrapped in flesh, come to live among us, to know us, to show us the way of grace. May your life bubble over with His joy and may you sing out your celebration song with the heavenly choir:

“Glory to God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Luke 2:14

More about Debby Hudson

Where do you find grace? Inside the church walls? Around the dinner table with your family? For years, grace was not much more than the prayer we said before meals or a biblical concept. Then I met a group of men who had, as we say, reached bottom. They welcomed me to Graceland. They showing me grace can be found in the darkest of places. I'm still searching and learning. I hope you'll want to come along.

4 thoughts on “A Little Special Treat Saturday

    1. Debby Hudson

      They do a great job, Gabriele. It’s like a Christmas wonderland around the Center. Definitely puts us in the spirit 🙂


  1. judikruis

    Joyful, joyful we adore Thee! I hope all your celebrations are filled with wonder Debby!!!


    1. Debby Hudson

      Oh, yes! We had a joy-filled party with the men last night. So much laughter and music and fun. Definitely some making spirits bright, Jude.


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