To all our beloved friends and family who have seen us through this year of tragedy and rebuilding—-we are so thankful for you. Your thoughts and prayers and words and meals and gifts have meant more to us than you will ever know. We celebrate with you God incarnate, come in the flesh, to bear our sins and suffering. He is our light and life. May you be blessed with His everlasting love and peace, this Christmas, and always.
Merry Christmas from our house to yours!  Love to all!

31 comments on “Christmas in Dixie”

  1. Merry Christmas Edie and family! God has been good to you this year. Your decorations are gorgeous! Kate wants your recipe for candy cane cake pops. I want your mantel decorations! 🙂 xoxo

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family.  The spicy tomato soup was a big hit at our family Christmas eve party. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Merry Christmas!  Wat an extraordinary year your family has experienced.  I know you are enjoying your new home, as I am enjoying the photographs.  God bless!


  4. My heart is filled with joy to see you celebrating Christmas with all your heart.  Your home oozes joy…and it’s spilled out over the net and into my heart.  Rejoicing with you…not only for our wonderful Savior…but also for saving you and rebuilding you this past year.   Merry Christmas Edie and to your beautiful family too!

  5. Everything looks amazing…magazine worthy for sure. And I have the same Prince of Peace printable in my kitchen. Love the reminder of the true meaning of why we celebrate. Have a blessed Christmas!

  6. You do not know me from Adam, but I found you through another friend. I have followed your story. Ironically, a dear friend of ours house burned completely down very close to the same time yours did. I just want to tell you that I find your rioting very inspirational, and seems like it is w.ritten just for me. You have a beautiful home, family and most importantly a beautiful heart! Jump over to my blog anytime. It is I hope you have a blessed New Year!

  7. We’re blessed to always be next door.
     Thank you for the lessons learned and faith shared during this challenging past year. We love you~

  8. Edie, It has been a blessing to your readers to witness your faith through tragedy.  I have been so moved by your honesty and perseverance over the past year.  May God continue to bless you and your family.  

    You new home is beautiful and the Christmas pretties awesome!  Have a wonderful New Year!

  9. So many beautiful things…don’t even know where to start! May I ask where you found your dresser? It’s exactly what I’m looking for!

  10. What a year it has been for you and your family Edie!  Hoping that you all celebrated a wonderful Christmas in your lovely new home, and wishing you a wonderful, blessed 2012 xx

  11. Edie-your home looks magnificent and stunning. I live the mix of greenery and fruits. The colors are so vibrant. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by those most precious to you.

  12. Dear Edie, 
    How ironic that I found your post about your house fire. Your recent post about your fire and your analogy to Job makes perfect sense. It has been 11 years since the moment we realized that our home was on fire just as we were saying grace before eating our Christmas morning brunch. Everyone exited safely, including my two daughters, their grandparents, our two cats and dog. Without much warning, I had a breakdown four months later when the tree cutters removed four old and misshapen American Cedars that stood graciously along the street in front of our house. We thought that replacing them with healthy trees would be an improvement. It was a shock to see a large piece of plywood on the front porch with huge red spray-painted words “Why Kill the Trees?”  I guess it was the proverbial “sign” that broke the camel’s back.  Six-months of quick decisions and much uncertainty, we finally came back to a beautiful remodeled home. Sadly, I faced the loss of a 20-year marriage six years later in 2004 and the fury of Hurricane Ivan alone. I remember weeks without sleep and losing nearly 25 pounds that summer. It was through the grace of God and reaching out to Jesus Christ that I came through that time and the subsequent grieving of the loss of my father and now dealing with my mother’s end-of-life. Gratefully, I am living a comfortable life today in a sweet 1938 cottage, and both daughters are doing well living their lives. I am so thankful to have a strong network of blogging friends who open their hearts and doors to inspire people like me to dream and create beauty. God willing, I will soon go online with my own blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and journey in faith. God has bigger plans for all of us. 

  13. I love your blog! Beautiful home…..I was wondering if you’d mind telling me where you found the mirror over your mantle. It’s lovely :0) 

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