Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kipp Family Christmas Tree 2009

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

We finally got our tree up yesterday and the house now looks ready for Christmas. I might not be, but the house is! I think next year I would like to try my hand at making a tree skirt; one that combines Hanukkah symbols and Christmas symbols. I also want to make David a Christmas stocking that is green and has a rack of billiard balls toward the toe. Alas, lots of ideas and little time.

Today is baking day: orange-cranberry-nut cookies, gingerbread cookies, and white chocolate apricot oatmeal cookies. I have a cookie exchange at work Tuesday so it will be nice to have most of the baking done. The only other thing I'll be making it is my grandmother's poppy cake.


  1. Hi Paulissa,
    your tree is so pretty. It sounds as though you are baking some wonderful sweets. I can only imagine how wonderful your kitchen smells.

  2. Thanks Iris! Things have been so busy that I feel like I've gotten a late start on everything!

    The house is smelling pretty festive right now. I had to hunt for the cookie cutters; we haven't made cutout cookies since we moved here.

    How are things in your corner of the world?