Vegan GF Thumbprint Cookies

These vegan and naturally gluten-green thumbprint cookies are the perfect treat for Christmas Eve, to sustain you as you wrap up preparations for your Christmas celebration.

Advent always passes by very quickly for me, and I’m usually caught up in the throes of shopping, wrapping, baking, making lists, and panicking a bit over everything I haven’t done.  I think this is common for many women, moms especially, as we try to create the perfect Christmas for everyone.  No wonder I used to feel so drug out on Christmas morning!

But this year has been different.  This year I’ve been deeply impressed in my heart that God long ago already created the perfect Christmas for all of us. He sent His Son as a baby in a manger.  And that is the good news of peace and salvation for all people.  This is Christmas, my friends.

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My Christmas Thanks to You

Advent at Union Church Manila

Hello lovely readers!

It’s “Christmas Eve Eve” and amazingly, I’m not up to my eyeballs in wrapping paper and last-minute cookie baking.  Maybe that will be tomorrow…

But today, I have a quiet moment and I want to just reflect on these last 8 months of blogging and say a big THANK YOU!!!  I had no idea what I was getting into when I nervously hit that “Publish” button on May 4 earlier this year with my Banana Oat Cookies.  I wasn’t sure I would get any response at all, especially with those um, less than stellar pix, but I did and I was overwhelmed by your love & support.  I’m grateful for each and every one of you amazing people!

My readership is now (slightly) more than just my father, my aunts, and my cousins (I do have a big family though!) and it’s heart-warming to know that you’re interested in what I’m saying and what I’m cooking.  I can’t thank you enough for caring.  To know that you open my emails and read my posts… well, I could say that I only do this blog for myself, but that would be a lie.  I do it because I know that you’re there on the other side of the screen.  And to know I have such caring and devoted readers makes me just want to post better and better goodies for you.  I’m not sure you realise how very much I adore you all.  You have inspired me to go further with this baby blog than I ever thought possible, and it’s only gonna get better in 2016, I promise.  I have so many ideas for you, so many new recipes to give you, so many workouts to do together.  I just can’t wait!!

But meanwhile, enjoy the holidays with your family.  Eat everything not in moderation, ha ha.  Feel the wonder that is the coming of the Christ child.  That is the reason we celebrate.

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!