Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's December!

Already we are half way through the month. When did that happen, exactly? It has been such a busy time already! We are looking forward to the next few weeks. We will take off two for the Christmas/New Year holidays. Yippie! We are going to make cut-out cookies for the first time in many many years. The children are especially looking forward to that methinks.

My shopping is almost done and I hope that the few things I bought at the beginning of the month arrive on TIME. I will be very disheartened if they don't so we shall see. God knows what we need and will have exactly what that is here. :+)

We are enjoying a lovely Advent study coordinated with Messiah by Handel. I love this time of year. I love hearing music that honors my Savior all over the place. I loved the kindness of strangers that we experienced tonight. We were driving around looking for Christmas lights and drove by this amazing house that was covered front and back with an abundant display. We were driving slowly by and the woman of the house walked up to our van. She said the best view is from the backyard and invited us in. They had the hugest Victorian set-up inside their house that all lit up and moved and the backyard was truly beautiful. To offer all that work to total strangers - well it was pretty neat to us. God touches us through so many things this time of year and I really appreciate it.

Enjoy the beauty of the cool days, the eggnog, the hot cocoa, cookies, fudge, and your favorite carols. Listen to Messiah this year and really take it in - "...and His name shall be called, wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

Amen, Lord Jesus.