Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas arrived so slow and was over so fast. I am so glad that God does not go on vacation after its all over. He is still here with us and guiding us on our journey. The kids had a wonderful Christmas and got things that they all enjoy, the highlights was a scateboard for Alex(does anyone have any bubble wrap), rollerblades for Megan and Emily got some cooing utensils and play food. They did receive other things too but those were the favorties. Alex is already trying to do tricks, and Megan is close to mastering her rollerblade with only a few falls. As for me, I recieved some nice flannel pj's, and a cake decorating cookbook. Maybe I will learn some new skills in that area, has anyone every worked with marzipan, well anyways. I am a long ways form professional and barely a novice. I had a few other chirstmas surpises one of which my oldest sister found out she is expecting a child. Please remember her in prayer this will be a high risk pregnancy, due to past history. I am very excited for her. I will try to post pics later.

Remember, Jesus is not only the reason for the season, he is the reason to look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Well, I can say life is busy. Somedays I feel as though I can hardly keep up with it. Don't get me wrong, I like Christmas. Its just that instead of me being consumed with Christmas, I am consumed by it. It chews me up and spits me out a bedraggled mess. Sometimes I wish I could be simpler, less of Hallmark and more of meditating on the what it really means. I am not big on shopping at anytime, yeah I know, I am a women its genetic right. I am supposed to have my GPS set on the mall at times, wrong. I stear clear of the mall at all cost, only making necessary trips there. If it wasn't for my kids I would stay at home most of the time. I get stressed easily when there is too much going on, I always feel a step behind everyone else. Now don't despair and get depressed with me, I always struggle to pull myself out and find what I need for this time of year. I look for the message God want's to give me. There is a passage of scripture that I love, John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Then skip down to verse 14 and the first part, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among . . . How beautiful is that. Without Jesus coming to earth and becoming flesh, we could not celebrate Christmas, there would be no salvation, redemption, holiness and so on. This is my way of getting through the holidays, depending on Jesus and his written word to lift me out of my valley so that I can be a blessing to someone. I do love Christmas and what it means. I hope you remember the true meaning of Christmas and also enjoy your time with friends and family. Merry Christmas.