Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas vacation

The kids are officially on Christmas vacation! I'm looking forward to the kids and I catching up on their Truth in the Tinsel Advent projects. They have looked so forward to doing them, and the evenings have gotten away from us with different activities. I like how they are focused more on Jesus this Christmas.

I still haven't finished decorating our house. I just don't have the energy and excitement I once did. Before Emma passed away, I never understood how someone could be blue at Christmas, but now I do. I hope tomorrow is the day of completion though. My other children would like to see the halls and walls and shelves and everything else decked out for Christmas.

I got something at the Nutcracker Market this year.(Actually they were sold out, so I had to order it later. It just came in today. I was like a giddy school girl opening the box from Twelve Timbers!)  I am so excited about it. I think it is beautiful. It is simple...perfect.

All I had to take a photo with was my cell phone. ugh!

So, this is it...

the reason we celebrate and anticipate.

A child...wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, the Prince of peace.

He is Emmanuel, God with us.

I wish for you a weekend full of hope and peace. A time for quiet reflection. I time to remember the child...Emmanuel.

Winter Snow
by Audrey Assad

Could've come like a mighty storm
With all the strength of a hurricane
You could've come like a forest fire
With the power of heaven in Your flame

But You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

You could've swept in like a tidal wave
Or an ocean to ravish our hearts
You could have come through like a roaring flood
To wipe away the things we've scarred

But You came like a winter snow
You were quiet
You were soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

Oh, no, Your voice wasn't in a bush burning
No, Your voice wasn't in a rushing wind
It was still
It was small
It was hidden

You came like a winter snow
Quiet and soft and slow
Falling from the sky in the night
To the earth below

Falling
To the earth below
You came falling
From the sky in the night
To the earth below

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous your kids are off! Mine don't finish until next Fri!

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