As December swiftly races by, I pause to give thanks to the Father...
for His countless blessings,
for the outpouring of His love,
for His gifts that never cease.
daddy... finally home for good... after many weeks of travel
more snow than we have ever seen!
hills to sled. mountains to climb.
the generosity of my snow-covered boys, poured out on someone they didn't even know...
as they gave away one of their sleds because he didn't have one of his own
snow-packed streets. cars buried deep. shops closed tight. home-bound rest.
red faces. weary legs. radiant smiles. wonderful times.
hot cider. hot chocolate. peanut butter cookies. contentment.
one-year old hands, clasped tightly over eyes, as heads bow before mealtime for a prayer of heart-felt thanks
the Father's comfort... the Father's peace... the Father's faithfulness... every. single. time.
I love you.
walks with my boys
games around the kitchen table, a movie before bed, daddy's homemade popcorn
family gathered 'round the computer.
voices raised in chorus.
Christmas hymns and songs of joy...
our church service via the internet.
a community of neighbors-- working together-- to dig out each other's cars, to scrape each other's driveways, to clear each other's steps... the selflessness of others... love in action
color amidst the gray
a reason to celebrate... His wondrous birth
the fulfillment of the Scriptures. God's Gift to mankind. Jesus, the Truth that sets men free.
0244and His life-giving Words:
"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."
May His peace fill you beyond measure this holiday season~
and the list continues...