Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
This is a magical time of year. Last night we celebrated Christmas with our family. Things were a bit wild here! Our three kids, their spouses, their kids, Jim's mom, my mom and dad, and my brother were here, totaling 21 people. The four oldest grandkids read "The Christmas Story" (The Gospel according to St. Luke Chapter 2 verses 1-20) It was a special moment for all of us and the only time the entire evening that only one person was talking and everyone else was listening. Of course they then tore into the presents with a vengence! My mom and Jim's mom both have alzheimers. They were both in their own versions of lala land, but at least they were with us (kind of). Anyway, it is my prayer that everyone had a wonderfully blessed Christmas.
I received a radio clip in the mail yesterday that I thought was just AWESOME! It is of a little boy who called into a Houston Radio Station to talk to the DJ. The 12 year old is explaining about a talk he had with God. This clip would decidedly be more appropriate at Easter than it is at Christmas but yet, here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCdZwitrNoY
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
You don't know? Try answering it this way:
What is greater than God? _________________
What is more evil than the devil? _____________
What do the poor have? _______________
What do the rich need? _______________
If you eat it, you will die? ______________
I try to approach each day like that. Break it down. As a whole, everything is often more than one person can possibly handle. So, break it down. Tackle one problem at a time, especially this time of year. Everybody keeps saying it, and it is so true. The Holidays are stressful. It is supposed to be a happy time of year. In the process of making merry and bright, I find myself tired and grumpy. You too? I am playing Santa and have made a list. I have prioritized that list. If it doesn't all get done, that is ok. So, let's all chill and break this time of year down into something we can understand and handle. After all why are we celebrating Christmas anyway? We are celebrating the Birth of Jesus. So let's break it down, do what is important and keep Christ in CHRISTmas. The rest doesn't really matter. HO! HO! HO!