And with this last Christmas I was reminded all over again that being with the people I love wins out hands down without question over having everything go to plan OR ticking all the boxes on our "this is what we do at Christmas" list OR having the house all spruced and Christmas ready. Of course it's lovely when things do go to plan, when the food turns out how it's meant, when the house shines as I like it to and guests and or children, take your pick, behave the way they should. Lovely yes - but not essential to joy shared and thanks given and a good time being had. Not even nearly.
Time for us, and then some to take a squiz at a few things I’ve found throughout October and November and given we are deep in the throws of this lovely Christmas season let's throw December in for good measure. I do this because I love a good find and it always gets me thinking and remembering … Continue reading What I Found in October, November (and December!!)
Out of the stump of Davids family will grow a shoot - yes a new branch bearing fruit from the old root - - - in that day the heir to Davids throne will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to Him and the land where He lives … Continue reading All and Everything
So much to distract us this time of year, so much to turn our heads, so much that can pressure and provoke us - close quarters with family, close quarters with the mall, self imposed expectations and ideas of what we “have to do” in order to be doing Christmas properly - - - things … Continue reading Unwrapping the Light
Did I mention I love Christmas - - - the beautiful decorations, the lights and lovelies, Christmas carols, Christmas story books, beautifully wrapped gifts, nativity scenes, the smell of pine cones and fresh mangoes (my Christmas smells) - ahhhh I love all of it - - - I just don’t want it to kill me. … Continue reading A Deep Breath and Enough Already
We have a little tradition at my house - on December 1st we are officially “allowed” to start Christmas decorating. The kids count down to when they can pull “Christmas” out of those dusty boxes we’ve had packed away all year and we set up the Christmas tree - loved ornaments are rediscovered and my … Continue reading Our Light Has Come