Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Joy to the World

Wishing you all a most joyous Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

From Our House to Yours

Merry Christmas

As I write this I am home in Minnesota for Christmas. 
We traveled yesterday and got to my moms in the afternoon.
 It is always good to be home. 
Each year I cherish it more and more. 
It is wisdom that comes from walking this earth this long and coming to know... time is fleeting and things can change in the blink of an eye.
We will all be together this year... a gift, a most precious gift.

It will be a white Christmas here, they got quite a bit of snow a week ago but usually there is more snow here. 
Chicago only had a dusting before we left, so you won't see snow in these pictures. (Warning, there are many pictures, I just couldn't post any sooner this year)

So this is Christmas
And what have we done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young
A very merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear
And so this is Christmas
for weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
John Lennon

The world this week has surely been wrong, but there is a hope and only one hope that came to us 2000 years ago to show us a better way to live. 
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
Gal 4:4
I am challenging myself this Christmas to try and leave this world a little better for being here. To smile a little more at strangers, to love those that are unlovable, to help those in need, to spread the joy of Christ all year long. But most of all... to love God with all my heart.
I am dwelling on the simple message this year that Jesus brought 

I am sending my love to all of you in blogland 
from our house to yours... and as always with