Outside my window...our first sparkling blanket of measurable snow.
I am thinking...about checking things off my to do list.
I am thankful for... a long Christmas break.
I am wearing...brown yoga pants and a rust colored sweatshirt.
I am remembering... Christmas when I was 6.
I am creating...an ornament craft with my children this afternoon.
I am going... to church...every day except Thursday.
I am reading... A Christmas Carol by Dickens. Still.
I am hoping... for a greater measure of Christmas joy.
On my mind... details. Lot of details.
From the learning rooms... Christmas crafts and line memorization.
Noticing that... when people pray, the Lord answers.
From the kitchen... sausage lentil soup.
Around the house...cleaning and sorting bedrooms, reorganizing the kitchen and laundry (which is hopelessly behind until we get a new machine).
One of my favorite things... hanging out with my kids when school is not on the schedule.
Praying for... increased peace and good health.
A verse to share...Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
A lyric or two... I think I've probably shared this last year, but it's one of my absolute favorites to hear at Christmas right now, so I'm sharing it again and hope that you'll listen to it.
Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we've projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother's shawl -
Just a child -
Is this who we've waited for? 'cause...
How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we've waited for?
All for me...
All for you...
A picture thought I'm sharing with you...
Three years ago, Lukas found this, the first gift of Christmas, hanging on our tree on Christmas morning.
A few plans for this week...If I listed it all, it would require a blog post of it's own. We have lots of rehearsals this week as well as a hair cut, dentist appointment, a medical appointment, piano lesson and groceries and other errands to run. Pray for us!