It raining here today, but hopefully it is going to stop this afternoon. The kids are planning an airsoft battle amongst themselves!
We're excited that the forecast for Christmas Eve into Christmas Day is saying a light snow!
Isla has arrived in town, bring her parents along with her! She has been having fun playing with Uncle Kyle, hanging with Auntie Sarah, feeding the horses with Grandpa, and giving the chickens some oats.
Tomorrow, the whole family and some friends are going to lunch to celebrate Tim's birthday. We're very pleased that his brother Dan and family will be with us for that! Then we have an early Christmas Eve service at church, then home for birthday gifts and later, stockings.
I hope you are all enjoying the season. I know for some this year is challenging due to loss, or illness. I know that for some there is deep pain due to broken relationships with loved ones. I'm praying for comfort for you all, for Joy in the Lord which is not dependent on circumstances.
"If you’re hurting this Christmas, know you are beloved of a God whose special concern is the brokenhearted.
If you’re rejoicing, don’t let fear have your joy, even for a moment."
Aside from the wonder of Christ's birth it is true that Christmas tends to bring sadness to some--for a young family in our church who lost their father to an aneurysm this week, Christmas will never be the same. It's because Christmas is also about family and gathering, and many memories come of Christmases past with loved ones no longer with us. Or some people have no family and are just plain lonely when others are having good times. So it's good to remember those and be sensitive, as your friend has so well written. Enjoy your celebrations!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Deanna. I read Golden Hours, too. Lovely words you've chosen to share.ReplyDelete