MA’S CHRISTMAS TIP FOR TODAY
Record names and addresses in your address book as your receive Christmas cards--before your throw away the envelopes
I’ve had my cards in the mail for a few days now and I am saving my envelopes of those I receive too as I want to put together a new card list for next year. My old one has so many alterations in it from people moving that it is hard to tell exactly which address is the correct one.
My family had a wonderful get together yesterday. At least all the ones that live in Ohio did. There was 2 of my sons and their families from out of state that were missing. So all the pictures today and in the week to come will be mostly from our 2009 celebration.
I just want to share with you a little from one of the Advent devotions I read each day
This year the Fourth Week of Advent is five days long. Thursday evening is Christmas Eve and Friday, Christmas
For some of us, the Christmas we will celebrate this year pales in comparison to wonderful Christmases of our past - perhaps because we were younger or more innocent then, perhaps because some of our loved ones who were central to our Christmas are no longer living or not where we are, or perhaps just because the burdens and struggles of life. For some of us, Christmas will be just another day.
But for or all of us, the story behind these days can draw us in, and invite us to bring our lives to the mystery of how Jesus came into this world and why
If we let him come into our hearts to be our Savior these challenging days, we will find ourselves entering the sacred night and morning of Christmas joyful and triumphant as never before.
This week will be a more relaxed one for me as my celebrating is finished with my family but come Christmas Day I’ll be celebrating the Birth of my Lord and Savior as I have for so many years with thanks and adoration.