None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives.
Let Us Wait in Joyful Hope
I read a story that said it is traditional to make 13 different kinds of cookies for Christmas, and though I have never found the source for this bit of folklore, it makes sense to me. It also serves as a convenient way of dividing up the time before Christmas. I figure if I make three different batches of cookies each week during Advent, and an extra batch the last week, I’ll have thirteen different kinds of cookies to serve and I can box them up and give them as Christmas presents.
Talk about joyful preparation, I think this is one piece of advice I’m going to try. Waiting does bring good things!!
I may not make 13 different kinds, I'm getting a late start here, but there will be some baking going on here. Hopefully I’ll be showing you some pictures of my cookie baking soon. Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven. The pictures are from past years’ cookies.
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.