Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas.





I've done a bit more decorating and baking the last few days. We had a nice laid-back evening with some of our neighbor friends in our home last night. Today we are getting a few things in place and the last of the menu planned and looking forward to the arrival of some of my family who are traveling tomorrow from Minnesota.
Our family will go to a Christmas Eve service and I just know it will be a special time. A time to reflect on not only who Jesus was- as a newborn King bringing peace and love to everyone, everywhere- but also who He still is in our lives every moment of every day. I am blessed beyond measure and find myself thanking and praising God for His goodness and mercy in my life and the rest of my family. I cannot thank Him for all He has done in my life.
But my hope is that I will continue to find small ways to share my faith and to encourage those who may not feel such blessing and peace to seek Him with all their heart and share in this goodness that He wants to pour out into them too.
Christmas is my favorite time of year- it's true. It is a time of much thought and reflection. I love the lights and the gifts and the music and the trees. But it is the story of Jesus' birth and the message of love and redemption for all that warms my heart most of all. My prayer is that it will be the most special part of your Christmas each and every year as well.
Merry Christmas to all my family, friends- both in real life and those I only know through the 'net, and even to those of you who only read but have yet to say 'hello'. From my heart to yours this Christmas, I wish you Joy and Peace. xoxo

8 comments:

Lori said...

Just wanted to stop in and wish you and you're family a Very Merry Christmas!!! Much LUB!!

Denise Ward said...

I wish you and your family a very Blessed Christmas and all the best in the New Year. I hope the spirit of the holiday remains with you year-round--I'm sure it will, though, as you always seem to have a message of faith and hope to share.

inara said...

Merry Christmas! I love your blog, btw!

Sara said...

Merry Christmas to you and all of you family. I can't make it home this year, but somehow feel less alone after reading your words. Many blessings to you in the year to come...

Linda said...

Merry Christmas, Jody! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful one!

Linda in KY

joscelyne cutchens said...

Merry Christmas to you! I think you are an incredible woman and I enjoy reading your blog. Your stories and your art touch my heart!

Anonymous said...

Hope your Christmas was a good one! I always appreciate your blog with pictures! Wondering where you got the silver tree....it is so retro!!!

All moments remembered said...

I hope that this new year brings your family many blessings!! I am so blessed to have found your blog! I love it.
Huge hugs to you,
Stacey