No post yesterday, because I left my computer in the back of my mom’s car. DOH!
So, today, you get double the babble…not really…babble yes, but double no. So, the house and Christmas tree has been decorated. I did my duty and put the lights on, but my lovely wife did the all the rest. It looks most excellent. And, so does the rest of the house, which she also did. I’m very fortunate to be able to gaze upon all of the beauty, all from the comfort of the couch while eating bon bons…well, my sister-in-laws truffles anyway…even better.
Can’t wait for Jacob to come home for the holidays sometime next weekend. Janine will have another pair of hands to help her with all the chores around the house…again, while I watch from the comfort of the couch while eating…let’s change it up a bit…cheddar and sour cream chips and onion dip. Mmm
I’ve decided to combine Thanksgiving and Christmas into one holiday that is celebrated 365 days a year (that’s an entire year for all of you mathematical geniuses). So, what should I call this holiday? Can’t call it Thanksmas, because it leaves Christ out, and Christgiving is too dull. Any thoughts?
Whatever we decide to call it, the gist of the holiday is that you thank Christ for who He is, as well as for all of wonderful things He has done; all out of unconditional love and grace. I hope it catches on!
Going to watch Ryan now. Let the celebrating begin!
Another good week down. Ryan’s looking forward to the weekend…and so am I. Time to get our Christmas tree…
Posted on FB: 90% of being married is just shouting “What!” from other rooms.
Y’all have a wonderful weekend on and with purpose!!
Another day gone by, and another day closer to Christmas…and to the second coming…which, in the grand scheme of things, is more important. But, they go hand-in-hand…
For the past couple of days, Ryan and I have been listening to “Spirit” radio (channel 826 on Direct TV) which has been playing an excellent assortment of Christmas songs, from traditional to contemporary, and everything in between. The music, along with the decorations Janine put up this past weekend, has got us in the Christmas mood.
Can’t wait to open presents and spend time with family and friends on Christmas day. And really can’t wait until the second coming. Neither can get here soon enough…
There sure is a lot of good cheer spread amongst the people throughout the holidays. My question is, “Why wait until the holidays to spread good cheer?”
Good cheer should be spread around all year-long, shouldn’t it?
Ryan’s calling it an early night; first time in a while he’s decided to nod off before 9 P.M. He looks so peaceful. Hope he sleeps through the night.
Silent Night. Holy Night. All is calm…
Just 20 days left until Christmas! I wish that were how many days (or less) left until Christ came back. Wouldn’t that be the best Christmas present ever?
Please continue to pray for Bernard as he fights this stupid cancer. Here’s a simple prayer that I’m going to print out and hang on the wall to remind me to pray:
Father God, We humbly pray for Bernard who is fighting cancer. Give him the hope and courage he needs each day. Comfort him in his pain and bless him with healing. Strengthen his family, friends, doctors and caregivers, and grant them peace as they come along side Bernard to help him during this season.
Thank you for praying with us for our dear friend.
INSANE adjective: afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
People frequently ask me how I keep from going insane after all these years. Well, it’s a pretty generous assumption on their parts that I’m not insane to begin with. Those who know me probably think I’m borderline at best, and I can’t blame them for thinking that way. Truth is, I would be or go insane if it weren’t for the grace of God. He puts His arms around me and comforts me, gives me peace, and protects me from going down that path. There’s hope in God/Jesus, and I cling to that every moment of every day. If I didn’t, I’d score the leading role in “One Flew Somewhere Over The Cuckoo’s Rainbow”…or something like that.
I’m looking forward to watching over Ryan throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning. I’ll be praying over him that he’ll get a good night’s sleep and be healed when he awakes…
Ephesians 6:10-17 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ryan and I are trying to get over the 96 pieces of pumpkin pie (no exaggeration) we had over the Thanksgiving holiday, and are moving into the heart of the season where more food will suck us into its orbit. Got the 4 billion boxes (again, no exaggeration) of ornaments out of the attic yesterday, and they’re already being unpacked and strewn about the house…in an organized way. Janine’s such the decorator. Needless to say, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Ryan’s got his own little tree. Not sure if it goes with the surfer in the background, although I guess there are places where it would make sense…
MERRY 23 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!