Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Craziness

I had all these great intentions of writing Christmas memories on my blog and then got busy with other things.
We made our traditional rounds to all the family for Christmas this year and it was even more crazy than usual because we had some bad winter weather. It was the 1st time Texas had a white Christmas in my living memory.
My fun new memory for this year was reading the Christmas story as we drove in the snow and ice to my parents to celebrate Christmas and then getting to go sledding. We had a white Christmas for the 1st time in my memory and got to go sledding and play in the snow. It was lots of fun and we enjoyed it but it reminded me why I don't love cold weather! Jonathan was glad to go back inside because he really doesn't like the cold!
It was a lovely way to spend Christmas and to celebrate Christ's birth!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Memories of Christmas

Winter time is here again in North Texas! I have to admit that this time of year is hardest for me because I am not a big fan of cold weather, dead landscapes or rainy days! It makes me not want to go outdoors and I find myself wanting to be lazy which is never a good thing. The idea of running in the cold takes some will power and more clothes too!
Now I love Christmas, decorating the house and being focused on the birth of Christ as well as time to enjoy with friends and family. That part makes me smile and think back on many blessed Christmases in the past! So with determination to be full of cheer this time of year in my heart, I am going to blog about some happy memories of Christmas as often as I can between now and Christmas!
Today's simple memory that stands out to me is sitting with my family in our living room watching the tree lights flashing on the ceiling and talking about Jesus. We always had a live tree with tons of multicolored lights that flashed in random patterns. You could watch for hours as the tree branch shadows flickered on the ceiling and we laughed and talked about why Christmas was so wonderful! That memory has me smiling right now!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 1st Verse

It is December already! Can you believe it? This year is flying away way to quickly. Here is my next to the last verse for 2009.

1 Samuel 1:27 NKJV
"For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him."

This is a great reminder of how you pray for specific things and God answers your prayer!