Sit Close and get warm…

“…When you sit in front of a fire in winter, you are just there in front of the fire, and you don’t have to be smart or anything. The fire warms you.”

Today  my Christmas wish for you is to “sit with the Lord and let Him warm you like a fire in winter. You don’t have to be perfect or the greatest person who ever graces the earth or the best of anything to be with Him.”

Just sit next to the little baby… and get warm…

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Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

Merry Christmas

Extracted from an article by Todd D. Christofferson, “Be At Peace.” Ensign. Referred to Anglican Arch Bishop, Desmond Tutu in South Africa; interview about his relations ship with God as he has grown older.

He looked GOOD!

   Subbing in art I came across this spunky 1st grader who was determined to tell me an important incident before allowing me to move on as I wandered around tables of children immersed in wonderful art messes.

She told me that she drew a picture of God and went on to explain…

“My dad said,” she mimicked in a stern father-voice,  “How can you draw a picture of God, no one knows what he looks like!”

And she said,

“They do now, because I am finished with my drawing!”

She waited for me to say something in hanging silence…

So I proceeded,

“How did he look?”

And with her six year old assertive confidence declared…

“He looked good!”

Today…

Cancer’s score card added another tally. I am angry at Cancer. I hate it’s thievery with a vengeance!

I feel frightened as it steals yet

another innocent life.

I am sad.

Christmas time can be hectic and bothersome or

it can be quiet, soothing, and precious.

My friend’s life deserves the honor of the latter as I reflect on her goodness.

Today I play carols on low so I have to make an effort to really listen.

Today I wrap gifts slowly and think with gratitude about the person I am giving to, and smile that they are in my life.

Today I will bake and fill my home with soothing aromas of the season then eat comfort food and savor the taste.

Today I will hug my pillows before I fluff making the beds.

Today I will sit and look at my Christmas tree without any noise.

Today I will feed my forest family and take a walk no matter how frosty I feel, and smell the air, and thank God for the beauty of the earth right in front of my eyes.

Today I will listen to the dryer sound, sweep the floors and fold the socks and feel life in my home in the messes.

Tonight I will tuck my children in bed and lie awake and listen to their breathing.

Today I will place trust in my God who is in charge.

Today I will Believe

and hold tightly to Christmas…

in all its goodness and peace.