Ho, ho, ho and …

Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas.  As we prepare our hearts may we keep the spirit of love in our minds and deeds.  We are celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.  He gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may know true peace and love.  So that we may enjoy a blessed life in eternity.

I realize this event has become quite commercialized however the spirit of hope is still growing strong.  As we walk thru this life we will always encounter the Grinches and scripture can shed light on these dark corners of the world.  I especially like;  “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” Matthew 7:1

It is hard to pray for those who have wronged us or hurt us but it is absolutely essential to our Christian growth.  I have been especially challenged this holiday season and I continue to have great faith in the goodness of people.  We all have the capacity to help each other and to express love.

May this be the foundation for all things ahead of me.  Thank you God.

Merry Christmas 2011





There is Snow place like Home!

Have you ever heard the term let it snow?

Well after the Christmas Blizzard of 2009 we may want to rethink this whole white Christmas idea?  Yes, it snowed and snowed and snowed.  Then when it was all done (or so we thought) the winds kicked in just to remind us of how fast and far this fluffy stuff can travel.  The snow drifted over fences, signs, cars anything vertical was covered. 

What a winter wonderland indeed.  The snow provided a blanket of white icing across the landscape.  The reflection of the Christmas lights at night made the horizon especially bright and beautiful.  The other blessings of a blanket of white is how fresh, clean and new everything appears.  

I also have a new appreciation for people with jobs that place them outside.  All of the delivery people and drivers.  They are bringing good tidings to people and gifts from afar in the midst of all of the white fluff.

Did I mention how cold the snow is?  I was shoveling today and there is no feeling like the one you get when you are coming in from the cold.  My cheeks and nose had lost most feeling and the minute my face was inside I could feel the thaw begin and the feeling returned.  What an interesting sensation.

While this blizzard has been an inconvenience in some shape for most of us it has also been entertaining, bright and beautiful.  I hope to hang on to these visions as I continue to make a path through snow drift after snow drift.  Another miracle of nature!

Blessings to you as the New Year is one day closer.