Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The short list

Drew says all he wants for Christmas is his Africans.

Me, too, Drewbie.

Me, too.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

'Tis the season...

So........God and a friend who wrote today have really gotten me thinking about the complete craziness of this Christmas season.

I have spent a TON of time selecting and sending Christmas cards, decorating the house, browsing for presents online and shopping for gifts in stores....I've been to concerts and parties, cookie exchanges, ornament name it. I've baked like crazy for teachers and neighbors...for the mailman, the paper guy...the sweet lady who runs our drycleaners. I've wrapped and trimmed and decked and wassail-ed....

But what have I done to prepare my heart for the celebration of Christ's birth?

Dear God, don't let me miss it! Don't let me miss your gift---THE gift you've given me. The one that encourages me, that comforts me, that keeps me going....the gift that will save me. God, help me see the cross when I see the manger. Help me see---and know---your most indescribable gift. Amen.