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Monday, November 23, 2009

Time Goes By...


It is hard to believe that in just over a month we will be celebrating Christmas. We are having unseasonably high temperatures and there is no snow on the ground, to say that it doesn't feel like the Christmas season is an understatement. At a time when malls are usually buzzing and Christmas music is playing there is strange silence.

This year has been a strange one for me usually when someone asks what I would like for Christmas I pull out a list the size of a scroll and could rattle of 100 things that I would find desirable, this year I really don't have a clue in terms of material gifts.
I do know that I desire wholeness, peace and love in my relationships. Unity that extends beyond appearances but affects change in my heart. To see people around me succeed at life, living their life to the full potential and growing into the people that God has created them to be.

Looking back over the past year it has been a good one, many unique experiences and many days that are everyday normal kind of days, that I love, knowing I am blessed to have the humdrum experience of routine.

I just pray that as Christmas rolls closer with each day that I gain a new perspective of what it means to celebrate this season, the reason that I hold it dear and hope that the feeling of Christmas will envelope myself and my loved ones with a knowing of something bigger something more dear than simply a time to get more stuff. I don't mind the stuff because I am a gifts person but I really want it to go further than that for me.

This past weekend we set up our tree, it was a lot of fun. I love our eclectic Christmas tree with all the random ornaments every year it becomes more exciting with the kids.
I hope you all are enjoying this season and for those of you to the south,
Happy Thanksgiving!