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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Blessing

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It's a quiet here, this evening.  The lights are low and twinkling on the little Charlie Brown.
The littles are (soon) sound asleep... ;)
The kitchen is cleaned up after a quick and hurried dinner and from the whirlwind and flurry of cookie baking during the day.
The cards are sent and we're enjoying the ones that trickle in through our door.
It's time to "wrap up" the shopping and begin the gift-wrapping and any other last minute details... that still need to be tended to.

Not forgetting the reason for the season, in the least.

So far, we've enjoyed caroling...crafting...
get-togethers...
and a Charles Dickens play/production... of the "Christmas Carol".
With more activity still to come.

We're also wishing, so badly, for some snowflakes to land our way...
That'd be really nice!!

In time.  They'll come...
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Knowing this was coming, but never being fully prepared...
Our hearts are heavy.  The last day and a half have found us thinking of more the celebration of heaven than anything else.  Our landlord, Mr. A has entered his eternal home!  We're sad, but happy that he is free of any pain and suffering anymore.
This man - our friend - will be greatly missed.
We're grateful, we got to visit with him as much as we have.

This could also mean some really big changes for our family, in the upcoming year!
In fact, it will.

We thank you for your thoughts and prayers, in this regard.

I'll leave you tonight with this Christmas Blessing!
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“Let Every Day Be Christmas”

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.

Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord’s plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!

written December 17th 1976
by Norman Wesley Brooks

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Until next year....

Emmanuel - God with us!

6 comments:

  1. Sorry for the loss of your friend and landlord.. I am sure things will work out ok, God will provide.. Merry Christmas Bevy...

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  2. May Hod bless you and your family in the coming New Year.
    Change is hard, I know it well. But as you know in your heart, God will provide.
    I will be praying for your family.

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  3. What a beautiful poem -- and so true. Thank you for your lovely Christmas wishes towards us. So sorry for the loss of your friend and landlord. Changes may come, but the Lord has them all in his hands.

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  4. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing that poem....I've never seen it. It's so true. May the Lord bless you all in the coming year. So sorry for the loss of your landlord....so thankful that he is with the Lord! Hugs, Camille

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  5. Stumbled upon your blog, beautiful, eloquently written entry! Blessing and happy new year from a random reader ;)

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    1. Welcome Lillian - and welcome to "blog land"... :) Blessings to you and yours as you venture on through life. Feel free to come back by and visit anytime!!
      ~Bevy

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