So far Christmas 2010 has been a quiet, restful season. Everything has been scaled back this year.
Fewer shopping trips. (Thanks to the internet and free shipping!)
No Christmas cards.
No over-the-top decorating.
There wasn't a conscious decision to scale back or slow down. It just worked out that way....very nicely, btw.
Everyone's home this Christmas eve morning. The boys are sleeping and the house is quiet. Bob has a fire going in the wood heater and I can hear Stanley, our rooster, crowing. (Love that sound)
It is a good morning to reflect on the past year and thank my Heavenly Father for covering us with His love and grace...His guidance and protection...His gift of salvation. To thank Him for taking up residence in our home and our hearts.
A morning to quietly worship with my Savior.
"God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the Infant Light; Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King."