Winter has arrived in all its beauty here in Nebraska. Dazzling snow, sunny skies, and cozy days indoors. Music practice. Delicious baking smells. Festive decorations. Caroling the neighbors. Anticipating the whole family being together [next week]! Pondering the awesome gift of Jesus' birth.
What a glorious season! What a season of JOY! Here are a few snapshots from this past week:
Garlands and ribbon
Making treats for neighbors and local businesses.
Almond bark covered pretzels.
Ever-diligent with school
Susanna has been moving the mountain of CD orders.
Enjoying adventures in the snow with Joanna and Asher.
Our lack of a sledding hill leads to creative alternatives.
Its appropriate that Christmas follows Thanksgiving. It causes us to reflect on the greatest Gift of all time: the glorious Gospel as Jesus came in the flesh -- and the many, daily, ways this reality touches our lives. Truly, "how GREAT our joy"!
Then the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid, for behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.