Hey, it's been awhile...been taking a break for my arms, but thought I'd check in cause a little bloggin' won't hurt and I miss it. So much as been happening with Sarah. She's walking all over. Got some 10 cent shoes she can where outside. It snowed the last two days...just a bit. We're thinking Cmas over here...planning gifts and had a good discussion on what it means to prepare for Cmas. Thinking about Jesus, baby Jesus is something that stuck in my head. Baby Jesus. Lately when I hold Sarah I think, Jesus was this age.
Here is a prayer I wrote recently. It will be in our bulletin this week at church.
An Advent Prayer
For many of us, Jesus, things bet busier this time of year - gatherings and events to go to, decorations to put up, gifts to buy and food to prepare.
Jesus, we ask you - we invite you - to saturate our thoughts, and our hearts, amidst our increased activity, so you shine in and through us. Be our Lord this Christmas season.
Help us be intentional this Christmas…focused on you. Help us listen to how you want us to spend our time, money and energies.
We give thanks for you Jesus…we give thanks to you and celebrate you.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.
from Colossians -17 (NIV)P.S. the pic is from last weekend's trip to the Fish Hatchery. Cold day. Bunch of fish.
P.P.S. Welcome to Meredith and Lisa...to the blog land (see links on sidebar). Meredith is one of Andy's cousins on his Dad's side. Got to see her and her two boys along with M.'s sister and her 2 kids and our Grma a bit ago for lunch. Fun times. Lisa is a cousin on Andy's Mom's side. Fun to keep up with everyone through blogs.