It seems so easy to be thankful at Christmas time. So many gifts. Christmas carols, trees, lights, church services…but even as I name these gifts, I am mindful that these things really aren’t the best gift of all. I am mindful that God gives these little gifts because He loves us, but the best gift of all is Jesus. I pray that I never lose sight of the Giver of these gifts. I pray that these gifts never take the place of Jesus in my celebrations. I pray that my heart remains devoted to God as the Giver and the Gift.
thanking Him for these gifts…
our christmas program at church – loved the music so much!!
David making gingerbread houses with the kids
christmas practice – makes for a long week, but I love it! 🙂
quiet mornings by the Christmas tree
reading through Philippians
candles as we sing silent night
looking forward to david having some days off this week!
planning a sleepover for the girls! they are soooo excited. it’s so cute.
our church’s prayer chain
servants who are so selfless, what an example they are for me
for each and every family…for each and every hero in Newtown. There will be many heroes. I’m thankful for those that will be the hands and feet of Jesus for those of us around the world who cannot be there in person. We send our prayers.
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**posting this week’s gratitude list on Sunday because I have a fun stocking stuffer post coming tomorrow! 🙂