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Because behind it all….

Reading the Bible in a year always proves a challenge, but one with great rewards

This morning I am reading in Isaiah 50 as I sit surrounded by 2014’s Christmas decorating blitz completed last night. (Ok…still have the dining room table centerpiece, some outside lights to finish….but basically, the green tubs go back in storage sometime today)

And if I at all got distracted with my creative placement of Santa Clauses, angels, snowmen, nativities …..

IMG_3395God reminds me this morning….


The Lord God has opened My ear; and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out My beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting….Isaiah 50:5 & 6


We celebrate His birth because of the Cross <3

Heavenly Father, as I live in the tension between the temporal and the eternal….as I place trinkets that remind me of the traditions of our own childhood, the years we raised our children, dear friends and family; O Lord let me not forget. These things are the gifts of this life and while they warm my heart and provide the scenery for my journey here on earth…they are temporal. Let the Cross be ever before me…that my eyes would not be led astray by the things of this earth. Lord lift my eyes above this season, to the purpose of Christ’s coming. And Lord, fill me with Hope for His blessed Return. 

God bless each of you today as you make your hearts and your homes ready for the celebration of Christ’s birth in gratitude for the gift of His Salvation and with expectation for His coming again    <3


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