Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas! I think!

I 'm ready to put my tree away, I've got boxes in my office for the ornaments!  I am ready for the next 'season' even if it is winter!  I love this season but with all the added stuff... I miss my Friday night life group... and my Saturday morning Ladies group!  I want my life to be the normal not the crazy!  I know that sounds nuts... but keep reading...

I love Jesus!  I love that He came to save me!  I love that He could have come all high and righteous but He came as a little muffin, all swaddled up in a garage.

I am just ready to spend some time with my family tonight (who both chose to have it at the same time this year!  which is hard for us because we don't want to choose - we will do both, just be late for one), and tomorrow more family. Little do they know, unless they read this, I'm coming in jeans.  Yeah, it's true.  They are my most comfortable pants, and so I've decided instead of being uncomfortable, I'm wearing jeans (I think I'd show up in sweats if I was allowed!).  I don't think there is a dress code for Christmas (at least I hope not - because I'm toast).

All the presents are purchased, under the tree or in their designated bags/boxes to go wherever they are going. I blew it on someone's gift and put it in the cart to order... and never purchased it, so they will get theirs later.  what can I say - I'm an idiot!

I'm looking forward to tonight and tomorrow.  I just want Jesus to be in my heart!  I'm looking forward to some much needed time off!

Merry Christmas!!!

Luke 2:1-21  In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.

1 comment:

Trish said...

Merry Christmas Margie and Phyllis!