Another thing that made me crazy happy was that we finally put our tree up today!! Finally! We are not usually this late, but... this year we are, I guess! We won't make it a habit. Although it was worth the wait, because we found the most darling little tree farm just minutes from our house! Here are the girls assisting (watching) Jim cut the tree:
And here are the handsome fellows who took us out to find our tree:
Even though I'm not reading about Jesus' birth in the Bible right now, I don't have to look far to find the peace and hope that we feel reading the Christmas story. Here are a couple of my favorites from today's reading in Colossians:
"For in him [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." (Colossians 1:16-17)
"When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." (Colossians 3:4)
"...God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken in away, nailing it to the cross." (Colossians 2:13-14)
"These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ." (Colossians 2:17)
You are all in my prayers tonight, Friends! I pray you will find joy in whatever part of the Bible you are in these days!