Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sweet Jesus,

my hands are empty, I bear no gift. Though perhaps an eager heart will make you smile.... one that believes you, that yearns to know you well, love you most and will serve you all the days of my life. You are my King. The light to my path. In you I trust, O Lord.
Thank you for coming. Thank you for loving, teaching, forgiving and equipping us with the Holy Spirit of God, that we might live an abundant life, now and forevermore.
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Lights!

As a child I loved Christmas lights! I still do.

There is something a bit magical about light. It's so bright and eye catching!

Especially in the dark of night.

Light in the midst of dark. It's a beautiful thing! Draws us near and warms our heart...

Stirs our soul.

Which reminds me of something Jesus said, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12

How good of God, to provide us with His light at all times. That we too can shine... "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

The past few days my head has been spinning with to do lists, gift ideas, decorations and recipes. All of which I enjoy. However, this year my heart is pulling me in a different direction. It's taking me somewhere new. It's a quiet place, far from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas I know and love. I wonder if you feel it too? In the quiet of the night, can you hear Him?
He's whispering His love.

I simply must respond.

........O come let us adore Him!

Will you join me,
in the stable of
our hearts, for
a quiet time
of adoration...
to marvel at
the King, whose
birth changed

I can't help but wonder. How is His love changing you?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010


I love this time of the year. I simply feel, thankful.

I woke up early on Thanksgiving morning, turn on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and put the turkey in the oven. It was a quite morning spent alone in the kitchen, while Coach practiced with the team. Beth and Co. drove through the hill country to West Texas to spend a few days.

Though I enjoy cooking, this meal is always a challenge. Getting everything ready at the same time is difficult for me but I was determined to enjoy the day. So I kept the menu simple and took my time.

This year we tried a pasture raised turkey from Slowpoke Farms (an organic farm in Rising Star....I'm not making this up). It was delish!

I also made Cornbread Dressing from a 100 year old recipe. Giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, Greenbean Bundles, Sister Schubert yeast rolls, jello fruit salad and (my grandmother's) Fudgey Chocolate Pie.

Everything came together nicely and just about the time dinner was ready, Coach came in from practice and Beth's Family arrived. Perfect timing.

note: Beth and Carter made the paper cute!

And though we missed Kim, Clint and Jenny this year, our hearts were full of gratitude and our list of blessings, long.

Lord, we are thankful.