Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas Eve "On The Home Front"

A peek through my window…. Had to shut the blinds so J. would stop barking at all the Christmas Eve games of football going on outside. It is so beautiful out!

What’s going on this week… Hubby is home from work this week. We have some days planned of cleaning out the office, closets, etc. On Monday night my cousin and his family are coming over. They are in from North Carolina.

What “the boys” are doing… watching football upstairs, questioning all the specifics about Christmas plans, L is now playing monopoly with Aunt.

On my mind… taking the time to just be. Slowing down this week. Looking ahead to the new year. I’m also thinking of Isaac’s stocking (see link) and that if we had planned to go to Albuquerque this year we may not have made it because of weather.

On my bedside table… I read Hannah’s Hope by Karen Kingsbury sitting by the fire the other night while I was waiting for Hubby and the boys to come home. It was very predictable, but a nice Christmas read.

I am richly blessed… to have such a giving husband. Besides all the ways he's given to others this season, he surprised me with a manicure when M & L were getting their hair cut yesterday. We were also blessed with a wonderful date night of shopping, dinner and looking at lights. Really enjoyed having so much time to talk. I love being with my best friend!

I’m praying for… several who are hurting this Christmas season.

Our home… pretty tidy right now – ready for “the big day”. Right now our home smells like cinnamon as I’ve got all the Christmas candles going.

Menu planning… Chili tonight, ham for Christmas dinner, and cabbage rolls for family on Monday – a family recipe and German tradition that my grandmother and Mom used to make.

A photo or two…

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