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 10, 2011

A Special Christmas Card

Last year as we received Christmas cards I put them in a basket near the fireplace so I could go back through and look at them, etc.  As the year went on, that's where the sympathy cards in February and three sets of birthday cards in April went too.  I cleaned out the basket last week so it'd be ready for a new set of cards.  Unfortunately, "clean out" meant "piled on my desk".

Today I really went through the cards so I could recycle the fronts of them.  Some I blindly tore and some I re-read.  I got to the last card and paused instead of tearing and read the inside "Love, Dad"  I wondered who it could possibly be from since I knew it wasn't Dad's handwriting.  Then I remembered, I got the card in the mail from the Veteran's Center last year and it really was from Dad - he just had a little help - signing the card, remembering, and sending it.  It is my last Christmas card from Dad.

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