Thank you, FT, for trying to observe this all important season by reminding us that true beauty, which is the essence of God, trumps everything else.If we sought God first, as we should, there'd be no need for all the ugly wrangling and spiteful tension we see too much.Keep presenting positive examples, even if no one ways any attention to them.Helen Highwater
Helen,Yes, FT is trying to keep the visitors to his blog on track for What Matters!I stop by here every day -- even if I don't comment.
I stop here every day as well. I no longer comment.
It's been a struggle to get into the Christmas spirit for me, for a few years now. I think I've let the harsh reality of life dampen my sense of wonder and reverence. This year, I've spent very little time shopping, and most of my time reading, crafting, movie-watching and doing things that make us all happy as a family. We are all talking and laughing, and there's no sense of urgency or obligation that usually comes with this season. I'm grateful.
Jen,the harsh reality of life dampen my sense of wonder and reverenceNo kidding!Like you, I'm determined to enjoy Christmas 2013 in a manner similar to the ways that I enjoyed Christmas before Mr. AOW's stroke in 2009. Therefore, I am re-reading this book. It never fails to put me into the Christmas spirit.I am also spending as much time as I can listening to and playing Christmas music on the piano. The problem is that I so little down time.
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