On Friday morning Christmas Eve, our family read the last chapter in Luke. We started reading Luke on December 1 during our family devotions. The book of Luke contains 24 chapters, reading 1 chapter a day took us to Christmas Eve.
It was a wonderful way to see Jesus from birth and of His life as He walked the earth, then to His crucifixion, and His triumph over death with the resurrection. Oh what an unbelievable gift God gave us in His son Jesus.
The month of December seemed to have gone so fast, I had many things I wanted to blog and share, yet time never permitted. I often find myself having to weigh out blog time or things with family/children, it seems most often family and children weigh in heavier than blog time. I thought I would still share a few pictures of our home at Christmas. Maybe next year I'll get pictures of all the trees and many Nativities that we have. We so love Christmas with all the love, joy, and fellowship that comes along with it....and it all started with a small babe born in a manger.
Our family room tree, with our family and extended family presents all around.
This Nativity is very special to us, it came from our mission trip from Nicaragua.
Our little snow village, it looks like a little world all of it's own. We leave it up until February, I find it peaceful to look at the village in the evening. When the lights in the house are low and you just see the small glow of the village....it makes for a pleasant time to gather my thoughts from the day.
Then, there are cookies, hot cocoa , hot tea, and fellowship that is priceless!
We hope each of you had a Christmas that was filled with love and wonderful memories. May we all continue to keep the mind set of Christmas throughout the year.