Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

May the light and joy of this season remain with you through out the year.

An angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds in the field, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Thoughts

I normally blog about a couple of things that have made me smile over the last week, but I'm having a hard time thinking about smiley things today.  I am still thinking about the precious children shot this week, and the heroes who died to protect them.

I don't have answers, but I do know that God is loving, powerful and sovereign.  I wish that He would take our choice to do evil away.  But I cling to the idea that He knows better- that when He created us He created us to with free will and the choice to be evil rather than for us to be robots/automatons without the choice to love.  I don't know why, but He does...  And I can't see the whole picture and He can.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in the world." 
Mr. Rogers

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Feeling Stuck?

This picture kills me... It makes me laugh and laugh.  
I laugh partly because there is no way that baby knows enough about life yet to hate it.
But... that child does know being stuck and feeling powerless.
I know powerless.  I know feeling stuck.  I want to make changes, but feel like I can't because it feels overwhelming.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Saturday Smiles

On Saturday I post about a couple of things that have made me smile over the last week.

1) Charlotte's Web
I enjoy acting in this play so much!  I am delighted with the entire process- the performances, the rehearsals, the warm-ups, the make-up, getting into costume, talking with the other actors...
I have some Instagram pictures I took on opening night.
I love the simple costumes our director has chosen- the t-shirt indicating whether you are human or an animal plus accents to indicate the costume.
I am having fun!  Yes, I'm tired.  Most of the time.  But I am so happy to be part of the show.
2) Farmer's Market Holiday Bazaar
This bazaar takes place tomorrow- Saturday, December 8th.  Which means that technically it hasn't happened yet, but I have been looking forward to it since October.  I smile whenever I think of it! The FM bazaar is the most fun because of our FM friends and customers, and we definitely sell more there than anywhere else.
3) Abigail is well and back in school!
Poor thing.  She's been so sick, and it means we both missed a lot of school recently.  But she went back Thursday and she had a good day.