I'm thanking God for:
~the wonderful group of Godly young women He has brought into my life
~a church family that loves me, my man & my girl
~Christ come to earth
~my 18th Christmas with R.
~if the angels in Heaven sound much better than Josh Groban singing Ave Maria, I probably won't be able to contain myself!
~I wish I knew what God is up to around here
~I should write the final two posts in The Balancing Act series...but I'm not very balanced right now.
~candy canes should be a year-round treat, and so should the Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark squares
~a cookie-decorating, ornament-exchanging Christmas party for CJ's friends on Saturday
~an upcoming dinner for my boss & his wife...my Christmas present to them each year
~morning quiet time by the Christmas tree (sorta' like Joanne)
~my Netflix subscription. Blair, Jo, Natalie & Tootie are due in the mail today
~family Advent readings
~to start the gift wrapping this weekend (while drinking eggnog & watching a sappy holiday movie, of course!)
~to finish reading this before I have to return it to the library Monday
~for more snow, but Virginia weather is often screwy. Temps are spiking 30° 2 days this week.
~going to one of our church shut-ins tonight, while R administers communion. Christmas Communion away is one of the highlights of the year for our family.
~the Deacon banquet Thursday night, catered by our pastors. Not only can these men preach the Word, they both can cook like you wouldn't believe.
~my birthday present. It's not til March, but I'm so excited because Elizabeth George is coming to our state convention's annual women's conference that weekend. A Woman After God's Own Heart radically changed my life and was the catalyst for the Pursuit of Peace & Simplicity.
~to trust Him more fully
~for His continued protection & provision
~to get out of the way & let Him work
~for clarity on a few things
~to see beyond all the twinkling lights, pretty paper and, yes, even the sappy holiday movies...to turn my eyes upon Jesus & look full in His wonderful face during this season.