Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello all!

I know. I have been gone awhile.

Quite honestly (and if you know me at all - you know my honesty) - the last couple of months have been hard. Without going into all of the details...I felt that I had been attacked by a couple of people around me. What made it worse is that instead of delving deeper into my Jesus, I holed up more into myself as it was something that was not easy to talk about and I was already so misunderstood by some thru my "social networking".

God tho, in His ultimate wisdom has reminded me of WHO He is. He is the King of Kings, the Prince of Peace, Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God and Giver of ALL Good Things.

As I return to delving into Him, I am reminded, once again, how BIG He is and how much He wants me to live in the moment.

So we've been crafting and baking and cleaning. I think that the first 2 of the 3 require more of the last one....but alas...I enjoy the first 2 so much better. :) I am about 1/2 way done with making a whopping huge batch of cinnamon rolls! And tons of other stuff!

A couple of weeks ago (??), Rod and I watched and balled like babies thru a made for cable movie. It was about a little boy who got cancer (from the city that my parents are from - and I was born in). After fighting for over a year, they were told that there was nothing left they could do. The parents brought their little boy home in the fall of 2009 to be forever healed. They weren't sure if he would make it for Christmas, so they decided to decorate early. When their neighbors heard about this the whole town put up their Christmas decorations and then this spread throughout the country.  This family chose to "cherish every moment" and to LIVE BIG!!

Dax, the little boy, died on Dec 30, 2009.  This date brings back memories for me (Rod too) because this is the date that Maggie (and I) was flown to Riley Childrens Hospital because of her blood pressure being 220/100.  We could have lost Maggie on that date as well.

Here is a song by Matthew West about this family.

I chose to read in Luke this morning.  Chapter 2.  What I realized is that people were seeking for and anticipating Jesus.  I guess I always knew it but it struck me differently this morning.

The Shepherds.  The Shepherds went searching for the baby that the angels told them about.  Simeon and Anna were both elderly people that had been anticipating the Kings arrival - they had been waiting for years!

When each of these people "met" baby Jesus - they celebrated, praised God and worshiped Him.

Are you looking and searching for Jesus?  Are you anticipating Him to show up in your life right now? :)  When you see Him in your everyday life - tell everyone about it (especially ME!) and CELEBRATE!

May Jesus - the BEST Christmas present EVER be real and yours this Christmas!  Go LIVE BIG!!