Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas all ye peeps

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I did. We were in SD and the weather was beautiful there, compared to the weather here (negative numbers and even more negative numbered wind chills, lots of snow and such). It was a good day of just spending time with family, eating too much, enjoying time of just sitting around and not having to worry about being anywhere on time. Drinking lots of hot drinks. Spending time by the corn burner. Eating turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, etc., etc., and lots of Christmas cookies!

But even though it is fun to lazy around and do nothing, remember what Christmas is about. It's not about gifts, family, friends, food, etc. ... it's about honoring and glorifying God. And it's about God's gift to us. His Son. His sinless, perfect, precious Son. Praise the Lord for His grace and mercy in giving us a way for us to come to Him! May Christ be the center of your thoughts and conversations, not just around Christmas time, but all year 'round. Merry Christmas, God's grace and mercy be rich upon you.


Rosebud said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Ana!

(Did I tell you that we had negative temperatures where we were last weekend?)

Melanie said...

Merry Christmas, Ana! It sounds like you had a very pleasant day!

We've been having negative number temperatures and worse wind chills too. However, today it is supposed to be 60 degrees!! Yay!!!! (It always happens right about New Years, here in OH. Global warming! JK)

Ana said...

I'm not sure if you told me you had negative numbers or not, but I think you mentioned that it was cold!

Wahoo, 60!!!! Enjoy!!!!

Melanie said...

To be sure, we are enjoying it immensely! We took a walk around our neighborhood and another at the lake (Erie) today. ;-)

Ana said...

Oh, joy of joys. A walk around the lake! How joyous!

Melanie said...

Well, not exactly around... that would take awhile-- a couple weeks, at least. But there's a great boardwalk on the beach that makes for a good walk. :-) It IS very joyous. It's a great time to contemplate, review Scripture memory, and talk to God. Of course, you can talk to God anywhere, but sometimes He seems closer when I'm out in the world of nature, with the wind blowing in my face and the waves lapping against the ice dunes. Does that sound corny, or does it make sense? :-S

Elizabeth said...

*Hug!* Merry Christmas, Ana! :)

Ana said...

Oh, yes! It makes PERFECT sense. I feel the same way. I don't know why that is, I just know that it is. :)

Merry Christmas to you too!!! *Hugs*