And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
We teach 3rd grade Sunday school at church. This is our first year to do so. It has been fun and we have a good group of kids. Sunday we talked about the birth of Jesus (duh) and how it was a time for celebration and the Wise Men came seeking this baby to bring him gifts to show their love and respect for the awesome thing that God had done. It was a good reminder that Jesus is truly the reason for the season. Although cliche, it is so true, and important to remember that our real holiday lies in knowing Jesus and knowing the great miracle God gave us in the form of the baby.
We have been busy busy the last few weeks. I can't believe that Christmas day is already on FRIDAY! It is really crazy how time flies by. I remember being younger and thinking time practically stood still at the holidays, but not now...its hard to even catch a breath and take in the days for them passing so quickly. I certainly feel like I have much to celebrate this year. God has been good and to Him I give thanks. Jeffery and I will celebrate our 3 year anniversary next week, this for which I am most thankful. He is a good man, a wonderful husband, and I am so excited to watch him become a daddy so very soon. We are looking forward to celebrating the birthday of Emily in just a few more weeks. I am 33 weeks today, so technically 7 more makes 40, but time will tell when she decides to enter our world. I am filled with excitement, some nervousness (I guess and hope thats only natural), and joy in knowing that she will be here soon.
I wish you a Merry Merry Christmas and hope that you will remember to celebrate and give thanks to God for his greatest gift and do all things with a thankful spirit.