We may go overboard with decorating for Christmas but it is so much fun! I think the best part of it all is experiencing it with children. I wish my desires were as simple as theirs. It is a shame we lose the excitement which little things bring as we grow up! Since the artificial tree we purchased after Christmas last year was of the pre-lit variety, we have quite a few extra strands of light. … [Read more...] about Lights, Lights and More Lights!
Artificial, yes, I can not believe it, our Christmas tree this year for the first time in 25 years is artificial! And...I love It! In our early years of marriage, John was in graduate school (we had very little money), we would go into the woods and cut a cedar tree. They did tend to look like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree but I thought they were beautiful! Once he was gainfully employed, we … [Read more...] about Artificial?
Our children really enjoy decorating for Christmas both inside and out. Even though our rental house is small and on an out of the way country road, they were not deterred. They outlined a portion of our house's profile with lights. Not many other people may see it, but we enjoy it. Last night we made a drive to the near-by, small town to look at the Christmas light displays. There is nothing … [Read more...] about Christmas Lights
One of the beauties of living here in west Texas are the sunrises. I am sure we had the same in Alabama, but you could not see them for the trees! I am constantly amazed at the beauty and splendor of God's creation. … [Read more...] about Texas Sunrise!
E-mail rumors, do you get them also? Have you ever received an e-mail stating that some politician or religious figure has done or said something outrageous? Normally, a prominent personality is the subject of such an email, thereby eliciting an emotional response from you. These are usually mass forwarded from friends who mean well but do not take the time to check out the facts. Many times they … [Read more...] about The Sky is Falling!!!!!!
I know we should be thankful everyday, but are we? I am grateful for this time of year, set aside to specifically to give thanks. We all, no matter what the circumstances are, have much to be thankful for. As the old hymn says, "count your blessings". I find it so true,that when I purposely think of what I have to be thankful for, the small irritations in life fade away. Here are a few of the … [Read more...] about Are We Thankful?