Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Moments


Oh holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray.
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.

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It's one of those months

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where everything runs together

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in a blur.

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It's almost all good,

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especially if we take it as it comes,

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determined to enjoy, not to make perfect.

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Like this ice for example.

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The rink was flooded.

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Kind of.

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Several layers more will help.

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But my kids?

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Determined to enjoy.

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There is more,

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that I lived but did not photograph.

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This is some of the best.

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You know what?

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This is our Jesse Tree. So far.

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For a variety of reasons, it is, shall we say, incomplete.

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We are behind. Behind with Advent.

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I am happy to say, I am not fighting it.

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After all, Jesus came to earth once the people could see
that their rituals did not bring him closer.

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Not that the rituals were inherently bad.

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They just weren't the point.

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This year, I've welcomed the gift of letting him find me.

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Wherever I am.

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To show me how amazing he is

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right here in my own little world.

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We hear the Christmas angel the great glad tidings tell;
Oh come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.

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2 comments:

Betty said...

Stunning stunning pictures. They portray the real Christmas spirit to me. Love the snow flakes especially!

Skeller said...

Your December looks absolutely beautiful!!! And the picture of you & Bethany framed thru the chair positively makes my heart smile.