Archives for: December 2004, 25
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, and of incense and of myrrh. Matthew 2:11
I hope you have enjoyed reading the Christmas story with me during December. The Christmas story is of course only the beginning. During his brief life on earth, Jesus taught us about who God is and how He wants to live. In his death and resurrection he took the punishment for our wrong doings and won victory over death so that we can have eternal life.
I hope your Christmas Day has been merry and that you have enjoyed a holiday with family or friends. I also hope your Christmas dinner was to your liking - whether you looked for beneficials or took a day off from the BTD. But most of all I hope you will take a moment to meditate on the baby in the manger who brought Joy to the World.
Our Christmas day was wonderful. The snow was gone by the time we got up. The kids slept late, so breakfast was my usual fruit and nut mix. Christmas dinner was turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, pickles, olives, and rolls. I passed on pickles, olives, and rolls, but enjoyed a small serving of dressing. Dessert was fruit cake and eggnog. My Mom's fruit cake is almost all fruit and nuts, so I don't count it as an avoid, but there is nothing beneficial about the eggnog except the taste.
Supper was mostly Type A avoids. My daughter had a tossed salad and a roll with peanut butter. My Mom was really worried that she wasn't finding enough to eat. My daughter did a good joy of convincing her grandmother that she had just what she wanted and needed.