Friday, December 24, 2010

The day before

3:34 p.m. Today's Project was to get everything ready for our Christmas Eve party with our family and Steve's side tonight after 5:00 service.

Of course a simple plan morphed into going to CVS to pick up meds Steve ran out of, and sorely needs; gathering raisins and nuts for fudge and persimmon cookies, and doing a small cookie exchange with my neighbor Cindy. All has gone beautifully!

The Lord graciously woke me up at a quarter of 6 this morning to start my French market soup, after the beans had been soaking for a day and a half. Nothing more embarassing than partly cooked beans! Then for the next portion of the soup, I added a hamhock and went to bed for another hour. "He gives to His beloved sleep," says Psalm 127:2.

We just got some difficult news. The family in Orange is wanting to be together with Michelle, who recently lost her husband, Steve's brother Larry, and is really struggling today. Maybe we will go down and visit with her and see other family members, too.

After the service, we'll pray about whether just to enjoy our own family, or go out there tonight.

As the Lord leads, but we will commit to keeping the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of Christmas!

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