Sunday, December 19, 2010

Last week of Advent

"So often in my desire to celebrate Christ's birth, I miss the point of it all. Jesus was born into the real world with all of its faults and imperfections. There is a lot of pushing and shoving and noise, especially at Christmas. God's mandate calls us to live in that same real world. We do have some choices. But doing something about it is much harder than complaining. To remain elbow to elbow in the shopping mall or knee-deep in the wrapping paper, tinsel, and glitz is a choice. To seek peace and privacy in the shepherd's cave is also a choice."
~Martha Zimmerman, Celebrating the Christian Year

Enjoy this last week of Advent! Remember (and I am saying this to myself, too) to slow down--enjoy your family and friends. Take time to thank your Heavenly Father for His many gifts.


  1. What a beautiful quote! Focusing on Jesus give you so much more joy and satisfaction during Christmas, it's amazing that we forget that sometimes.

  2. Beautiful! Thank you. Merry Christmas!

  3. So true! What a great reminder!!

  4. Kelly- Hey, thank you for the sweet comment! Yes, that video is so amazing! Gives me chills every time I watch it!!! I am positive the tutus will be a big hit on Christmas morning! I so excited for them to open them up! They love dress up! Thank you again!

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

  5. Kelly, I just received my necklace in the mail and I*LOVE*IT!!!!! Thank you for the bumper sticker as well, I know where it is going as soon as my hubby gets back with our van. May you and your family find that sweet peace that our Savior came to give!
    Merry Christmas,