Thursday, December 09, 2004


Am rereading Little Women for book group. This quote stuck out at me as I was reading last night:
" . . . but it does seem as if the more one gets the more one wants, doesn't it?"

Very true and especially timely to think about as we are in the Christmas season. Travis and I were talking about what to get Noelle for Christmas. Last year she was just barely 3 months - all we got her was a "baby's first Christmas" ornament for the tree and The Beginner's Bible. She'll be 15 months this year, and still not really old enough to "get" the whole gift thing. I want to set a precedent this year though for the years to come on not going nuts on gift giving. We're going to do the 3-gifts thing. Only three gifts at Christmas. I want to start now teaching her that Christmas is not about gifts but about Jesus. And even though it starts with that tiny Baby in a manger, He is now so much more than that.
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
Rev. 1:12-16

Thank you Lord that you didn't stay a Baby but are risen and gloriously awaiting us in heaven!


  1. I love the Christmas in the beginning of the book.How excited those girls were over simple things like sausage! Great reminder.

  2. Wonderful blog! I can totally relate to the LW quote. I got your beautiful card today - Thank you so much! Mine are going out by the end of the week. Blessings!!!

  3. we started Advent this year--and its REALLY made a difference in MY heart, and i can tell a difference in the kids as well. Leanne has a GREAT sight about this, and i would be glad to help as well if you wanted to start this, even for yourself, next year. It's been truly wonderful!


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