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Merry Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at 12:45 PM

The Christmas season in Southern California has been full of all joys this year. Just like my middle school students, I was thrilled to go on winter recess last week. It's always a joy to know two and half weeks lay ahead of doing just what I want. And this season, so far it has been a lot of nothing! No fighting traffic at horrible hours of the morning, enjoying the warm weather, which quickly came to an end today with a Socal winter edging in. Shopping early in the mornings to avoid all the crowds, taking afternoon naps and long walks; all these things are enjoyable. The mountains are full of snow, which make it just beautiful to look upon. I have made up my mind this holiday to take things slow, to make it easy and not wear myself down to where I am a scrooge! So far its working!!

Christmas Eve my little family and friends will head to church around 4 pm, back home for a non traditional dinner. A few days later I will be heading back to the south, God's County, to see my family. I still love living in Southern California, mostly I love all the opportunities of fun things to do, but in my heart I am missing my parents and brother and his family. I have decided that no "age" will ever erase the fact that my extended family, make up who I am and what I want to be. I am blessed to have the most kind and loving parents who never cease to amazing me and a brother who is funny and lovable man and father. Each year with them at Christmas is a gift from God, as well as my little family here in Socal. Gifts are fun, decorations are beautiful but take that all away, and as long as I have my loved ones, I am happy, in Socal or in God's Country! Amen!!


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Cindy I read your blog and share the same feelings about the bootheel. Although I love living in the Ozarks,I guess I will never lose the tug of family and friends in the bootheel.Its Christmas Eve here in Springfield and we are battening down the hatches getting ready for bad weather tonight.And by the way,the last time I was home I got to see your brother and your right,he is a hoot.Merry Christmas.And to all who read this.Please don't be like Mary and Joseph and get so busy with the feasting that you lose Jesus at the feast.

-- Posted by milford on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 7:39 AM

Cindy I read your blog and share the same feelings about the bootheel. Although I love living in the Ozarks,I guess I will never lose the tug of family and friends in the bootheel.Its Christmas Eve here in Springfield and we are battening down the hatches getting ready for bad weather tonight.And by the way,the last time I was home I got to see your brother and your right,he is a hoot.Merry Christmas.And to all who read this.Please don't be like Mary and Joseph and get so busy with the feasting that you lose Jesus at the feast.

-- Posted by milford on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 7:39 AM

Thank you Milford! I enjoyed reading your reply back as well. There is a wonderful book titled 'Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World' by Joanna Weaver. It refers to the life of women today and how it isn't that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Our daily demands in this busy world just will not leave us alone and sometimes leaves us with feelings of weariness, resentment, and inadequacy.

Who would have ever guessed two sisters from Bethany would have set such an example for us today? I am greatful to the Lord for this and his message today is still alive for us all. Less stress and greater joy through our Christ Jesus.

Merry Christmas Milford!!!

-- Posted by cbhine on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 9:44 AM

Have a GREAT CHRISTMAS. Enjoy the wonderful weather. I miss SOCA big time, especially in winter. A quite Christmas here this year. I am trying to get a SOCA fix soon. I might give ya a heads up if it works out. (long drive alone).

Have a safe trip and God Bless you and yours!!

-- Posted by myheart on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 4:54 PM

Thank you Myheart, Merry Christmas to you too! It has turned out to be a nice day here. I was out walking this morning and it was 48 degrees. I was freezing!! But it warmed up to a low 60's later this afternoon.

Hope you are able to make the trip out. Yes, very long drive alone. I have only done it one time and I had my number 1 son with me. I think you told me you had family out here right? Hope you can reunit with loved ones soon.

God Bless you. Cindy

-- Posted by cbhine on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 5:05 PM

Mitford,

I adore your reference to Mary and Joseph and how they got so caught up in activities and lost Jesus. What a wonderful analogy! So perfect, such a NOW word for us all. Thank you!

-- Posted by cbhine on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 5:12 PM

Not sure how else to let you know this --- California HERE I COME!!! June 21 - 25 YEAH I'm headed home.

-- Posted by myheart on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 6:17 AM


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