Hubby and I spent a peaceful Christmas day together......our 39th Christmas celebration as a couple. Come December 31st, we will have been married for 38 years.
Last night we went to a celebration at the home of my brother, John. Then, we drove over to Jeff's home, another brother, and exchanged gifts. This afternoon, John and Deb came by and we enjoyed yet another exchange of gifts.
My daughter, Kelley, was tickled that I sent gifts instead of money this year, and she was really taken with the red jacket that I bought for her. I spoke to each of the 3 grandkids this morning, and it sounds like they must have been very good, judging by the number of gifts each one described having gotten.
God has been so very good to all of us, and James and I have enjoyed a most peaceful and blessed year this year. After attending funerals for the husbands of two dear ladies that attend my church, I am so very blessed and thankful to have my precious husband still by my side.
I hope that you, my friends, have been blessed with peace, health, and love in abundance this Christmas.
As for what's next, I have started piecing a new project, and I don't know how much bigger it will grow.....
but, it will go on hold temporarily while I take on a long-awaited commissioned work for JoAnn's daughter, Jennifer.
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.