The Mom still hasn’t had time to put away the rest of the Christmas decorations. That not only means we feel a constant “wish” for tidiness, but also that we can’t sit in our usual chair to look outside. But that’s okay, because the weather has been so dark and gloomy lately. We want at least a covering of snow to brighten up the picture! Plus, when The Mom finally gets to it, there are at least some things mimetic of all that light-filled nature, to put up: pearlescent snowflakes and garlands, and a miniature snow scene, etc.
We truly miss the sun, but… if it did come out, the strange temperatures we’ve been having, would be even worse! It feels like Easter already, out there! That celebration does come early this year, but not that early! Oh well, one could pretend. Anyway, it goes along with what has been occupying some of The Mom’s time: working on the Lenten Devotional project.
She forgot to make notes on Sunday’s sermon, about Christ being the fulfillment of true humanity. David is a great speaker too–if only both he and Rob could be our lead pastors! Someone did say that we should be open to unusual ways of doing things…
Meanwhile, we came across a verse this morning that seems to be just the ticket:
“May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.” (2 Thess. 2:16, 17)
(“Surprised with gifts”–besides Christmas gifts!)