Happy Friday morning, All!
What a wonderful Christmas/New Year's we had here at the troops. The first week back in school has passed so quickly. Ahhhhh. And COLDLY. Brrrrrr. We still have snow on the ground from Christmas Eve. Bizarre. And the high today? 18. Ugh.
There's something so refreshing about putting up the Christmas decorations, rearranging a bit, doing some sorting, organizing, cleaning out. Getting things simplified and back to the "normal" routine. Crazy busy as it is.
Hopefully back to some sort of regular chronicle, here, once again. I've missed writing and more than that, I've missed READING what's going on in each of your corners of the world. There's only so much time - and we spent it making memories and enjoying each other over the holidays. Wouldn't trade it.
Last night I read Colossians chapter 3. If you haven't been in the Word today, start there. Part of it says this: "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful." (verse 15)
That pretty much sums up how I feel right now. Peaceful (which does NOT mean quiet - ha!) and thankful.
Peaceful regardless of my circumstances (which at the moment are good) because of the hope I have in Christ.
Looking forward to what God is going to do in this new year of 2010. Ready to share some of my own thoughts and "resolutions" of sorts with you for the coming year. Contemplative about all that God did in 2009. Prayerful for our nation. Hopeful because of the power of the gospel.
And for now? Going to go serve my Son #3 who is home with a fever. . .change a bed from last night. . . get dinner going for tonight (have I given you the recipe for Cracker Chicken?). . .bake muffins. . . vacuum. . . finish putting away two days worth of laundry. . . and get on the treadmill when Little Man goes down for a nap. And if all goes really well? A shower before dinner.
I'm glad to be back.