It's truly a wonderful time of year!
We're enjoying spending extra time with our family and taking a break from our typical routine. We're looking forward to opening presents with Emmajean, church services filled with song, baking, Christmas dinner, and admiring all of the sparkles and lights.
With all of the excitement, it's important to remember the real reason for celebration. It's not just a time for cookies and Santa hats...Christmas is a time for gathering, for reflection, for giving, for prayer and for thanksgiving. I'll be saying an extra prayer for health, peace, prosperity, and love for my friends and family who may be struggling this holiday season. Today and everyday, no matter the struggle, I pray for hope and courage, for faith and relief.
Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends!
Wishing you a joyful holiday weekend from Saint Olaf to NC and beyond!
...Merry Christmas to all...
...and to all a good night!...