The week after Thanksgiving, my husband and I decorated for Christmas, at home and at church. Within the week, the halls were decked with garland, trees, and manger scenes. At home, I added my Dickens Village, collection of Santas, and the quilt, post cards and ornaments passed down from our parents. I love the eye candy of Christmas! I'm excited to get it up and a little sad to take it down after New Year's.
But there's no time to rest on my laurels. I got the go ahead from my editor on the plan for my revisions of Distant Hearts and I'm back to work. When my eyes need a rest from the computer screen, I take a break and enjoy the decorations. I still have cards to send and gifts to buy, but I'm confident it'll all get done. It always does. :-)
Amid all the hustle and bustle, I'll take time not only to prepare my house, but also my heart for Jesus. I'll ponder the mystery of God coming to earth, pure and holy, born to save us from our sins. What a gift! No credit card needed. No long lines. No returns. All we have to do is accept Him.
God bless you this Christmas!