Snow. White. Fluffy. Beautiful. Accents the green pine trees in a very beautiful way.
The only downside to snow is that when one is driving across the mountain passes in the winter it makes driving interesting AND sometimes detours well made plans for the holidays. Thanksgiving 2016 is one of those years. A truth God is really teaching me and I am working to accept is the thought that when He says no there is a reason why and I need to look for how I see Him show up in the no of what I wanted. We saw an abundance of rain and the passes got an abundance of snow!
Thanksgiving weekend starts the Christmas Holiday season for us. Holiday meal on Thursday. Shopping on Thursday evening and Friday. Sunday evening is filled with a preview of the musical I have been practicing for since August (and opens this next weekend) and the Christmas tree Lighting at church. Followed by each evening practice to get ready for opening night of the musical. Christmas music playing in the background everywhere I walk. Finishing up Christmas shopping for family. Besides all the “fun” pieces of the season, its also a season of reflecting, adjusting, and preparing for the new year. Reflection is not always an easy or pleasant thing to do but it is worth it if I don’t short step the process.
Our Thanksgiving plans did not go as planned, we had beef pot roast, a paleo sausage apple stuffing (yum!), the pumpkin pie my eldest son made, and scalloped potatoes BUT we were safe, and thank to technology we were able to video chat with family this weekend.
The past few months have been busy practicing (I am the rehearsal accompanist) for the musical (Christmas Dessert Theater) at church, reading, homeschooling my youngest, managing the house and spending time with the family. Below are some links to what I have been reading and the latest on embroidery projects.
Vision and Beyond by Bruce Wilkerson
Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview by Jason B. Ladd: click here for the review
She Believes by Debbie Lindell: click here for the review
Books to Read:
Twilight’s Last Gleaming by Robert Jeffress
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
Listen. Love. Repeat. By Karen Ehman
What in the World is Going on? and Is this the End? Both by Dr. David Jeremiah
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
For Advent This Year:
Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado
The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
Book of Luke Study with the Time Warp Wife
*Snow Photo was taken early 2012…….found snow when we were on a family vacation*