Monday, December 20, 2010

A List

I love a list! Hope you do too.

***I love the women at my church. We had a Christmas party Thursday night and had almost more than the house could hold. We laughed, and talked, and ate. Oh my! We ate. We laughed. We exchanged ornaments. What a great time!

***Friday I was privileged to go with our Student Minister and his wife shopping with three teenagers that deserved a great Christmas. We shopped for hours and had fun bonding with them and seeing God's love made known to some kids that needed it!

***I missed out on our Deacon and wives dinner Friday night because I was sick. I started feeling bad when we hit the first mall that day and didn't get better until Sunday afternoon. Man, I don't know what it was but I texted Abby and my mom a few times and let them know that I was dying! It wasn't pretty. I'm not a good patient.

***I will finish up my Christmas shopping tomorrow. Well, I plan on it. I know some people enjoy having it all done before December 1, but I love the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. The crowds, the traffic. Strangely, I love it. This was not inherited, Abby and my mom do not share this love.

***I'm looking forward to a week full of visiting family and friends. Some I don't see but a couple of times a year. Can't wait!

***I saw three facebook friends while shopping today. How fun! I haven't seen one of them in years. I mean years, since he was a kid, years! Now he's all grown up and cute as a button. He must be having to hit those girls with a stick to keep them away!

***I missed church Sunday morning. The Sunday before Christmas! Stephen told the congregation, from the pulpit, that I had stayed home to watch a Hallmark movie. Although I did watch a Hallmark movie, it is not the reason I stayed home. The though of getting the kids & myself ready made me want to cry.

***The puppet ministry at church had a blacklight show Saturday night and Sunday night. I'm always amazed how God gets his message out to people. Who would have thought that neon paint and black clothes could proclaim the message of God's love and convict?!

***Last night I got to go out with a couple of friends for dinner. What a fun time we had, sharing stories, sharing memories. Such a great time.

Well, I'm sure you are needing to wrap presents or watch a Christmas movie. Go to it! Merry Christmas!!

Julie

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