I can hardly believe it's already December 14! I have had a phenomenal season so far... very full but very blessed. The highlights of this week (and why I haven't been able to post again) included speaking for the Hinson Baptist MOPS in Portland on Tuesday and then for the Laurelwood Baptist MOPS in Vancouver just yesterday.
Both groups were awesome... and we were mutually encouraged... encouraged to keep Jesus as the center of all their Christmas activities. And we all need that reminder, don't we?
Sandwiched between these two events was Wednesday and I had so much fun spending the day with my twelve year old granddaughter Alexis! She is going to an all night Christmas Costume Party at church and we worked together to make a gingerbread man costume for her to wear. We had such a great time together and, even though I didn't have a clue what I was doing, the costume actually turned out quite cute.
Today I'm off to help my daughter with a project she's working on but I told her I have to be done with her by 3:00 because my younger granddaughter, who is seven, called me last night and asked me if I could pick her up from school and take her Christmas shopping. Now how can I pass that up? So I'm meeting her at the flag pole at 3:15 and we're going to go have a fun time together!
So now... the moment we've all been waiting for... including myself... the winners of last months contest is... by a random draw... Jen Jahromi from North of Baltimore! Congratulations!! Yippee!! Yeah! I love contests and love picking winners!! Jen, you are the winner! I decided to have two winners for this contest since it's too late to do a new contest for December so the second winner of last months contest is... Kasie and I'm not sure where she lives but what is fascinating is that both of these gals are artists! Take a minute to go check them out... they both love God and love glorifying Him with their art! Please email me with your addresses and I will send you each a Thanksgiving/Christmas Package on Monday filled with goodies from my heart and home to yours!
Well... gotta run... full day ahead! But as you and I are busy with Christmas and the business of everyday life... I simply pray...
Heavenly Father... may the words of our lips and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing... and glorifying... to You! Fill our mouths with praises to You... and with words of blessing to all those who cross our paths... our families, friends and even the strangers we encounter on the roads and in the stores as we go about our Christmas business! Praise you Jesus!