Christmas Break

‘Tis The Season for rejoicing! We have a Saviour who loves us! โค He was born, lived and sacrificed His life for ours that we may all have eternal life with Him. Amen!? ๐Ÿ™‚

Unless something catastrophic in my life happens I have decided to set the cruise control and take a short Blog Break through the Christmas Holidays. Things are piling up that must be addressed. I will leave the comments open but will probably refrain from any responses. I think it would be prudent for me to reflect more on why we celebrate this joyous Season. I have so much to be grateful for. And as Christians, we have even more to look forward to. One day soon we will be rejoicing at the feet of Jesus our Lord, hugging our loved ones, singing beautiful songs and be in the presence of True Love for all eternity.

So, here’s praying that “And theย peaceย ofย God, which surpasses allย understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” [Philipians 4:7 ESV] Thank you for “following” me. I love you all and do pray for all my blogging friends. May all your days be blessed with fresh tires, full gas tanks and the wind in your face. Remember to throttle back and enjoy the life God gave ya. Merry CHRISTmas. ๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ… โค๏ธ Ride Safe โค๏ธ โ˜ƒ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ€

Joy, Sadness, And What’s Between

No Wordless Wednesday today. There’s too much to be said. My, what a week this has been. Like all things in life, it’s mixed with joy, sadness and the little things that happen betwixt and between.

The joy: Steve took off for the far off land of Florida to visit with his sister, Cindy Gaye, and her family. By all accounts he had a nice visit. He’s not quite returned yet but I’m sure he will have loads of photos from the visit. The other inmates are Amberlee (niece) who will be 18 (what happened?! lol) next year, Bobby (nephew) who is almost 30 and still living at home. Yeah, there’s a story there. He is a bit of a disappointment but it is what it is. We all have to chose our way through life. Guess he’s chosen his. Oh, and also her husband Don.

The sadness: God called a very dear soul Home on Saturday. Liam is the son of one of my best friends, Simply Linda and her husband. Such wonderful, kindly, Christian folks. Liam had a dodgy heart, and when the State of New York locked their home down with no medical treatments because of their demonic religion Covid, the stress took his life. I keep feeling a mixture of anger (at how it lead to this event), sadness (that he’s not here anymore) and joy (at his being with Jesus forever). I still keep bursting out in tears. It’ll pass. Probably sooner than it should but I will continue on and remember this dear boy always. It’s what God wants for us. We have work to do!

The between: Sunday, we exchanged gifts with one another and sang happy Christmas songs. The photo on the left is a gift from our Pastor’s wife, Jackie. She makes the loveliest things. Jackie is the one that has encouraged me to make those nice felt blankets for the dogs. ๐Ÿ• We are also doubly blessed to have Pastor Bob & Jackie as neighbors. Anyway, the gifts are quilted place mats. And the mugs are from them both. Starting Monday, while Steve was in Florida, I’ve stayed as busy as I could without reinjuring my neck and shoulder. I moved Longleaf Pine straw to another part of the yard for decoration. Then I cleaned the outhouse after all the summer use and tidied the house, did extra laundry, like what the dogs lay on and such. And so forth and so on. ๐Ÿ˜

Guess I’d better hit “send” or I’ll never get this posted. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for stopping by. I pray your day, and the rest of your week, are full of joy, happy moments and nothing but good news.

๐Ÿ’– Ride Safe Folks โœจ

Thanksgiving, The Day After

The Far Side (click to enlarge)

Thanksgiving is blissfully behind us. It was a quiet, peaceful day in the Red Bird Acres household. We no longer have family nearby to grace our humble home in the pines. That’s OK. I’m thankful for what we have. Our meal was the perfect amount with some leftovers for today’s repast. It was scrumptious.

๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ On the Friday after, the Fall decorations will mingle with the Christmas ones as I slowly unpack the next season from it’s year long hiatus and pack up the Thanksgiving themes. All three Christmas trees are up. A fourth one may even make an appearance, if I feel like it and can find the room. I also decorate the dog ๐Ÿถ washing and feeding area. Hey, they want to be festive too! ๐Ÿ˜Š This morning it was dark, cloudy and rainy when we also helped for about an hour decorating our Church. Now the wind is howling, the clouds are clearing with the sun peeking tentatively through, and the air has a sharp crispness about it. There’s a cold front moving in. โค๏ธโœจ

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. ๐ŸŽ…

If you’re on the road, praying for traveling mercies all around. I hope your day is blessed.