The Wonder of Joy
Over the years I have met so many people who are blessed in every area of life but, at the same time, state they are miserable. They do not have to worry about finances. They enjoy good health and loving relationships.Proper Etiquette for Returning Christmas Gifts
The Christmas frenzy is over, and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly are sitting back surveying our Christmas plunder. Only a few days ago, the house was ablaze with Christmas lights, and the rafters were echoing with Christmas delight. Now, much to my delight, quietness is tiptoeing through our house. Why is it that something as wonderful as Christmas takes so long to prepare and goes by so quickly? As it stands today, there are only 360 more days until the next Christmas. I do not think I have enough time to get ready to do this all over again. However, the countdown begins. With the odd chance that something can be done, I propose that we celebrate Christmas every even year because of so many odd years in my life. In surveying my Christmas plunder, several thoughts, like sugarplums, are dancing in my head. The primary thought is simply, what am I going to do with all these gifts? I have enough gifts to last me the rest of my life if I live to be 100. Of course, if I live to be 110, I may need another gift.Christmas Celebration-Birth of Christ Is the Answer to Your Challenge
Hurray! It’s Christmas time, the hope of glory is being celebrated. Everything is subject to Christ’s authority. An understanding of this will put a smile on you. This article encourages you to see the birth of Christ as the answer to your challenge.Is This a Christmas Present or What?
One great blessing of Christmas is presents. Of course, at my age, I am not too interested in what I am getting but rather what I am giving. I cannot think of one thing I really would want. I got everything I need even though some of it may be old and outdated. As long as it works, I’m happy with that. Therefore, it is not what I am receiving that is important to me. I love to see the smile on the grandchildren’s face as they open up a present. I am just as delighted as they are opening their gifts because I did not buy it. I paid for it, but it is the job of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage to do all of the shopping, gift buying, wrapping, and everything that goes with it. If it were up to me, nothing would really get done, which would be sad. As I say, I am not looking for much for Christmas this year, just to enjoy the family and celebration.Where Does Santa Get His Naughty or Nice List?
This week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage approached me with a serious question. As far as I am concerned, life is full of questions, but coming from her, I need to be very careful. I have found out that a question with her is not merely a question. It can be a whole lot more than that with multiple layers. I am still trying to figure out the dimensions of her questions. If I do not understand her question, my answer is going to get me into trouble. Believe me; I know what trouble is all about. I have several cats in the neighborhood that I feed. I am not sure where they come from, but they show up at the back porch for the free treats I put out for them. This has also attracted possums, raccoons and foxes that come for the treats I have there for them. Most of them are somewhat antsy and try to stay out of trouble as much as possible. I can certainly relate to that.