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It’s beginning to look and feel and sound a lot more like Christmas! Here are a few highlights since last week:
1. Ladies’ Christmas party. The Christmas party for our ladies from church was last Friday, and I especially enjoyed the fellowship and the testimonies. A favorite moment: the songleader asked us for favorite Christmas carols to sing, and someone volunteered “As the Deer.” The songleader gently explained that we wanted Christmas songs, and someone said, “As the Reindeer, then.” 🙂
2. The children’s Christmas program at church was Sunday night. They always do the Nativity story and sing various songs, and it’s always cute, especially the littlest ones dressed up in pajama-type costumes to represent the animals in the stable. This year it seemed like there were a record number of parents there from our church’s van ministry whose children come to the children’s ministry, and I pray that the gospel message found its way to their hearts.
3. Online shopping. Love it! Much nicer than traveling place to place to place to shop, though I do like to get out and about for Christmas shopping a little bit. And then all the packages coming in the mail as a result is fun, too. 🙂
4. Progress. When I realized that, with the lateness of Thanksgiving this year, we had just a few short weeks until Christmas, I almost started to panic, but this week I got most of my shopping done (thanks to online shopping! 🙂 ) and am almost finished with my Christmas cards and letters, so I am feeling pretty good about the Christmas schedule now.
5. Cake pops. Just discovered these yesterday. I had been wanting something chocolate and cakey, but I don’t dare buy or bake a whole cake for just the three of us, and when I saw this, I thought, “That’s it! Just what I want!”