Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


May you all have a lovely Christmas whether it is quiet or crazy.  Our celebration with the newlyweds was on Christmas Eve so today will be quiet, which is just what I need after days of cooking.  :)

Miss Victoria has been in quite a snit as she has not had the minimum daily amount of required attention this past week.  So... today we will read a little, watch a couple of Christmas specials on TV, and tell her she is such a pretty kitty.

Many of you have become good friends, some I've met in person but most I'll have to wait until the Marriage Supper of the Lamb when we will have full knowledge and (I am so certain) recognize each other!   You are greatly appreciated.

I am now taking my annual "downtime" between Christmas and New Years Day-ish, which is required to center my soul and prepare it for the new year.  Be back then, God willing and the creek don't rise.  ;)

18 comments:

Rebecca said...

What a day that SUPPER will be! Merry Christmas. And may your "downtime" be filled with love, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!

Thanking God for your open heart & home here in "blogland". I've been blessed repeatedly by you.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That sounds like a day Miss Victoria will enjoy!

Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your break!

Manuela

Jeanneke said...

Merry Christmas to you and Miss Victoria, and may your New Year be blessed with health and happiness and inspirational blogging, like I learned you did in 2012!
Cheers!

Jeanneke.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Merry Christmas to you, too =)
Extra cuddles to poor Miss Victoria ♥

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family. This has been a different Christmas for me filled with emotion and some sadness as life has changed and I miss those who are no longer here. Thank you for reminding me of "the supper" where I will see them again. You brighten so many people's lives. Reminds me of the song by Ray Boltz, "Thank You." Have a restful "down time" and I look forward to your return, Dee

Lynne-Aussie said...

have a lovely relaxing holiday, I look forward to reading your blog in the New Year, Lynne.

Liz Bergmann said...

Have a lovely Christmas! I so enjoy your blog, and feel that you're one of my 'friends' in blogland now. God Bless.
Liz B

Liz Bergmann said...

Have a lovely Christmas! I so enjoy your blog, and feel that you're one of my 'friends' in blogland now. God Bless.
Liz B

Mrs.Rabe said...

Have a wonderful break!

You are dearly loved!

Deanna

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Sabbatical. May God bless you abundantly with wisdom, peace, and insight as you spend your next week refocusing.

Thank you for such a wonderful blog to look forward to each day. I will check back on January 2.

Vee said...

Enjoy this time away...I can't step away as I have a new toy this Christmas and must practice. Isn't that a likely story? Take good care...hope that you have lots of time to gather thoughts, spend with friends and family, and Victoria!

Judy said...

Your reminder, as the year comes to a close, of our one day meeting at the Supper of the Lamb brought this verse of a John O'Donohue blessing to mind-

'We bless this year for all we've learned,
For all we loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination.'

It will be a delight to meet you there.

Anonymous said...

Have a happy holiday and give Miss Victoria a pat for us.

Front Porch Grace said...

Praying that your heart and mind will be filled with purpose, surrender, and blessed rest as you center your soul on the Lover of yours, and still your heart in His presence for the gift of God's coming year.

In His Grace,
Michelle

Raewyn said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for your sweet comment, grandmamma. Sounds like a lovely way to spend Christmas. I searched your blog last week for Christmas-y book recommendations before heading to the library. ;)Love and prayers to you!

Deb said...

Brenda, sorry that I'm just popping over to see your Christmas post. I do hope that you had a very enjoyable Christmas (as we surely did!) and will have a happy and healthy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas (a bit late)! I have been enjoying your blog for a few years now and thought it was about time I say Hello. I live in Western NY State and am a 55 yr. old homeschooling mom of 3 and grammy of 2. I wanted to mention that I loved your book/movie list. I just started reading Grace Livingston Hill; thus far "The Witness" and "Marcia Schulyer" and LOVED them. I purchased the Enchanted Barn on ebay and that will be next. Bought North and South DVD for my married daughter as she is a big Pride and Prejudice Fan. Your list was very helpful. Blessings from Rhonda

Terri said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing you some day. We'll have so many things to talk over since we share many favorite books. Happy reading in the New Year ahead!