This is me… trying to jump back into the blogosphere. I thought it would be therapeutic to share a few pictures and “update” you all on a bit of my life.
Sometimes, I am absolutely stunned when I think about the bizzareness of the Christmas story: Angels causing fear in the hearts of men, a strange star suddenly appearing in the night sky, and a couple (the woman…a virgin, in labor) making their way through the crowded streets along with many other tax payers.
I honestly wonder sometimes where we get the word “silent” during the chaos, filth, and pain involved with the Christmas story. Thinking of everything that must have been going on in the Spiritual realm is enough in itself. Can you imagine the quake as the forces of evil realize that their plans are about to be foiled? Can you try for a moment, to imagine the sound as all of hell screamed at the top of its lungs?
And oddly enough, even as I picture all of that in the Christmas story… I still picture peace.
Why? Because peace has absolutely nothing to do with circumstance. Peace has everything to do with Emmanuel: God with us.
This Christmas season, my heart is so full of gratitude and love for the One (the very Word that spoke the stars into existence) who gave up everything so that He could become flesh and dwell among us!
And now that I have done a sufficient amount of rambling I shall move on to pictures (everyone deserves a chance to showcase their own set of ornament and candle pictures… right? 😉 ) of this season that rejoices His first coming.
Meet Madam Israelette.
(…what an utter goofball!)
Some things are too sweet for words.
Beauty thy name is also Laughter.
Excuse me as I continue into the happy world of me and my lens. 🙂
(The nativity Dad and Mom brought home from Bethlehem… one of the most loved traditions from my childhood.)
It was awefully fun to blog again!
May each one of you be blessed with a deep-peace filled Holiday.
Because of Emmanuel,