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I'm having...a cup of Provence rooibos, a "red bush" tea with fruity flavors. Yum! I'm using a winter mug that I think my mom gave me for Christmas. I've had it for a while and it's nice to have a little bit bigger mug of hot tea on a c-c-cold day. :)
I'm feeling...okay but I know I have lots to do. There's something niggling at the back of my mind, and I keep feeling that there's something I forgot to do, someone I forgot to call... Maybe that's just me, though. I have a pretty detailed to-do list, which I check often.
On my mind...are the bags of gifts sitting in front of our fireplace, and our bare Christmas tree in the front living room. Most of my family (extended) gathered here for dinner on Tuesday, then headed out to Target en masse to purchase gifts for two needy families for Christmas. My dad chose two families from a program (at his church) which helps needy families at Christmastime. We had fun going all over the store, looking for shoes and coats, then some fun things for the seven children on the list: boys and girls, ranging in age from 22 months to 16 years old. Boy, was that interesting trying to figure out what a typical 16-year-old young lady would like! Now we need to wrap the gifts and get them to my dad so he can bundle them all up and bring them to his church.
We were so excited about participating in this program this year, since the whole family decided to not exchange Christmas gifts this year. What a peaceful feeling I have, knowing we don't have to figure out what people want, search all over, spend a ton of money, etc.! We will enjoy this quiet and thoughtful advent of Christ's birth.
I leave you with...Scripture for the advent season.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called
Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 nasb
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