Sunday, January 6, 2008

Christmas 2007

Welcome to our blog and our first posting.
Christmas 2007 was absolutely wonderful. A great way to end a fantastic year! We had several Christmas' this year. We, hopefully, started a new tradition with the Barnes family by celebrating Christmas the weekend before the 25th. Jon, Luke, Henry and I spent the night and woke up to a fantastic "early visit from Santa!" So fun! Then we spent Christmas Eve with the Gordon's...Kerry and her family were up from Florida for the first time in several years! We had the first full family picture in 6 years. It was wonderful!

Luke and Henry think they had the greatest Christmas ever, but really, Jon and I had the greatest Christmas ever just watching them do their thing. It's amazing how the 'believing' comes completely back to you when you watch through the eyes of your children.

Lastly, I want to comment about something I heard on the radio in regard to the commercialization of Christmas. Every year, I get more and more upset about how early the Christmas decorations come out and how "Christ" seems to be removed from Christmas. But, I happened to be listening to the radio early one morning and one of the radio guests, Ace Collins, said the most profound words I think I have ever heard in regard to the matter and I paraphrase..."the greatest evangelical witnessing tool is the commercialization of Christmas, because if you barely scratch the surface, you find Jesus..." Wow! So, when you get upset, just remember that everything that "seems" off, He will make it right.

1 comment:

  1. Dawn~
    I LOVE the blog! I am so excited that you are a blogger now.....yea!!! I am going to link you from my site-
    It looks GREAT!
    Love, Candy