Friday, December 24, 2010
Oh Holy Night
It was such a special night tonight. We attended our Christmas Eve service with BB and KK. The message was just awesome. Just another reminder of what Christmas is all about. It's so easy to get caught up in the shopping, wrapping, baking, and family and miss out the true meaning of this most holy day. We came home for Gumbo, Shrimp and Grits and Christmas goodies with the grandparents. Lambert drove to Galveston this morning to pick up the Gumbo from The Saltwater Grill.... YUMMY!! It was a nice quiet dinner and the kiddos played great together. After dinner we made a birthday cake for Jesus and the kids decorated cookies for Santa. My dad called and pretended to be Santa, so they are on their VERY best behavior (thanks for that Papa Truman!! They made birthday cards for Jesus and now they are watching The Very First Noel...if you don't have this movie.... I highly recommend it. The Christmas story is beautifully narrated by Andy Griffith. We've tracked Santa on Norad and they are about to head to bed!!! Santa is on his way. KK and I are enjoying Mexican Coffee, a recipe Granna shared with me last year and Lambert is on his 4th bowl of gumbo!!! It's going to be a late night for the parents. I wouldn't have it any other way. Well unless we had more family here with us!
I hope you enjoy your Christmas with those you love, and remember to take time to cherish the true meaning of this very special season. I love this passage, what great NEWS!!
Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”