While I was doodling on the Paint Program on my computer tonight, this otter decorated with starfish
floated up to help me wish my readers a joyous time of Christmas preparation.
And various thoughts floated up too...the last weekend before the 25th is often a time of pressure for many people, last minute shopping in the crowds and bad traffic in harsh weather raises the pulse of many....makes it hard to stay focused on what is really important, on the people we love and want to bless. How to remember not to fuss about details if it is going to cause more tension than joy?
I saw a few televised clips of Americans in the military who are serving abroad, away from their families and our homeland this holiday season. While their families will miss them and they will miss holiday sharing, gifts and decorations, food and parties, hopefully they won't miss out on being remembered, appreciated, and prayed for. And I thought too of those who have died in service this last year...Christmas is for you too.