Christmas

Christmas at Home

I’ve had this since early in our marriage.  It’s my favorite.



Yummy candies on top of a table runner
I bought when I was in NJ earlier this month.
 A lady who bowls with my  mom quilted it.  Beautiful!



Cheery snowmen on my kitchen window sill.



I love this tree.
My sister and I each bought
one a few years ago. 



I’ve had this little mouse for about 30 years!!

Jared gave this to me when he was in 1st or 2nd grade.

I have all these nativities set up under a little Christmas tree. 
Christmas, faith life

Ten Questions to Ask at a Christmas Gathering

From Don Whitney:

Many of us struggle to make conversation at Christmas gatherings, whether church events, work-related parties, neighborhood drop-ins, or annual family occasions. Sometimes our difficulty lies in having to chat with people we rarely see or have never met. At other times we simply don’t know what to say to those with whom we feel little in common. Moreover, as Christians we want to take advantage of the special opportunities provided by the Christmas season to share our faith, but are often unsure how to begin. Here’s a list of questions designed not only to kindle a conversation in almost any Christmas situation, but also to take the dialogue gradually to a deeper level. Use them in a private conversation or as a group exercise, with believers or unbelievers, with strangers or with family.

You can find the questions here.