I just realized that it’s been weeks since I posted. I recall thinking, “Wow, it’s already the first of November.” Well, it’s now the 21st of November and we’re looking just around the corner at the first of December. I have got to get myself organized or Christmas will have come and gone and I’ll still be standing here with a befuddled look on my face like, “What happened?”
Bill advised me a month ago that he wants me to actually decorate and celebrate Christmas this year. Last year I did almost nothing. I was in a new job, the children weren’t coming, and I really just felt disconnected and overwhelmed. I’ve celebrated my first year anniversary with the Rescue Mission and things seem calmer now. I actually have enough reserve energy and money to invest in a festive holiday! So, I think I’ll spend some time today pulling out Christmas stuff and deciding what to use.
As has been my practice for quite a few years, I’ve purchased a couple of new Christmas books – “The Story of the Other Wise Man” by Henry Van Dyke and “O! Clap Your Hands”, a book of worship with an accompanying music CD.
Speaking of books, I awoke Wednesday morning with a story in mind. It was about an apprentice to the Wise Men, the story of the journey to Bethlehem from his perspective, and a secret desire in his heart. I actually sat down to jot down the idea. As with most other ideas about books that I have, it’s probably already been done! If it has, I’m sure God will arrange for it to come to my attention soon.