Our little granddaughter Aria is learning to play the harp. Isn't it lovely? When I cleaned houses for some extra cash to supplement our income, I cleaned a house with a harp. I didn't touch it but I dusted it lightly. What do you think about harps? Angel tunes.
We drove downtown last night for two other granddaughters' Christmas concert.
The concert soothed as well as entertained. Children's voices filling the concert hall decorated with a magnificent Christmas tree and other lights, well . . . I felt it, this holy season with its words of hope.
I have a very full day today with a few grandkid appointments followed by dinner and another concert (a Christian folk singer) with a friend this evening. It's not my typical day, but it is a December day and packed with people I love so much.
I probably won't have time to enjoy fika today. Do you practice fika? It's a lovely concept.
When I host bookclub next week I may serve mince pies. I was discussing mince pies with Bill and he said, "Those sound awful." It may turn out to be a bad idea. I made fruit cake a few years ago and it was a big weird mess.
I feel kind of draggy because we were up past my bedtime last night, but I keep telling myself, "This is a December event day. Embrace it and savor it. Hop to." Do you pray and ask God to prepare your heart, cover your encounters with His great grace? Lately, I want everything to be purposeful.
I like the one below.
I first heard this song in kindergarten. I thought, "Geese? Why is it important that they are getting fat?" and (further on) "What's a hay penny?" I like the Robin Redbreast verse above, too.
But THIS, this is the sweetest bunch of words today. The people who walked in darkness. That's us. The children held candles (battery powered) last night and sang so sweetly. I'd like to focus on light today, with James and Noah, with Millie for our birthday lunch date (hers) and with Sondra over dinner and at the concert. Tomorrow Sondra and I are meeting at the small chapel on a college campus nearby to pray together and prepare for Christmas. I'll take photos.
Another blogger joins us (Janet!)
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Every day in December bloggers:
Granny Marigold: http://grannymarigold.blogspot.com/
Karen (Happy One): https://lifeisgood-smile.blogspot.com