Counting Down to Christmas

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It’s hard to believe Christmas is just a few short days away!  My year end responsibilities at work finished late yesterday and was turned over to the outside auditors today.  I got things done the rest of today, but not at a very fast speed.  I’m off on vacation now until January 2.  Yippee!!

As these next few days speed by – can you believe today was the shortest day of the year? – you might want to consider a devotion for those celebrating Christmas.  I’ve been using a reading plan on YouVersion called “Carols, A Christmas Devotional”.  It matches Bible verses to Christmas songs with a short devotion and a couple of questions for contemplation and prayer.

They also have several short devotions, perfect for these next few days. including the Sounds of Christmas (4 days long) and the Rhythms of Christmas (5 days).  What I like about YouVersion is that I can do it on the computer or my mobile device.  As I browse through their plans and find something I like, I add it to my list for later.  The next one I plan to use is “100 Descriptions of God”.  Surprisingly, it’s only a 31 day plan.

Remember to eat healthy and get enough exercise and sleep.  It makes a big difference in enjoying yourself and staying serene.

Here’s some more wreaths from Colonial Williamsburg – enjoy!  Go here to see more wreaths from Colonial Williamsburg.  If you go to my blog (instead of reading this via an e-mail), you can roll your mouse over each wreath to see some of the materials used in making them. Remember they are all native to the area.

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge