Good evening everyone! Welcome back to the “Heart to Heart Blog!” I hope you’re having a great night…I know I am! It’s been another busy day; but God has been so00 good!
Today, since my online work was caught up, I decided to attack the house once more and do a good cleaning. One thing I can say…since the windows and patio door have been shut for the winter, the dust level has lowered and I do not have to shake my duster quite as often as I was…so see; we can always find something good out of the bad…right?
Actually today, was a pretty nice day of cleaning because I mixed in a little more Christmas decorating, in with the cleaning. I don’t know what it is about me; but I can start out my cleaning, with a simple plan, to just do the basics and get done and then before I know it, I’m branching out and mixing some pleasure with the cleaning. Who knows…maybe this is my way of making something not so pleasant…pleasant.
You know…this Christmas season has actually surprised me recently because weeks back, it seemed like I didn’t have any ambition to decorate or do anything…due to the pain I was experiencing; but now that I’ve gotten some relief…all the ambition, to decorate for Jesus’ birthday is coming back. In fact, tomorrow, I have planned to do a little baking for Christmas and put it in the freezer. I remember when I used to go all out and make all kinds of homemade candies and cookies and then my husband and I would set trays all over the countertops and even on the dining room table…and then we would grab plates of fudge, soft peanut brittle, which is the best…along with different varieties of Christmas cookies and even my famous caramel nut clusters and then each tray would be filled and wrapped up with a bow and name tag and then my husband and I would go around the neighborhood and pass them out. I even sent a tray of goodies with my husband, to the Air Force Base, where he worked at the time and he even gave them to some of the guys at the front gate…the ones who would probably never get back home for Christmas and they just loved them!
After all those years of making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses and all kinds of goodies; this year will be simpler, with a couple kinds of cookies and chocolate fudge. Diane’s legs just can’t do the things they used to let her do; but I thank God, for all the good memories and the things I can still do!
One thing I have truly learned, as the years have passed by; is to not look at what I’ve lost in life; but rather, to look at what I can still do. One of my favorite Bible verses is found in Philippians 3:8, which says… “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,” I can truly say that I have lost most of everything that meant the world to me, due to illness and my past; but I would never want them back, if it meant losing out, on all that Christ has taught me and the distance He has brought me. I can truly say tonight; that Christ is all I need! What about you?
Well…it’s time for me to go, as I need to finish up a few last minute things, before my weekend begins. I won’t be back until Sunday evening; so I hope you have a great Saturday! I’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday night, as I share the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings on your night!
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