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"This is my best Christmas" said a little girl

..My girls love my parents' nativity set.  Whenever we are there during the Christmas season, M1 & M2 run up to Mary & Joseph, the wise men and the Baby Jesus and hug and kiss them all Goodnight before we leave...and as I pull out of the driveway they all yell loudly "Goodnight Baby Jesus!" as we get swallowed up in Winter night....

Last week though the temperature called for a "campout" (the campout was for less than an hour) Its been a rather warm December, almost balmy....some days teetering over 65... On one of these warm nights last week two little girls sat outside with their grandma star gazing on the grass... ....What an unexpected gift....blankets spread out on brown winter grass...warmth in December...
 In the glow of the lit Nativity, musing on stars and God...my Madelyn said that she needed to "Ask Jesus into her heart."   You see last year about this time her sister did, but this year was her year and she said she never had.  She …

Behind the Scenes # Chica Faith

Its Tuesday, the day to link up with Crystal Stine's
Behind the Scenes  http://crystalstine.me/blog/, where we pick a picture and share the story behind it...here is mine




Chica...its the word that my girls call their Auntie.  I think it started with their bilingual aunt calling Meredith (the oldest) little chica when she was a toddler, and somehow the roles reversed and that is her current title.
My sister, their chica knows how to turn the volume up at our house.  Let her burst into the room and lots of wild yelling, dancing, and antics occur pretty much immediately.
I am so blessed to have a sister that is involved and active in their lives.
I always lived away from family growing up and didn't have this interaction with uncles & aunts and I am so glad that my girls know and love their Auntie Chica Faith....
We had the blessing...the unexpected and overflowing blessing of having her live with us this past year from the depths of icy January until humid August called h…

Five Minute Friday # Reflect

Reflect

Its funny how when you come to the end of a journey...and all the mundane days or so they seemed...all blur together and the good notable memories, the feelings of love, the special touching times...those are what surface and stand out...

My husband and I have been on a journey and our whole family.
For the past six years we have been at a church.  This was the first full time ministry job that we have ever held.  We have grown, we have been stretched...we have failed, faltered, fumbled...risen, read & read, studied, talked and talked, worked, been confused and frustrated, car pooled, taxi serviced teens, he has planned cantatas, calendars, events, camps, fund raised, mission tripped, led choirs, sang His heart out, pot lucked, service projected ( i know its not a word)....and more

Relationships have been built...
They've grown deep down ... even further than i am sure that we have realized...
There is that sweet slight form of our girls' Missions Friends Teacher..…