love can come in STRANGE disguises

it’s monday…but no giggles today (well, maybe just a few.)

Hugs & blessings has been quiet as of late.

But, I do hope to be more present very soon.

Recovering from an auto-accident I’ve spent this Advent Season

healing,

grieving,

and

appreciating all the grace I’ve received during this period of convalescing.

“You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers, the night is far gone, the day is near.” Romans 13: 11-12

During Advent we hear the secret of God’s love within us. We have long felt the stirrings of the Life within – the kicks and leaps of God in us yearning to be born. And God will come – poor and hungry, a child wrapped in swaddling cloths.

Will we make room for Him?

Each of us is an Innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.

See Luke 2:7

There is undoubtedly a Christmas tree in our home, our lights are strung and glowing, our pantries are full, and we are ready to entertain family and friends – but have we made room to feed and welcome the Stranger who comes unannounced?

These STRANGE-ones came unannounced.

But I am so very glad they did!

Giggles.

Bearing great joy they arrived one by one, to set up my home with Christmas glee when I was unable. God filled them (and those whose were not captured in these photos) with good things, who reigned down compassion upon me this Advent Season.

It is not easy to relinquish control.

But I am so grateful to have let go and let Love in.

I hope to be back more regularly again very soon!

But until then I continue to send you my hugs n’ my blessings….may you too welcome the Stranger in this Christmas Season – and be grateful each time that you do!

reason, season, lifetime

it’s the monday giggles…

 

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Have you ever heard?

“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.”  

When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASONContinue reading “reason, season, lifetime”

Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.

it’s the monday giggles…

Unreasonable Labor?

‘I’m never going to work for that man again.’
‘Why, what did he say?’

‘You’re fired!’

 

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Compared with other celebrations, Labor Day is the quiet day.  There maybe a few students using this as an opportunity for a last fling before knuckling down to the Fall term, but for most people, Labor day is just a welcome day off work!

America has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September since the 1882.  The original idea was to have a street parade to show off ‘The strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations’.

When Labor Day was first proposed people worked 12hr days. Continue reading “Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.”