Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hello, Sweet Friends! Zac, Amy and Lindy have come up to Northern California to celebrate Christmas with us! It has been non-stop ever since they've gotten here, and I wouldn't have it any other way!! ;-)
I just wanted to take a moment to pop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and to share a portion of a Christmas letter by my dear friend, Toni. I found it so poignant as it resonated with me, and I hope it will bless you as much as it did me. Thank you, Toni! 

                                                                                                                                                          “Often we get caught up in the beauty and wonder of Christmas......and that is a good thing.....and yet we forget that on that night when Jesus was born it was filled with a mixture of uncomfortable circumstances, tiredness, fear, pain, the unknown......even amidst the beauty of angels, a Star and a newborn baby. It seems to me that Christmas today, 2010 years later, in many ways is much the same for a lot of us..... still filled with uncomfortable circumstances, fear, pain and the unknown....even amidst the beauty of decorated houses, parties, Christmas lights and gifts. And yet, Jesus is the midst of it all just like He was that first morning. So we can endure the negative, the unknowns and still have joy in celebrating the wonder of Christmas 2010.

I wish that  through whatever challenges you are facing (and we all have our share).....that you will find JESUS......Who is the Wonder and One who truly is Christmas. And then together, we too can REJOICE WITH EXCEEDING GREAT JOY!”

Glory to God in the Highest

and on earth peace,

good will toward men

Luke 2:14


  1. How lovely to have the family for Christmas, and what a darling photo of you two looking at the tree. Priceless. The letter is so spot on and well written. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    God Bless you all

  2. Merry Christmas Myrna! That photo of you and your grandbaby is just precious!!! I hope that you all have the most wonderful Christmas ever!

  3. That was just beautiful and yes JESUS is right here with us. Thanks so much for sharing. Love the photo of you and your granddaughter, priceless. Merry Christmas, Vicky

  4. Merry Christmas Myrna! Thank you for sharing the lovely thoughts from your friend, Toni. Yes, Jesus is the Reason for the Season and we rejoice in that too! Love your pic's...thanks for sharing them.

  5. Beautiful post Myrna... and what a sweet picture of you and Lindy! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
    Blessing~~ Daphne

  6. Merry Christmas Myrna!! Your photo is one of the best depictions of Christmas wonder that I have it!! And your home is very beautiful! Enjoy the sweet bustle of Christmas with your family, and have a glorious New Year!!

    Hugs & Blessings,

  7. Priceless picture.....Grandma's mentoring her already in everything glittery and sparkly! I have a feeling she'll grow up loving Christmas just like you! Merry Christmas friend, Toni

  8. Happy Holidays Myrna! Love the picture, and your sentiment is beautiful. Blessings to you and your family for the New year.


  9. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  10. What a precious, precious picture of our sweet little Lindy with you Myrna. Love the look of awe on her face and your face of pure love! And again, Dear, your home reflects your love and dedication to your family and Jesus. Gorgeous!
    Love and Blessings to you,
    Mom Leilani