Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Morning Sky, Merry Christmas to All, Comments, & Prayers

Christmas Morning Sky

Early yesterday morning I went outside to get some pictures of the Christmas sky. Just one picture wouldn't do...so please enjoy the pictures that follow.




All these pictures of the Christmas morning sky were taken one after the other from our front deck. What a glorious sight to start Christmas day!

Merry Christmas to All

I hope that every one of you have had a marvelous Christmas. Beyond the hectic pace of packages, cooking, and getting together... I hope that the true meaning of Christmas was residing bountifully in your heart. I hope that there was wonderful times in the company of loved ones, good memories made, and relationships strengthened.

Gracie, one of our cats, found her own special place to cozy up after the packages were unwrapped.


All of our cats took turns trying out the newest and most sought after box of the day. : )

Comments

I've been emailed recently by some wondering how to leave comments to the posts on this blog. It's really simple. Just click on the colored word *Comments* at the bottom of each post. You can leave comments, or read comments that have been left by others, on the page that will come up by clicking the *comments* link. And, I always enjoy and appreciate any comments that you would like to share.

Prayers

I'd like to thank everyone for your prayers, thoughts, and good wishes concerning the loss of my grandmother. I appreciate each of them so very much and thanks do not seem sufficient. This has been tremendously difficult. My emotions have gone to almost every extreme imaginable. I am still working through it, and with the Lord's help, my sister and I will recover and will work tirelessly to see that this does not happen to others.

I can report that I received a phone call on Friday afternoon before Christmas that was one of the most important and encouraging things that has happened yet and has confirmed that this practice will be challenged and changed.

My prayers this week are for each of you to have a wonderful and bountifully blessed new year. I pray for good health for you, many friends, strengthened relationships, and a closer walk with our Heavenly Father every single day.

Your Friend,

Shelly

NIV

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 119:50
My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

8 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Your Gracie looks like she's had as good a time as my Gracie - little Noah used to love sleeping in boxes too.
Gracies fave place at the moment is under the tree, she'll miss it when we take it down.
God Bless.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Your pictures are absolutley amazingly beautiful. I so enjoyed them! Gracie looks like she has found the PURRRfect Christmas box to take a breather in. I too, am thrilled with the call you received on Friday! What a joyous blessing! The encouragement and the HELP will be most appreciated, especially coming from this source, someone that can truly make a difference and effect change. As we continue in our efforts, we will move forward with undaunted spirits, ready to take on what lies ahead and the courage to stop this hedious act. We are blessed, our purpose is simple. We just want people to have the chance to live out their hopes and dreams on their terms....after all it is the greatest gift "THEIR LIFE!"

Love you!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Those are beautiful clouds - I love the middle picture the best.

Awww such a sweet picture of the little kitty in the box. My Tinker Belle likes boxes too.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful to have pictures of our greatest gift? Another day in God's creation. I am glad that you took the time to appreciate the day. You Kitty looks like she takes the time to appreciate EVERY day and every box! Happy Christmas

4:05 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

I wish you tons of fun at the retreat - meeting Myrna is a wish of mine! We've emailed so much with the KAL...
So glad your Christmas was happy!
(((hugs)))

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sky...we had rain all day Christmas!
Gracie looks so comfortable! Mr Ace received a nice "krinkle bag" to play in and preferred the wrapping paper!
Happy New Year...

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gracie reminds me of our cats who looked for any empty boxes and jumped right in and got cozy.

May you have a happy and joyful 2007, Shelly. I continue to pray for you and your family.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

OUr Ella is just like your Gracie! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Hope other things are going well for you.

1:53 PM  

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