Every Christmas Eve our church has a candlelight service. I wanted to show you all how beautiful it is but the pictures just didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. We light all our oil lamps and they serve as our lighting for the service. We sing Christmas songs and the pastor reads the Christmas story. Then we have communion.
Next, we make a circle around the sanctuary and light our little hand held candle, sing a few more Christmas songs and leave. It is always such a moving service reminding us of the TRUE reason we celebrate.
Sunday morning, Hubby and I got up and enjoyed our morning coffee together as usual. Then the girls got up, we opened our gifts, ate breakfast and got ready for church. It was a very nice service. We did not have Sunday School. We came home, ate homemade soup. I made it from the leftovers from Friday’s dinner. Then we just relaxed the remainder of the day. We didn’t have Sunday night church.
We had planned on taking down the Christmas tree and all the decorations today but I think that will have to be another day. It is raining pretty hard here and it is cold. Temperature is 28 degrees with a fairly strong wind. All our decorations are stored up in one of our buildings. I’m not too big on carrying all that up in the cold rain. Maybe tomorrow.
Yesterday, I decided I just could not fix my machine. We decided we should not be having all that trouble with a new machine so we took the machine back to Wal-Mart where we had purchased it. As you all recall, I had not had the machine very long at all and it has always given me trouble. Anyway, Wal-Mart took it back and we exchanged it for this machine. As soon as I started sewing on it, it was obvious this is a better machine. I have never used a Singer before but I definitely pray we will be getting better service from this one than from the Brother. I finished the sewing project that I had previously started.
This is for my little man, Daniel, who loves, loves, loves to help his mom in the kitchen. I hope it looks like a little boy apron. I wanted something with tractors on it but blue jean material was all I had that looked boyish. Weather permitted they will be coming up Sunday. Chuck and his family may come also. This would be a first-all my grandkids in the house at the same time. WOW! They are calling for some snow to hit here tomorrow and Sunday so we’ll just have to wait and see.
We will be having our candlelight service at church tonight. This is such a beautiful service. We have these little shelves on the walls and on top of the shelves we have oil lamps. All the oil lamps are lit and the electric lights are turned off. It is absolutely beautiful. We have communion and the pastor has a message. Then we all light our individual candles, gather around in a circle and sing Christmas hymms. It is such a special time and we all look forward to it. I pray you will all have a wonderfully blessed Christmas Eve as well.
Celebrate the birth of our Savior. May He bless each of you with a special portion of His presence on this wonderful day-Christ’s birthday. God bless.
Sam really loves his swing. He does not however like his car seat. He was sooooooo ready to be home Saturday after shopping. He wanted his swing and some sleep. Us girls got up early and went blueberry picking. We picked 2 gallon-1 for us and 1 for Jess. We came home just before the rain started. Good timing. It rained most of the day there.
Afterward, we all went out to eat at Golden Corral. Then we went to look around at Lifeway. I purchased a new bible study. It is Ruth by Kelly Minter. I think this will be our next Friday Ladies Study. It looks very interesting. I saw so many new studies that I want to do. We even picked out one for the girls to do for their bible class this coming year. It was a great day. We all had lots of fun.
We are getting some much needed rain today. Temperatures are cooler too. 74 degrees right now. I like that. Did you all notice my drying log on the right. My darling baby girl, Grace, did that for me. She told me she watched David put the others on. I was very impressed with her knowledge as I have no idea how to do any of that. Thanks Grace.
Church was very nice yesterday. Our pastor’s sermon was on what it takes to make a man. It was a very good sermon. Then we had communion, followed by a fellowship meal. LOTS o f good food. Then we had more good food last night with our Sunday Evening Study. All in all it was a really good day. I better get busy. Take care and God bless.
I took these pictures this afternoon after church. This road connects to our road. About 3 weeks ago when the first drifts came, they cleared this road. I was told it took 12 hours to clear it. I can only imagine how tall the snow was then, if it still looks like this 3 weeks later. Church today was very good, communion with a fellowship meal, then a business meeting. I went alone as Julie is still sick. Hubby volunteered to stay home with them. I very seldom go anywhere alone, so it felt very strange. Julie is feeling some better though so I pray she is on the mend. The young pup Jasper seems to be on the mend too. Take care and God bless.