Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas by Candlelight

As the 12 days of Christmas come to a close, I feel drawn to reflect on my Christmas morning.

I woke up at 8 am. I got up quietly, to allow my hubby to enjoy his chance to sleep in.

I tossed the ingredients for homemade cinnamon rolls into the bread machine. Cinnamon rolls are a family tradition for my hubby´s family on Christmas day (that and smokey links)

While the hubby was sleeping and the rolls were rising, I delved into my devotionals. Passages on prophecies of the birth of Christ and the story of birth of my Lord were first. More passages on New Testament Christian living followed. Reading by candle-light brought out the romantic and nostalgic in me.

Devotionals by Advent Light

3 hours later, at 11 am, the cinnamon rolls were finally done!!

Breakfast and then presents followed. Quality time with my hubby flowed into a larger family Christmas.

Christmas was a day of quiet reflection, loud laughter, special feast foods, and joy.
The 12 days of Christmas are practically over, since Jan. 6th is Epiphany.
The new church year continues on. In just over a month, Lent will be offering us a chance to prepare our hearts for what the Lord has done for us through His death and resurrection.

What´s your take-away from this Christmas?