Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Novel Idea & More Decorating

I have to say, I'm only on Day 2, but I already feel like I'm putting much more effort into truly Cherishing Christmas this year. 

Today I continued what I began yesterday - Decorating & Devotions, but I also began reading a Christmas Novel (check off #3 from my list) - The Christmas Carol

Putting Up Decorations
I think by making this an item to check off my list, I actually completed decorating in record time this year!  Everything is out the way I want it -AND (this is VERY BIG NEWS) - all the boxes are back in the basement!

I'm completely done with decorating our home for Christmas.  It's December 2.  Record time. 

And I admit it's entirely because I knew I would be sitting down to post this blog tonight. 

It's called motivation and I obviously have needed it for...oh...about 23 Christmas'. 

And Shout Out to Hubby for happily carrying all the boxes back downstairs for me.  He's a keeper.  And I'm pretty sure he is thankful for the motivation too. 

I'm realizing I really like reading two different Christmas Devotionals which give me two different ways to ponder Jesus - the whole reason we are celebrating this season. 

Today one focused on Jesus being the "most unique, one-of-a-kind gift" we could ever receive. What a description of Jesus!  We will never receive a better gift - humbling. 

The other one shared Jesus' baptism by John.  And I love what John says about Jesus: "I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God." - John 1:34. 

John is a witness.  It's true.  Jesus IS the Son of God. 

The reason we celebrate this most special time of year.

The Christmas Carol
I can't tell you how many versions of that wonderful Christmas Tale - "The Christmas Carol" I have seen, but I have to admit, I have never read the novel that started it all. 

Last year the Engineer read it for Literature, and I thought then that I should read it too.  But then sometime in the middle of January 2012, I realized it wasn't going to happen for Christmas 2011. 

This year, I making time.  So today, I checked Read a Christmas Novel off my list.  Well, I didn't finish it in one day - I was decorating and reading devotionals as well, but I do plan to finish it before the end of the month, so three items checked off!

Are you finding ways to Cherish Christmas? Do share!

Only 23 days to go...

Have a Blessed Christmas!


  1. I am really looking forward to reading these everyday! Christmas is the best time of year and I love that you are looking for new ways to make it even more special(: RGP (I don't know if I have a nickname to refer to myself as yet)

  2. Thanks RGP! A nickname...hmmmm...I'm working on it.


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