The Week Before Christmas

by | December 20, 2014

   With Christmas less than a week away, it’s hard to not get caught up in all the holiday chaos! Recently I have been thinking about how busy and full life has been. Sometimes I wish I could just slow down the clock, but regardless of how I feel, time moves on. I realize that I can only prioritize activities and be careful of the things I commit to, in order to use it wisely. Time is truly a precious gift.
I was driving early one morning and I passed by this frost-covered field just as the sun was rising in the eastern sky. I paused for a moment and decided to take a quick picture. As I thought about this peaceful setting, I realized I had almost missed capturing this picturesque scene. Though it may be such a small thing, I wondered at how many “small” things that I have missed, just because I was busy. I can think of many “small” things that are much more important than just taking a picture, such as giving a hug, a small note of encouragement, sitting around the living room with family, driving down a country road with someone special by your side, saying “thank you,” or just telling someone how much they mean to you. These are all small things, yet they make such an impact on another life and make priceless memories! I don’t want to be so caught up with busyness this Christmas season that I miss the small things…that maybe aren’t so small.
   Erin found these fitting words in Psalm 104:1 “O Lord my God, Thou art very great…”, and I photo-shopped them into the horizon of the picture. God is truly great!…so very great, yet He gave His only Son as the greatest gift of all… a sacrifice for our sin! We are truly blessed.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish,

but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16

Merry Christmas from our little home to your’s!!


Chad & Erin…for forever

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