Mark Your Calendar

Christmas is NEXT week!

Our list is lengthy with things we must finish by December 24th, and we’re sure yours is as well.  But at the top should be to make plans to have one special evening together with your spouse.

When our children were little, we made Christmas Eve our romantic time to open gifts and share in the joy of Christmas as husband and wife.  It was the time we looked forward to the most!  This also allowed us to focus on our children Christmas morning.  What rich memories we have of their precious faces when they first entered our family room on Christmas morning.  Although we never encouraged belief in Santa Claus, we always waited until after they were in bed Christmas Eve to put out all their gifts.  It was priceless seeing their expressions when their eyes first saw their gifts Christmas morning.

This past Friday night, we were blessed to attend our church’s Christmas Celebration marking 25 years together as a church.  It was wonderful being surrounded by family and friends as we shared an incredible dinner together.  Afterward,  we settled down to enjoy the amazing vocal talents of Meredith Andrews followed by Josh Wilson, who has unbelievable guitar skills.  Yes, it was quite the evening – marked with many “joy-filled” moments as well as tear-filled moments.  God’s faithfulness to us is overwhelming.  We are rich because Christ has loved us first.  We imagine He enjoys watching the expressions on our faces as we worship Him, as much as we enjoy watching our own children and grandchildren with eyes filled with wonder.

So this week we encourage you to Mark Your Calendar with a special time for the two of you.  It can even be at home after the children are nestled all snug in their beds!

Oh, we almost forgot.  We drew a name last night (using for our monthly giveaway…and the winner is:

Bonita Slaymaker

Congratulations, Bonita!  Thank you for being a part of our Vineyard.  Her favorite Christmas song is, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.”  It most certainly is!

Have a great week!

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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