The greatest gift

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…  profoundly grateful for the gift of Love, God in human form – Jesus.  Also grateful for the second best Christmas gift ever, Baby Kloey.

by the Christmas Tree

Her first time parents are learning team work at 3:00am, swaddling like the pros and what all the different squeaks and noises mean.  Such a bundle of love, such a precious life that connects us all to new life.

Merry Christmas to each of you and all those dear to you!

The Shortest Day!

LIGHT.  What would we do without it?
  • The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
  • Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
  • You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
  • Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The following post beautifully describes waiting for the light after the longest night of the year… thank you Moon of Aran Designs.

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Hello! Happy Friday and Happy Christmas to you 🙂 Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year...the 21st of December.… the shortest day! It’s the shortest day and the longest night, but

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Getting through – the 3 Minute Check In

The ASAP access of social media and instant messaging makes old fashion phone calls seem outdated.  Dialing up someone and waiting for it to ring, then having a conversation where you give attention to one person and what they have to say…  what a quaint notion.

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Are there any teenagers or young adults in your life? Try the 3 Minute Check In. My kids will pick up now that I have instituted this format.  There is often a reason for the call, but I have thought about it and have three minutes to check in with them as well, how are they – what’s up recently, and then my idea, request or question.

If you have older friends or relatives that still use the phone to stay in touch, it might be good to think of your own adaptation of the 3 Minute Check In.  If Aunt Martha reports on every physical ailment and condition of her and her neighbors, you might try the 10 Minute Check In.   Just the structure of the time frame might help to eliminate organize topics.

Whether it’s a land line, a hand held or the latest cell phone there is a place for the voice to voice conversations, especially when travelling, to help you feel connected.  Skype was a challenge for this tech resistant caller, until our daughter was studying abroad – then it was a magic portal into her international experience.  How do you best connect with your friends and loved ones?