Today started full-swing holiday season for us. We had our first Halloween event (the Fall Festival at my mom’s church). Tomorrow is Trunk-or-Treat at my church, which means a busy day for us. We’re going to a pumpkin patch this week and to the theater to see The Adams Family, then it will be Halloween, then time to start Christmas shopping. Just kidding-I will hold off on Christmas shopping for a little while longer!
Charlie is a Clone Trooper (NOT to be confused with a Storm Trooper) and Maddie is a fairy this year. They wore their full costumes for the first time tonight, and they look too cute. I haven’t gotten a good picture yet, but I’m sure you’ll all see one soon. 🙂
This is such an exciting, joyful time of year. But you know what I am asking God for this year, starting right now? That this be a peaceful time of year. I can easily get bogged down in my to-do list and in my Pinterest-y ideals, but I really don’t want to do that this year. Last year, by the time Christmas came around, I was sick! This year, beginning tonight, I am going to pray, for me and for all of you, that it will be a time of celebrating and rejoicing and….just peace that can only be supplied through God.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11: 28-30 (NIV)
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