Sending...an email to my bible study group about our last lesson in the morning for this fall. I am always a little sappy at the close of a session of Bible study. I suppose it's kind of like labor: so much work but so much joy. The Lord has been so good to us!
Planning...to follow The Promised One that we studied this fall with Nancy Guthrie's next book in the series, The Lamb of God, beginning in January. Seeing Jesus in Genesis was pretty intense (in the best sort of way); how much more so will be seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy?
Reading...The Lamb of God in preparation for the winter/spring session of Bible study. I'm also reading Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside (very good) and a book we used in Sunday school at my church, How People Change (also good). In my morning devotional readings, I'm using Desiring God's free Advent book, Good News of Great Joy.
Hoping...to find a great fiction read today at the library. I spent more-time-than-I-care-to-admit-to-you on the internet last night reading book reviews and recommendations and checking them against my libraries' online catalogs. Yes, I made my list and I checked it twice and I freely admit my book nerd status. No shame.
Keeping...my Christmas decorating to a minimum this year. I put up my two trees (go, me) and hung a wreath on the door and that's about it. When I confessed my minimist approach to a friend, my husband and boys both remarked that that's all I usually do, thus revealing their ignorance both of my previous decorating efforts and of the large box of Christmas knick knacks that I returned to the garage for storage. Men.
Shopping...for gifts nearly done. Let me just proclaim once again my love of the internet and amazon.
Partying...tomorrow night with my church girlfriends. We always have a great time! For our gift exchange this year we are to each bring a "favorite thing." So many favorite things I could bring! I think it'll be a lot of fun seeing what each friend deems her favorite thing.
Anticipating...my oldest boy being home from college for a whole month! A whole month of seeing him every day!
Wondering...how in the world is it that my third son will be 15 in a couple of weeks, followed three days later by my baby turning 13. For those of you keeping up that means four teenagers. Four. Have I mentioned how time flies?
Praying...for a joyous Christ-filled Christmas celebration for you and for me. May we fix our eyes on Jesus, the Christ-child, our Savior, Redeemer and Lord. Let us rejoice in Him and His life, death, and resurrection that accomplished for us "peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled."
Merry Christmas, friends!
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14