Christmas Recap

Baby Gingerbread House for little Susanna

Merry, Merry!  I hope you had the most wonderful of days on Sunday!  I’m still processing all the family, food, gifts, and joy that we experienced this Christmas, but one thing is certain: it was a rich and wonderful time.

In big, huge, blog-worthy news, this year, my favorite Christmas carol officially switched from O Holy Night to Joy to the World.  On Christmas morning, I went to wake Bernie up with a little Mariah Carey rendition (is he lucky, or what?) and I started to cry as I let the words settle deeply into my heart.

“Joy to the World, the Lord is come!”
In the midst of pain, heartbreak, uncertainty, and success, we have JOY; the Lord has come and God is with us–I absolutely love that! 
As Christmas slowly winds down, I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to thank each and every guest poster we had this month.  In November I had the idea for a month of guest posters, but worried I wouldn’t be able to pull it off, but these wonderful ladies accepted the challenge and the result was a beautiful thing.  In case you missed them, I’d encourage you to check them out, and be sure to visit their personal blogs as well.  Each one of them nourishes and encourages me deeply.  Here’s a recap in case you missed some:
An Ordinary Girl by Lisa Robertson
That’s a Wrap by Cally Everett
He Leads by Laura Kraus