I am amazed at how time can seem to stand still at some moments and then quickly go to light speed leaving you wondering what day it is. Christmas came and went quickly leaving a now empty tree (or two) to be taken down and Christmas wrapping paper and boxes to be taken out for the garbage man (tomorrow). Lovely made some delectable treats this year. She calls them her Christmas “rats”. I can get a little melancholy come the few days after Christmas…especially when it’s a good Christmas as this one was for us . Now it’s time to unplug the lights, take off the ornaments and put things away leaving only a Christmas memory. This is just a short post my friends. I know it’s been very difficult for some of you during the holidays but the reason for the season goes far beyond the gifts and trimmings of of the day…or lack thereof. Now we look forward to the hope of a new and better (by God’s grace) season. The Reason for the season is more then a concept or philosophy, He is a person who was born, grew to a man, died for us then was raised to glory. This was the ultimate expression of God’s love for us and that doesn’t pass when the day we celebrate Christmas passes. Look back for a moment on Christmasthen look ahead my friends. It reminds me of something that Dad always told me: something good is in store, something good is about to happen.