Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Glance Back

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 yearDSC02211.  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 usDSC02212 .  Now it’s time to unplug the lights, take off the ornaments and put things away leaving only a Christmas memoryDSC02213.  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 ChristmasDSC02214then 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.

10 comments:

  1. That does tend to happen, time stands still then is gone in a blink, i cant believe its almost the end of the year already...After being sick for so long, i feel i missed so much of it !! I am starting to get better, still a bit of a cough and trying to find some energy but its coming along and i hope the New Year , as your Dad says,has something good in store for us all !! Happy New Year to you and your Family Joe !!!

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    1. First comment? My goodness there should be an award for that Beth! LOL! I do hope that you recover and enjoy the New Year's start like you should. We will spend it at a wedding. Happy New year my dear friend...I'm blessed to know you!

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  2. Thank you for this post Joe. You always help me to see that there are indeed brighter days ahead. Bless you and your wonderful family! I hope the New Year is one of your best years yet.

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  3. glance back, rear view mirrors are handy things to have.

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    1. They are indeed John...hind sight is 20/20 they say!

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  4. Wonderful sentiment. Always have hope. 2013 will be a more spectacular year, I'm sure! It's been a good Christmas holiday with lots of smile-worthy memories! Love your pics, as usual...enjoy.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, Happy New Year!

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  5. Hi Joe,

    Thanks for a bright positive blog, if a little sad at the start at the passing of Christmas. Now we look forward to the New Year and what Christ has in store for us all in 2013.

    A BLESSED AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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    1. Sadness is often present with the closing of a chapter but thankfully there's another right ahead of us. Thank God we aren't without hope or God in this world! Happy and blessed New Year to you too!

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