For Today... Monday, November 9th
Outside my window... cool temps but sunny - it feels warmer than it is to me.
I am thinking... of a little humorous dilemma. It's going around my church that we've lost "Baby Jesus." Each year our town has a lighted Christmas display at the park and churches, businesses and organizations are invited to each put up a display. Our church has been involved for years. Last time our display was taken down and packed up, it was discovered that "Baby Jesus" was missing.
Either the wind blew Him away or someone actually confiscated Him. We prefer to think the wind blew Him away - who in their right mind would steal "Baby Jesus?"
So, if we do the same type of display, we will have to somehow secure "Baby Jesus" to the manger so He will always be there.
In thinking about this, I came to the realization I am so glad the REAL Baby Jesus did not stay in that manger. Oh yes, it would have been nice that the God of the Universe came down to us and put on flesh and walked around in our neighborhood, but if all He ever did was to experience living with humanity, it would mean I'm sunk.
Because I need everything that His going to the cross entailed, and I especially need His resurrection power!
I'm glad He didn't stay in that manger.
I am thankful... for a wonderful Sunday yesterday. Everything went really well. There was a great atmosphere of worship, we saw some new faces, and our new Pastor brought two really good messages.
I am wearing...one of my favorite burgundy long-sleeve tunics, jeans and black ankle boots.
I am reading... nothing right now because I just finished "Simply Tuesday," by Emily P. Freeman. It took me awhile because there was a lot of pondering going on as I read. The main takeaway from the book is living small is a great thing for the believer.
I am learning... sometimes you have to let people go ... but it's hard ... In a perfect world, we would all be in unity; but, we are just not there yet.
In my kitchen... this week I'm planning to do chicken pot pie, pork chops, breakfast for dinner, and a crockpot meatball soup. See below under the prompt - The Board Room - to see the two different recipes for the soup I'm considering.
By the way, I did try the Smothered Chicken recipe I mentioned in last week's Daybook. It was a keeper, except I decided I want to double the sauce. Give it a try, you might like it.
A peek into one of my days... discovered on a road trip this past Saturday:
|My photo of Zion United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge, MO|
One of my favorite things... new beginnings and fresh mercy every morning.
The daybook is a concept created by Peggy Hostetler. You can link up your own daybook at her site, The Simple Woman's Blog.