This year is different. Priorities have changed. Christmas is quiet. Making time for family and friends is intentional. Hustle and bustle are are not welcome. Instead, we are waiting for Christmas. “God is in the house” and “Jesus is here somewhere” are the overriding themes as we prepare him room.
One of the ways we have prepared him room is to take a less is more approach. we’ve been doing this the past few years, but this year we did even less. We kept it basic and simple and left room for peace to enter our hearts and time to focus on the Christ Child.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Our hope is that you are finding ways to celebrate that bring peace to your heart and that you too are waiting for Christmas.
Even though we kept the decorations simple, I’ve captured a few photo memories to share with you. Enjoy!
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey,on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12
I also wanted to share a picture of the tin can drummer boy my father made – I think it is very folk artsy. And, even though we didn’t put up a tree this year, I took a picture of my parent’s little tree to share and included a picture of my tree from last year.
Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to see how others are decorating for Christmas, be sure to stop by the Nester’s tour of homes where several other bloggers are linking up today. If you have a blog you may want to link-up as well.
I’ve been writing a weekly advent devotional – you can find them by clicking the titles: Waiting On Pure Delight (week 1), Watching For God With Us (Week 2) and Preparing To Make Him Room (week 3). Come back next week and join me for Week 4 where we’ll talk about Praising his coming.
Quieting in Grace,