It has been a week of rough news, with several friends seriously ill. There are so many families that could use extra prayer these days. If you'd like to add a few to pray for my friend Joy and her father, Jim & Maggie and their grand daughter would definitely appreciate the support.
Saturday was my nephew's 12th birthday. He (and my sister's family) have been battling through autism with not a little laughter and grace. This is one of my all time favorite photos of Aaron. If you're looking for a good laugh, and encouragement of someone full of grace and giggles in the trenches, check out my sister's blog with Aaron's antics.
Yesterday was also the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas)... forty days out from Christmas. It always amazes me how quickly time flies, and how much we must take hold and cherish each day.
Since this weekend was partially spent thinking back on Christmas, I thought the quote of the day should too.
"When once they lose sight of the old suggestion that it is all about something, they naturally fall into blank pauses of wondering what it is all about. To be told to rejoice on Christmas Day is reasonable and intelligible, if you understand the name, or even look at the word. To be told to rejoice on the twenty-fifth of December is like being told to rejoice at a quarter-past eleven on Thursday."-G.K. Chesterton, 'Brave New Family'