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Prepare A Place

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. ~Luke 2:13-14

Boy oh boy I bet that was super exciting! Can you imagine?? A MULTITUDE of angels all praising God together! Reading that passage gets me more and more in the Christmas spirit.

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? I like to feel this way, it a happy, joyful, expectant feeling that you get when you know something good is about to happen.

Of course with God there is the NOW and the NOT YET. And He has come! And has not yet COME AGAIN. But He will. And all of that is exciting to me.

I’ve been working on getting the house together for Christmas, even though this year it will be much different than years past. Christmas for us has been changing since the first child moved out and it has really changed since the last one moved out!

This week I am playing Christmas music, singing along and working to the music about the birth of Jesus and what God has done for us.

Also this week, I am planning. I’ve got my cards mailed, I started sending cards again last year. And I have a few special Christmas time meals planned. I’ve already gotten the supplies for those meals.

Youngest daughter decorating my tree this year

I need to get my wrapping paper and supplies down from the attic this week and setup my wrapping station.I started deep cleaning my kitchen in November so I’m about done with that. But I try to keep it tidy in case one of the kids stops by and I want to cook.

Also this week I have decorated the house and tree. Just having those lights up makes me happy! (Well, my youngest daughter, Lydia, did most of the tree decorating!)

Are you working toward Christmas? I don’t really feel like it is work, it is a joy to prepare a place …. 


  1. Stephanie

    Maybe we’ll focus on simple this year – simple beauty, simple peace, simple pleasures. The theme of 2020 has been “loss” for so many families. My struggle is to fixate on blessings as we end the year instead of all the many losses. I won’t be able to decorate (moving next week) but I’m thankful to have a roof over my head. I’m thankful to have internet access so I can see beautiful decorations in others’ homes. I’m thankful for our greatest gift – Jesus.

    • Sylvia

      Stephanie, thank you so much for stopping by 🙂
      Yes, simple is best and thankfulness is the pathway to blessing!