From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wishing You a Happy Christmas!

And best wishes for 2013


Dear friends,

It's Christmas Eve. I have a day of work at the store ahead of me -- the last day of Christmas shopping. Then the days of Christmas clearance begin. I am looking forward to a few vacation days in early January! I expect to return to more regular blog-writing as my work schedule slows down again.

This evening I hope to go to a Christmas Eve church service with my family. When I get home, I want to do a few things in the kitchen before I go to bed. A few short hours later, it will be Christmas day. We will open gifts with the children and enjoy the day together.

Many dark, sad and worrying events are in the news, and many of us cope with our own sorrows, worries, and stresses at the holidays. December is never an easy month of the year, and especially not this year. As Christmas Day approaches, I see the world's need (and my own need!) for the Savior more clearly than I ever have. He is the source of peace, hope, love, and joy.

I wish you a Happy Christmas. May God bless you and your family throughout the New Year.

Genevieve

2 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, too.

I have written a poem on my blog about Christmas. I think sometimes with all the hoop la people forget what Christ-mas is suppose to be about. The older I get the less "commercial" I have become. I am going back to the simple things, not the hurry up and get no where of today.


Blessings always

Genevieve Netz said...

Thank you, Stitchy, and all my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas to you and your family.

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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
(Author unknown)

IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

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