Thursday, December 1, 2011

Memories of Christmas Past with Grandson Jon, Words of my Heart by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Memories of Christmas Past

Our oldest grandson is closing in on 15 this next year. Not sure where the time has gone. We helped raise him in his younger years until about age 6 or 7.

Every Christmas Terry and I love to pull out the family ornaments and reminiscence.   This little snowman was Jonathan's ornament that we kept to remind us of the Christmas' we spent together as family.

I will be sharing some of our favorites with you this month.  The small one in back of the snowman is an old family ornament from the Pace household of the 60's.  We still have a box of ornaments missing as well as my Christmas wreath for the front door. Terry told me he boxed it like my paintings but obviously it did not get marked. 

So in the sparkle of the lights we sit back and remember the joy of this season with the first week in advent... hope and expectation...the coming of the Messiah. We lit our candle last night and read from Luke...

Words of the Heart

Luke 1:11-18
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.  When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.  He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

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