Monday, December 16, 2013

1,000 Gifts

"We only rise because of the Gospel — that astonishing news that grace grabbed the unworthy and Christ cleans the unbearable and God redeems the unlikely and we live the unexpected.
The grace we’ve received from the heart of God is the grace that extends our arms to the world."

1923. The sun shining down, making the snow sparkle
1924. Reading books to little people, Christmas music playing softly in the background
1925. "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory."
1926. TV mix
1927. Media night with Phil
1928. "The law came by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ"
1929. A night at the mall
1930. Podcast collecting
1931. Crazy hair
1932. "From His fullness we have received, grace upon grace"
1933. An afternoon to cross things off my to-do list
1934. Snuggling with Whitney
1935. Warm blankets
1936. The sun setting through bare branches
1937. Going outside to work to an already brushed off car
1938. Christmas tree hunting
1939. A cup of warm cocoa with just right melted marshmallows
1940. The Hobbit marathon with Dan
1941. Tacos and root beer floats
1942. Stringing for Erin's tree
1943. The annual viewing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with the girlies
1944. Gingerbread house decorating
1945. A Christmas light tour

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