I am about 1 hour from lighting about 50 candles, slipping some appetizers into the oven and opening my front door to the wonderful staff of A Woman's Place/Life Impact Network.
My home is ready to receive her guests and so am I.
We have TONS of good food, fresh flowers and twinkling lights.
As I have worked today to prepare to serve my coworkers, I have listened to every Christmas praise and worship CD in my collection.
The one that has caused me to stop and lift up my head and hands each time I have heard it today is from a new CD that I bought this year on sale at Target. It is called "Sounds of the Season" by Julianne Hough. The song is "It wasn't His Child/Mary Did you Know" a duet featuring Phil Vassar.
"Mary did you Know" has always been a favorite of mine but this song takes me to new levels of considering the special and precious way that our Savior arrived.
I wish that each of you who have become my new friends through Blog world and through my awesome adventures around the nation this past year could come to my home tonight.
I would sit with you, in the candle light and glow of my holiday decorations and we could worship together.
Then, we would have some Red Velvet cake and Barnies Creme Brulee' coffee.
That would be SO cool!!
In any case, I will be thinking of you and feeling blessed.