Decorating 'all over the place' just isn't in me anymore. When the family was young there was Christmas in every room A lot of work but so worth it to see happy faces on my children and then as the years went by, my grandchildren.
Yes, Christmas has certainly changed a lot for me and Mr D. It's still wonderful, just different. We have a tree, my nativities and maybe some lights here and there. I love the glow of Christmas lights and will always have them around me at Christmas!
The Santa Claus collection stays in the box and the Snowman collection does too. I wonder if they miss me like I miss them. ~sigh~
The wreath will be on the door and the reindeer will be in the yard and maybe one Santa will be at the door to greet friends and family.
I could decorate as much I did in years past, but truth be known, I don't want to and I don't haveto! My grandchildren are mostly grown and my girls all have beautiful homes with decorations all over the place. I am happy to let them have it all and I get to go to their house!! Awww..life is good!
My gdaughter Tara and I~Christmas 2009
The family will be here for our Christmas Family Get-Together the Sunday before Christmas! We'll eat and talk and remember the Christ Child, we'll play music and games and remember the Child born in a manger long ago, we'll set around the tree and exchange gifts and remember the best Gift of all, Jesus!
A significant issue of day one is the length of a day.
How long was a day? There are many different viewpoints to consider.
Paul Taylor has reached the conclusion that the days of creation are six literal 24-hour periods of time.
( I have listened to many respected teachers talk on this subject, all making valid points for their view. I am always open to learn more. I really don‘t know which view is correct, I just know God created the universe.)
According to the author the most frequent response he gets when he says that the universe was made in six days is, ‘Ah, but a day is like a thousand years.’ This is a quote from the Bible. 2 Peter 3:8 states, “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand year, and a thousand years as one day.”
But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:8
The only way of understanding this seems to be that Peter is saying that time is immaterial to God. He can do a thousand years worth of work in one day, yet a real thousand years seems to be only a day to Him.