Since I was absent the week after Christmas I didn’t get to share SOME of my favorite pictures and moments. There were lots of them, but let me show you just a few.
We got to spend an early Christmas weekend with Whitney and her husband. They’re great hosts – taking us to see the lights in the downtown city near them, fixing great food as you can see below, and giving us a cozy guest room to stay in. We got to visit their church and loved worshiping with them! Whitney doesn’t just blog about comfort at home – she lives it out! Her house was decorated so beautifully for the holidays!
If you can’t visit Dollywood any other time of the year, you must go at Christmas. It’s just breathtaking. We got to go see the lights and shows (many that share the Gospel!) with dear friends and it was a great evening. Sights like this one are at every turn!
Our little grandsons were sick on Christmas Eve, so they missed going to their other grandparent’s home or going to church. However, after the service, we all went to their house where I fixed brunch for all of us. Then we got to watch these little sweeties open the gifts we gave them and big teddy bears from their great Nana and Papa. Wow! That was special.
To see Alli and her husband love and parent these boys is a reminder every day that God answers prayer!
Christmas afternoon we headed to Kentucky to spend Christmas with my family. What a special joy it was to have my sisters and our husbands and our parents all together for Christmas Day! It was also a time to celebrate my dad’s 85th birthday. We are blessed beyond measure, and so thankful to the Lord for wonderful relationships, and time together to share a meal, laugh (lots!) and praise the Lord for His blessings this past year.
My brother-in-law on the far left has recovered miraculously from a fall from a roof in early September. To see him standing, walking and enjoying the day with us was a gift in itself! God sustained him and my sister as she cared tirelessly for his needs all those months. Many of you prayed for him, and we are grateful. Thank you.
I thank the Lord for a wonderful 2017 where I saw the Lord answer prayer after prayer. Guess what? On the first day of this year, another longtime prayer was answered! I can’t wait to see what else God is going to do.
I was moved to tears by many who requested the prayer journal I shared about in the previous post. Your names are all in my journal and I can’t wait to hear how your prayer life will result in blessings untold as you wait on the Lord to answer!
Be refreshed this weekend as you gather in a local church to study, worship, pray and fellowship!
What was a highlight of your 2017?