Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Saying


~The earth has grown old with it's burden of care But at Christmas it is always young,The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And it's soul full of music breaks the air,When the song of angels is sung.~

~Phillips Brooks~

The Christmases of my youth were for the most part forgotten by me.I am not sure why I have so few childhood memories,even of Christmas,but I do.But the things I do remember were the church musicals,the caroling and the parties at church afterward.:)And they are for the most part great memories and something I have missed immensely as I have gotten into my 40's and now nearing 50(in 2 years I will be 50).But last night,in a small way,I got to relive those youthful times of fun at Christmas.Our church,Salem Vineyard,hosted it's annual Christmas gathering.It was a wonderful reminder of just how much fun this season can be and a poignant reminder of the real reason we,as believers in Jesus,celebrate this season.:)God came to earth wrapped in human flesh.There was music,skits,carol singing,special music and snacks afterward with plenty of time to visit with church family.And I came away from it all just so blessed and relaxed and happy.And I think,for me,next to Jesus being born,that was the best gift I could have received at this time in my life.The gift of time with just my husband and church friends.Time to relax,visit with church people whom we love and just unwind.Thank you Lord.:)May each of you also find some down time just to relax this Christmas season.
Blessings and Merry Christmas~Sharon

6 comments:

Linda said...

Sharon are you a part of the Christian Journaling group on Yahoo? I was a part of that group for several years. I was known as grannyfox or Linda(granny). I really enjoyed the group but when I started blogging I stopped participating at CJ. How is the group doing? Linda

Sharon said...

Linda...
Used to be part of it but had to back off from my groups as I was in too many and needed some space.:)As far as I know though it's still going strong.:)Blessings abundant~Sharon

Denise said...

Merry Christmas girl..... Sending you much love and laughter for the new year........ We need only to watch to see what HE will do in each of our lives ........

Sharon said...

Oh Denise...the same to you!Amen!!Love ya~Sharon :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Sharon, I'm glad you asked about the oven temp. I didn't realize I had left that out, it has been corrected on the recipe blog!

The temperature is 350 for both size muffins. I double checked my notes as that is kind of low for muffins but that is correct.

They turned out SO good.

Sharon said...

Oh Brenda I had decided I was going to try them at 350 had you not replied so quickly.:)Glad I got your speedy response though.I cannot wait to try them.We got the cake mix,the pumpkin and the pecans from the food bank in recent(and not so recent)days.I have cinnamon and nutmeg for my spices so I will try them.:)I CANNOT wait for I love muffins and simple recipes as well.:)Blessings and warm love~Sharon:-)