Oh the weather outside is frightful  . . . well, actually the temperatures are dropping and soon will be in the normal range for this time of year in Minnesota.  There’s some white stuff on the ground, but we were spared getting totally dumped on, like some of our friends and relatives in the south.

This is the time of year we expect the weather to cool down.  So far, we’ve had a pretty easy winter.  I shouldn’t say that too loud, for fear of a massive blizzard heading our way.  Having a little snow on the ground, creates a Christmas card image and makes it feel more like the holiday is almost upon us.  I’ve done a fair amount of baking. My tree is up and decorated and the house looks very festive.

When we take all the trimmings down in January, things will return to a somewhat drab looking house.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just leave it all up for the whole year?  We wouldn’t have to go through the setting up and taking down that encompasses the season.  It would be great for old folks like us too – who find it ore and more difficult to carry out these traditions each year.

I love the lights, the glitter and shine of this season.  Each light is just a fraction of the light that appeared in the sky when our Savior was born.  That star shone brightly in the fields not far from Bethlehem and guided the shepherds to the stable where Jesus lay.  It was a light like none ever seen before.  Magnify all the Christmas lights you see in the big cities of our country by a billion and it might slightly resemble the light those shepherds saw.  That same star guided the wise men across many miles to worship the Savior, King.

The lights outside my home are going through some issues this year.  Sometimes they burn steadily and then they decide to dance off and on for some reason.  I guess I can blame it on some electrical glitch.  Maybe it’s simply the way things are in life.  We go our own way, do our own thing and then realize there’s a better way.

When that first Christmas star appeared, there were no glitches – no breakdowns – only perfection.  As we prepare for the Light of the World, it can be seen within a little child, resting in His mother’s arms – a light that will never dim – a light that covers the entire planet with hope and redemption – a light that can fill our hearts and prepare us for the paradise God has planned for us – a light that will live within us throughout eternity.  Let your light shine!





As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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11 Responses to LIGHTS UP

  1. I do love the lights—but I am ready to pack it all away as I am over red and green—did I mention my couches in the den are a red and green tartan—so there’s a problem there…. 😉

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    • says:

      You recently posted your grand dog on one of those couches. I admired it when I saw it. So why are you over red and green?

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      • Over Christmas and it’s colors— but due to the couches— those colors always linger in my world— plus those couches are over 20 years old and Peaches has shredded them—not Percy mind you as he uses a scratchy post— but not the old lady — she prefers to ruin my world- so we need new furniture but that’s on hold for the duration of this roost ruler’s life!

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      • says:

        I’d go for beige. You can always accent with pillows and throws. Leave the red and green for Peaches until there’s nothing left of it. Btw how are you the day?

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      • Brenton and Abby and Alice the dog got here this morning and brenton is working at the store and Abby and I have been running errands- and now I’m taking antibiotics cause the root canal tooth are is infected so I feel like hell-o dolly 😵

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      • says:

        Oh, bummer. Why does stuff like that happen when we’re so busy. I picked up a virus from one of the kids week. I in turn gave it to Paul. Even Gage is sneezing. Get well soon!

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      • I just concocted a pot of hot toddy— will the lemons, oranges and cinnamon sticks counter the apple brandy and rum??

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      • says:

        Sounds like a plan!


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  3. And once again, our thoughts run along similar lines, dearest Kathy! I love this post. Thank you! ❤

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