Number Twelve is here! Don't miss out on Life this year.

“No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Too easy to get caught up again in life and forget about staying in touch with God through prayer and keeping the peace and simplicity in your life.  We all seem to miss that opportunity daily.  

This last final coffee mug is the last gift of the 12 days. Mike Tudor... this is for you!  I hope it brings a smile this year as you use it.  

I said I would make it through the 12 days of Christmas before sharing.  Our extended family that was living with us has moved to a new home in the neighborhood.  It was with a heavy heart we watched our two granddaughters leave. I know they are just blocks away, but the house seems so empty without Lady M's singing and Lady L's continual conversation.  Also miss their Mom and Dad too. It is a big house for the two of us, but the good side is I have space again to paint and teach.  We took an opportunity and gave it all we had.  I think it was the right decision at the time given the situation and now we are ready to grow forward again. 

I still believe in multi-generational families and believe this could have worked with a different one story house layout. With us all piled on top of each other it was not working with sound carrying and echoing through the two story living area from the open upstairs.  Keep us in prayer with this transition.

"People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River."  Matthew 3:5-6

Laurie