We are not fancy at the old farmhouse. Not even close. :)
However, I have been busy creating a cozy and comfortable home for the holidays!! And, I must say, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the old farmstead! From the plump Christmas tree with dancing white lights to family gatherings around the sticky kitchen table to visits with friends, I love everything Christmas!
Today, I invite you with a peek into my home and a simple Christmas message.
My message - "Be reminded to practice the pause this upcoming hectic season."
Pause to hear the Christmas carols.
Pause to soak in the Christmas story.
Pause to see the delight or perhaps hurt in the eyes of others.
Pause to see where God can use you to help your neighbor.
Pause to sit with your Savior.
Friends, practice the pause in the busy. Remember to soak in the reason of the season.
As you do, hope and joy are yours for the taking! Hope is found in the goodness of the message of the Christmas story. (Luke 2) Joy is found in the truth of the baby Jesus.
So friend, no matter your decor style or whether you have decorations up this year or not, my message from the old farmhouse is the same. Let's practice the pause. Pause to remember the reason for the season. When we do, we will find hope and joy.
"And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luk