Birthdays are special. More so when it's my sweet daughter's birthday. The two of us went to Dennys for our late breakfast, on Friday, Dec. 20. Lots of people there just after 10 a.m. We sit at the counter. Order our breakfast grand slams. Megan gets hers free! Cuz it's her birthday! Not sure if I like sitting there since we see all the delicious food going by when we are hungry! Food finally arrives, in usual time frame. I eat my 2 pancakes, oatmeal, 2 eggs and 2 sausage. 2 cups of tea.
As I'm sitting there, in the familiar surroundings, chatting with wait staff we've known over the years, a thought enters. It's a scene at the beginning of a movie. A diner. Talking. Eating. Then something happens to make life change. Wait.for.it. wait.? It's real life. Nothing drastically changes our day. But..wait.for.it...my heart is changing. How? By whom? None other than God. My perspective in life has changed this year. I've seen brokenness in a 3rd world country, Nicaragua. But I've also experienced their smiles and hugs and laughter.
This advent season has drawn me closer to God in our daily readings. Jesse tree devotional. (The Greatest Gift) God has come to earth. He loves us so much. A line from the root of Jesse, king David's father. What a story. Nobody's perfect. God uses us where we are to reach out and touch people, in the ordinary days. For the good. Changing lives, one at a time. Nothing dramatic that is film industry worthy. Just one life lived. Follow God's leading through my life. Seeking Him this Advent season. Where God came down as a babe, wrapped in a manger. No room in the inn. There's room in my heart for Him. Now.that's.life.changing!
|What's that on the shelf as we drive into garage? It's a little nativity set from 1986. One Megan got when we still lived in New Mexico. A lady from church had given it to her. Megan forget to bring it into the house when she was searching for things in a box. It's now in the house.|
|Bowl is one my mom had. This year I decided to decorate the table in front of our couch. Christmas ornaments in the bowl. New coasters for the season! Merry Christmas! Hugs,comfort and joy!!!!|