So we went to MyChurch for the Christmas service today. It was a great morning! I was brave enough to sport my new from Emily Sparks slouchy beret. Am I too old? I hope not because it was fun!The "Old Mann" came with us, so it was a special treat. B always says it is "much more funner if Daddy comes to Church with us". I felt like it was a special Christmas present of JOY to me from the big G.
We were carried from our car to the door in this wagon. The seats were cushioned and covered in velour - surprisingly comfortable!
For the JOY of the LORD is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10
We had some hot chocolate and headed to the service. The band was playing my favorite song, and so I took that as further confirmation that G was shining down on us today.
We gave our Holiday Offering, and I was so thrilled to hear that part of the money will go to help Brooke & Brandon adopt! Check out Brooke's blog here.
It was a nice morning. But what I thought was a sign of a new direction was a misinterpretation. It was only a brief reprieve, a warning maybe, in preparing me for more disappointing news later in the day.
I have been trying really, really, really hard to focus on JOY this season, and not let circumstances distract me from what is most important.
I can't give up on that now.