December 11, 2017
(Okay, we got the days wrong yesterday. It is NOW 14 days until Christmas J )
Were you excited about more stress balls?! I’m sure you were. I hope you don’t mind, but we used them a bit on our way here. Came up with some pretty cool games. Then as soon as we got back to the Pole we all put them on our own Christmas list. Santa saw it and rolled his eyes, but what he doesn’t know is that we know he has his own collection. He just doesn’t know we know. You know?
Yesterday marked the second week of advent. Sounds like you had a special day at church. S and B, you made cool crafts with your dad and Madison said a verse for a video the church is doing. So exciting!
The second candle – and of course different churches believe different things – is the Bethlehem candle. Or the candle of love (sometimes it’s called the candle of faith as well). We don’t worry about such differences, because it’s not vital to our belief. What is vital is believing Jesus is God’s son and that He was born to save us…and did! What a great way for a king to come to earth to show His love! He could’ve been born in a palace and walked around with a holier-than-though attitude. But I guess since he was THEE holier-than-though then that wouldn’t be possible…or I guess it would be…anyway, I’m getting off track. My point is that he was born in a manger. Do you even know what that is? It’s a food trough. A thing animals…dirty, stinky, smelly animals eat out of. So not a palace, but a manger surrounded but filth. That girls, is called a humble birth.
Your little treat tonight is direct from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen. Although she didn’t make them. Remember last night we mentioned the chores we sometimes have to do? Well, this is a product of those chores. So if you don’t like them…we’re sorry. They are cutely decorated though don’t you think?
Okay, ladies, we need to head off. Big bonfire tonight. Every tenth of December, Santa hosts a great, big bonfire. We have s’mores and other fun treats, but the best part is where we write down some bad choices we made or things that we have trouble forgiving ourselves for and then we toss them into the fire. The fire consumes them. Takes them away. Turns them to ash. Just like Jesus took ALL of our sins and did away them through his ultimate sacrifice. Let me tell you, it helps. You follow that with your fifteenth s’more and you can’t help, but to feel alive!
Merry Christmas, girls! I’m hearing love and kindness, but I want to hear more. Okay? Blessings to your home and family.
Whatchamacallit, Thing-a-muh-jig and Whats-uh-hoozy