On Our Table

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From our Christmas dinner table today, where we shared a meal with dear friends. 
The menu?
Roasted turkey breast & gravy
Baked potatoes
Homemade fresh cranberry relish
Fresh baked Angel Biscuits
Green beans
Homemade pumpkin pie & Cool Whip 
Fresh Iced Tea & Coffee
Fighting the urge to nap….. must resist….. oh, too hard to stay awake…..
Merry Christmas to you and your friends and families!

Prayerful thoughts

color drained from package

The tragic and totally unnecessary events at Sandy Hook School have broken my heart.  

This package, a gift from someone I work for, sat on my desk today, in it’s cheery bright green paper and red and silver bow.  But all I can think of this afternoon is about the families and friends and the entire community affected by these killings…including our nation and our world.

And it just seems like all the festive colors of the season have faded away.  

Meanwhile, the television is not going to run continually at our house tonight, though my heart will be sending prayerful thoughts of love and peace and comfort to the people who are suffering.  I’d like to suggest that you do likewise, in whatever way you see fit. 

Please do all you can to be at peace with those around you.  Violence in any form is never the answer.