Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas
From Our House to Yours!

We wish you lots of JOY
this holiday season
and throughout next year.

Just as the angel said,
I bring you good tidings of great JOY,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day
in the city of David
a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord. "

Background to the Bench:

We borrowed this bench from Arthur's parents when we painted our bedrooms. It was white and beaten up-- good for painting. As we were painting Erik's room green and Conrad's room red, it struck me that these were classic Christmas colors. At the time I was also working on a talk about JOY for a Christmas brunch at church. One thing led to another and now Arthur's parents have a JOY bench. They are a little disappointed they lost that great painting bench but I think they'll get over it!


We were out one Sunday afternoon
for a drive and this is what the
landscape looked like.
It's quite different from the
scenery here in July.
(You can compare with the
archives from July.)