Authentic Compassion

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Good Intentions Poor Results

First - merry Christmas Eve morning (such a confusing concept - I'm told by my European blog pals they have different words for these days leading up to Christmas, sounds good to me - simpler is better even if it takes more words and y'all know I like my words in quantity!)

The picture is yesterday morning here on Buhlaland - clouds,humidity and temperatures in the 70's . Today's picture would be rainy, turning to snow with a predicted accumulation of 2 inches ! Texas weather - ya gotta love it.

I know I promised recipes - actually made a new one and took pictures - then tasted it and went BLAH! so I thought you probably didn't want a BAD recipe. Have some cooking to do today - a Tres Leches Cake for our BFF's and dinner rolls for neighbors. Not so much cooking for the two of us - going to be a joyously quiet Christmas. Our lives are blessed with the continuing providence and mercy of our Lord. Rather than Jingle Bells this year - we are more in the mood of Mark Lowrey's Mary Did You Know?

If I manage to make something special you can bet I'll be back to post a picture and recipe - there are so many wonderful resources on the internet for good recipes yet I find myself digging in a couple of old cookbooks (how old you ask? one was an award for being president of my 9th grade home ec. club! that is a LONG time ago) and a little box of recipes written (scribbled?) on 3 x 5 notecards. Comfort in what is familiar in a world which at times feels so alien. It is good on Buhland - being content in one's circumstances has become a mission for us - knowing when enough really is enough.

I believe I have posted a short reminder from Chuck Swindoll before but it still touches me - we pray we will have an opportunity to reach out to a sparrow or two - bless y'all
Wishing you a Warm and sharing Christmas
Linda Sue and Skip

"So, this Christmas season I pray that the warmth of the Savior's love will spread itself over you as never before. And that whenever and however possible, you will keep reminding yourself that there are still tiny, shivering sparrows who are too terrified to come in from the cold. Maybe, just maybe, this Christmas, because of something you do or say . . . they will. "Chuck Swindoll


Debbie said...

Linda, thank you for your post today on the cusp of Christmas. Yes, I failed to get any pics on my post today. At least you got Mark Lowry singing my favorite song that he sings.
Hope you two have a wonderful time!

Mary Humphrey said...

We are having "a merry little Christmas," a quiet one, at home. We are blessed in so many ways. Times are tough, yet God works on us, and I know it.

God bless and Merry Christmas!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A quiet Christmas at Thistle Cove Farm as well and that's just what we prefer. We're going to read Luke, Chapter 2; eat a small supper and share a glass of bubbly.
God's in His heaven and all's right with His world.
Merry Christmas
from Thistle Cove Farm

LindaSue said...

Debbie - glad you also enjoy that song - it is so surprising for someone who is usually a comedien to write such a touching song.
Mary - times are tough but then we aren't promised a smooth journey just a fabulous place to land!
Sandra - sounds very good - DH isn't well today so we are about as low key as two people can be - yet so grateful - he is playing mahjong on the computer and laughing so it is all OK,.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

It is always great to have a quiet Christmas now and then! I have always love Mark singing this beautiful song! Did you get snow on Christmas? Have a wonderful New Year! blessings,Kathleen

Lanny said...

Hey there, Merry Christmas you! sounds like your Christmas got off to a good start. And what is with Texas getting snow for Christmas, is that a normal occurance?