Friday December 9, 2011
Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Here are my favorites for this past week.
1. Madrigal Dinner 2011. Our annual school production was Monday and Tuesday of this week, and the kids were awesome. I told them our goal was to get better each time we practiced or performed, and they did just that. Beautiful songs of praise, tons of Christmas candles, trees, and twinkling lights, breathtaking costumes…it was an incredible time. I’ll share pictures when I get some.
2. An end in sight. We’ve been reviewing for exams this week and the kids take them next week…then Christmas begins! Looking forward to that light at the end of the tunnel.
3. Christmas specials, music, you name it. I’m loving all the Christmas specials on television, the music everywhere. You have to hear this song! Just follow the link and play -- it's SO cute!
4. Writing, directing. Back to the Madrigal Dinner – I write the script for the play each year and I direct the drama. People are always so full of praise and I do appreciate that. But what a blessing it is to me, to be able to use what God’s given me. Just think – to write something and then to get to see it come to life on the stage. It’s a real blessing for me.
5. A quote.
“So strong, so beautiful is hope, that it is scarcely possible to overpraise it. It is the divine alchemy that transmutes the base metal of adversity into gold.” (A.W. Tozer)
This is a season full of hope. The coming of that babe in the manger is hope personified. And through the “divine alchemy,” He transmutes the adversity of life into gold; a manger becomes the birthplace of a king who is welcomed by shepherds and kings alike. He comes to die so that we might live. Divine alchemy, indeed.
Wishing you hope in the coming week.