Our year ended with a fabulous Christmas in which we spent family time together carolling to friends and neighbors, near and far, and our new year began with meaningful family time spent in reflection and anticipation while playing board games together.
And in case you missed the chance to hear the kids carol, you can view them below!
And then for all of my beginnings of 2014 glory? Well, the first day went well. We had meatloaf, cabbage, and black-eyed peas per Southern tradition.
Friday and Saturday were spent at the church for a youth conference. It certainly "sparked" a fire in my kids and I'm sure in all who attended. During the course of events, the evangelist and I realized we'd served on a missions trip to Venezuela together twenty years ago. Neither of us recognized the other, and I wasn't able to place him until I found pictures from the trip. Then it all came back to me. Though I am the short one in the clown suit, I distinctly remember Josh as being the "class clown" of the trip.
God has given me two scriptures to focus on this New Year, and I look forward to sharing them with you in my next post. For now, I need another nap.