Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tending the Inner Fire

The preparations are ready.
Is my heart?

Now, wouldn't it be nice if I could invite
invite my family, friends and blogging friends to come and
just sit down, enjoy a quiet cup of coffee,
listen to some music from Josh Groban's cd, 'Noel'
and enjoy a piece of Hazelnut Roll.
You can find the recipe posted on the MGCC blog.

And just to add to my early morning excitement,
the angels passed by last night
and put their final touch to all the details.
A fresh blanket of snow.
Our first Christmas with snow in a long time.

Yesterday, I was fretting around finding the right dish that
would complement my Hazelnut Roll.
You know how it is...

Later in the afternoon, a representative
from one of our local business's
stopped by and brought
us the most beautiful silver platter.
Just perfect for my Hazelnut Roll!

Then there was another knock at the shop door.
The most gorgeous center piece from my friends at the Hospital.

It's interesting how these little surprises remind me
that our heavenly Father hears about our little wants and desires
and knows how to add the finishing touches.
If he can take care of those needs, he knows the Big Needs.

If He has the ability to take care of our little wants,
I'm sure he can also provide the peace and joy
in our hearts, as we all work full throttle in the next days.

My prayer is that I will let Him tend to my inner fire,
and that I will be a stress releaser, rather than a stress-causer.

Grant me the grace to love the tradition of Christmas,
yet hear its message as though it was for the first time.

May you all have a blessed Christmas Season.


  1. Marg, I love the unexpected blessings so very much .. .and what a joy to realize that our Heavenly Father loves us more than we could imagine. . .and delights in us. I join with you in the desire to tend the Inner fire this year.

  2. I join you too in your personal sentiments. It's kind of interresting how this falling snow causes us to have to be still . . .

  3. I closed my eyes, and pretended that I was there enjoying your hospitality.

    I wish you and your family joy filled holidays. May God always shower you with His blessings.

  4. I'm joining too Marg - what a lovely post! Thank you.

    And may you and yours have a joy-filled Christmas!

  5. Ohh ... that is beautifully written, Marg ! The inner fire ... needs constant tending, doesn't it?
    yes.. I want my inner fire to burn bright through 2009.

  6. Beautiful post! I like your line about "grace to love the traditions of Christmas yet hear its message as though for the first time." Wow....I'll take an order of that, too!



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