I have suddenly and quite joyfully entered the Christmas season. My traveling is over for the month and Christmas carols are playing in our house. I am buying a few gifts, thinking about reading some Max Lucado books and eating rich foods drizzled with custard. I have been viewing and collecting some consumery virtual Christmas junk in preparation for this season, including
– 70 Christmas images from belightsoft.com
– Boinx Christmas Widget for Mac
– Crisp Christmas screensaver for Mac OSX – Cheesy but good. The trial lasts for only 4 days but for some unknown reason, it is still running on our old iMac in the living room – and nooo . . I did not tweak it to run beyond its expiry date – must be a gift of God.
My Christmas blog banner has just gone up – you can see it above you. Its a blend of a few images :
The lights are from the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Stromness, Orkney that happened earlier this month. Those metallic donkeys and biblical looking characters are from a hill in Spain on the Camino de Santiago. We saw them in 2003, after trudging up that hill, and my daughter was there this summer with Cindy. Thanks Cindy for the photo. Makes me think of the circumstances of Jesus’ birth – the traveling, the uncertainty of accommodation and how similar that is to the kind of life God calls us into also.