We watched a mini LDS video about getting the spirit of Christmas as stated by President Thomas S. Monson. There was this family who was busy planning the materialistic aspects of Christmas while their youngest child busied herself by making her own Nativity. Her constant traveling through the house got the family's attention and they followed her into her room, desperately trying to reach the baby Jesus from under the chest she put the creche on.
Isn't that how most of the world is right now? Still trying to reach the gospel of Jesus Christ? It reminded me once again the importance of reaching out to others and teaching them about our Lord and Savior. The dad had to help fetch the baby Jesus but quietly allowed the youngest daughter to place HIM on the manger. Are we that careful in sharing HIS message to others that we don't frighten them, but instead leave an immovable spirit of truth? I know that I, for one, can do more of this. I do love the Lord and hope that my meager efforts are helping to put a smile on HIS kind face...
Today... Mailed out most of the Newsletter/Picture to friends and loved ones. Mailed out packages for in-laws. Found out don't have enough pictures and need more copies. Need more papers for newsletter. Hit Jo-Ann's and Hobby Lobby and found 70 & 90% off deals, respectively. Treated the kids to Sonic- with coupons, $30 worth of fast food, only paid $19!Tonight, it was a confection all the way from Utah-- from the grands! PUMPKIN COOKIES!
They sent the ingredients, I baked it! Moist, sweet and with chocolate, so... YUM!
So, despite all the chocolate mixed in, which is by the way, the seed of the Cacao FRUIT, BANANA and PUMPKIN seemed to have broken the uber-sweet streak I've baked so far. LOL
The story, or rather stories, were called, "The Dolls' Christmas Party" and "Silent Night-The story". I'm sure most of you have heard of both, but the latter is one story we read every year and still in awe that someone can be so honest in their awed feeling of the Savior's birth. May Heavenly Father continually bless the descendants of J. Mohr and Franz Gruber...
Have a great week!