Each morning, I usually wake up with some song in my head. Sometimes, a song stays in my head all day. For two horrific days a few weeks ago, it was "Wonderful Christmastime", penned by the hookmeister-but-not-versemeister Paul McCartney (I really hate that song, even more than "Feliz Navidad!"). I can feel it wanting to creep back into my mind, so I will quickly share with you the song that started out playing in my head this morning. I like it, even if it is a bit repetitive, because of the play between the men and the women and the fact that it praises God by a lot of His titles/names. It sounds great in congregational singing and I bet it would be even cooler sung in our church, one repetition in English and one in Spanish.
So far, my intention to really focus on Christ's coming has been going well, praise and thanks to God. I am using some reading plans on my iPad Bible app focusing on repentence and the goodness of God. The kids and I are reading Bible passages that relate to the Christmas story. I am done with three out of four gifts for my family and I am close to finishing the last one. I need a little help from my daughter for the gifts I am giving to the boys because some of it involves crocheting, which is not an area of expertise. He has been showing me how to make Christmas fun. I just have to make the certificates for all the fun things we will be giving the kids that are not items, but things they want to do. We have not seen the inside of a store yet, but I do need to get an outfit for her Aerials show. I think a daytime trip will be most welcome by all but the boys.