The majority of my Christmas preparations have been completed. Besides a few last minute home preps (linen changes, tidying) my work is done. Last night I finished the last cookies; a basic shortbread with one tablespoon of coarsely ground peppercorns added. We are happily having a restful morning, taking an hour to drink coffee and read the paper together.
The last thing I am going to dedicate myself to complete is this: both Christmas eve and day I will find fifteen uninterrupted minutes to pray and contemplate the meaning of Christmas. Whether I find fifteen quiet minutes early in the day or late at night after dear daughter is asleep my prayers will focus on the true meaning of Christmas, praising God and His Son.
God bless and happy holidays,