Daylight after Dawn

Daylight after Dawn

Our west-facing, living room window has a new look since the tree got taken down a couple of weeks ago… what do you think?

Although I love seeing the rich pink and orange hues of sunset through this window, this may be my favourite view… the sun reflecting on the house across the street as it breaks over the eastern horizon, behind us.

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Jesus… Light of the World

Jesus… Light of the World

What did I say last week about the Christmas tree?
I called it!

Yesterday, while everyone was out of the house, Liz pulled down the lights & ornaments so that, this morning, there is a tall, dark, conical shadow staring me down in silhouette. This shall be my task following coffee and this post… putting the tree back in its box.

But there’s a light that doesn’t get taken down seasonally or ever go out, and even largely secular France is celebrating it today… whether they know it or not…

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#3GoodThings

#3GoodThings

How’s your coffee?

I haven’t started mine yet… in fact I’m still at hot chocolate but the day is yet young and coffee there shall be!

As I write, the room is still light by the dim glow of the Christmas Tree, largely in silhouette against the patio window-door, but its lights are a warmer white than the natural light filtering in from out of doors. I can’t help but wonder if this will be the last Saturday morning where I write with it’s quiet yet charming oversight. Hmmm….

Let me give you a quick overview of the week.

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Here goes 2019…

Here goes 2019…

I’m not quite sure how to begin today’s post. The tree is still up, but the sense that the holidays are coming to a close is becoming more and more real:

– The kids & I head back to school Monday.
– Mom heads back to Canada Thursday, and
– We’re completely drained from the last week or so.

When I left you last week, we were heading to Belgium…

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Merry Christmas 2018!

Merry Christmas 2018!

This is the last time that we’ll spend a few moments together before you sit down with your family in church, around the Christmas Tree surrounded by presents or around the table in front of a turkey.

Thanks for visiting!

As I left you last weekend, we were getting ready to put up our tree and thanks to a very early start… it was up and mostly decorated by noon. That’s a cool story…

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France needs Jesus

France needs Jesus

I know what you’re thinking: “Every country needs Jesus, not just France.”… and you’re absolutely right!

I follow news from the USA as well as from Canada, so I have a certain awareness of what’s happening there. But I’m not in touch with goings-on in North America to the same extent or in the same way as I am with goings-on here in France.

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