The 2017 Christmas season is upon us. Today is Christmas Tree day for me. I like to get my tree organised late November, early December, depending on where my day off falls. (I work a 10 day fortnight, but it is scheduled as a Mon-Sat, Mon-Thurs. This works well with the other lady I job-share with.)

This is the first year my husband and I are home alone. My youngest daughter moved out earlier this year and while she and her sisters will be visiting off and on over the holiday season, for now it is just us. It certainly is quiet around here but dare I say I am enjoying it! I feel content.

My Christmas Wish for family and friends is to find peace and contentment.

Christ is the meaning of Christmas. Keep that in your heart above all else.

“Let the peace of God rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:15-17