Friday, December 13, 2013

On The Move

The Living Area as staged by the Realtor

We're moving again! Yes, we've purchased a townhouse and all the ducks are in their row. We will be moving in at the end of the month, so our Christmas is going to be very minimal. That is alright, too. To quote the Grinch: 
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” 
Advent and Christmas are about Christ and the honoring of Him - O Come, Let Us Adore Him! Since I am working part time for St. Paul's United Methodist Church, we will have a lot of holiday services to choose from. Last Sunday was Harp Fusion - a most wonderful collection of harpists from those as young as eight years old to, well, older harpists. 

This coming Sunday will herald the children's program at 5 pm. Then there will be three candlelight services on Christmas Eve as well as a dinner, then on Christmas Day there will be a service plus a brunch. Indeed, there will be a number of celebrations from which we can select to attend.

I am so grateful  my word for 2013 was S.I.M.P.L.I.C.I.T.Y. and that I heeded its message! This theme has been impressed upon my heart and spirit many times over this year. It has proven to be a blessing when moving and moving yet again. I have found it amazing that things I didn't think I could live without are now memories and not missed. More importantly, they are not cluttering my life or my counters.

I've been patiently waiting for my word for 2014... it will be revealed on New Year's Eve

To all of you who are my blogging partners and friends, Christmas Blessings to you and yours. May your expectations be minimal and your hearts overflowing with love and goodwill!

Simply yours,

John 1:14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.


  1. Tamara, thank you for your lovely Christmas wishes and I quite honestly nearly fell over - your moving again is so exciting! Oh waiting is not a virtue of mine - I have to wait 12? 13? more sleeps to learn your 2014 word!
    I adore the harp, and my admiration for the love that harpist pour into their music is immeasurable. I have 2 CDs and they are what I go for when looking for calm and peace.
    Happy moving, it shall not be stressful as you've already 'simplified' and 'decluttered' and Christmas blessings to you and yours dear Tamara.
    Much love
    and hugs

    1. Goodness, I never was good at math - of course it's more sleeps than 12 or 13 - more like 17! I can count!! :)

  2. Tamara...with heartfelt hugs and lots of wonderful wishes for you, I send this to you. As you are moving, I know that you will be blessed in your new home, and those around you will be blessed by being your neighbors.
    Please, update me with your new address. I love to keep in touch with you via snail mail, my sweet friend.
    Much love,

  3. Not sure how I "lost" you, but glad I re-found you. I identify with you at almost every level of this post. My heart is SO ready to downsize (even though we don't live very "large" at the present....). Our Christmas is VERY much in line with the line from the Grinch that you quoted.

    I'm waiting for "my" word for 2014, too. Probably need to re-do "grace" yet ANOTHER year. I have so far to go to become a truly gracious person.

    I'm heading off to spend time with my mother. I'm taking supplies to work on a paper chain today. Having something to do with our hands helps time pass.

    The activities offered by your church sound beautiful - 'specially the harps! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Merry Christmas, Tamara! I'm waiting for my word. Last year's was "surrender". :)


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