...He adores his siblings, greeting each one with a beaming smile and a cuddle in the morning, and very nearly causing civil wars every day due to his varying favorites. He is also in reverent adoration of his dog, never able to approach the gentle creature lest he is with his older sister but also never able to take his eyes off him when he is in the room, thus confusing the dog and his big sister with whether or not he wants to say hi up close or worship from a distance.
...As to my ideal writing atmosphere, that is a clear table with my laptop upon it, logs blazing in the fireplace, cocoa steaming by my left elbow, the thesis for what I’m writing scrawled on a notebook by my right, and a clear endpoint in mind when I start pounding on the computer keyboard. Music drifts from the speakers and family members are wrapped up in their own business without needing to tap me on my shoulder every five minutes to ask for my input or help.
As Christians, we aren't following Trump, we are following Christ, and if Christ is finished using Trump, then we should thank him, but continue to follow our maker where He is leading. Biden will be in the White House come January 20th, and we should prepare accordingly by waiting on the Lord...
...even though 2020 had its nasty sections, when I look past the blood and bruise, past the curses and cries, this was a year where I grew as a human, as a woman, and most importantly, as a Christian.
Basking in the goodness and warmth of the wonderful evening, you're ready to call it a night and head home--when your pocket buzzes. It's the U.S. House Speaker, and he wants you to meet him at a confidential location ASAP. Curious and not a little concerned, you arrive to find a whole third of the House there and listening to the House Speaker, who is on a platform, eloquently discussing a subject that the entire room seems to agree with. You find a seat and begin to listen. Then blink once and stare for a moment. Then for two moments.
Christmas music is one of the greatest gifts to mankind, right up there with the Reason for the season and dark chocolate. It has a magical sensation about it that just lifts one's spirits with its sleigh bells, festive harmonies and references to winter wonderlands and fireplaces and baby Jesus all wrapped up in silk (realistically speaking more like rough strips of cloth but silk sounds more lyrical)...
"Help me!” She mouthed urgently. James had nudged Calvin and nodded towards Snow. Calvin’s face lit up and he waved to her enthusiastically. James excused himself from the group and Calvin followed a bit more elegantly, kissing the lady's hands and sweeping bows to the gentry (socializing was his thing).
If death is sleep, Hamlet muses, then there will doubtlessly be dreams in that sleep. And if we have nightmares here, what is to stop death-dreams from being one everlasting horror that causes a cold sweat to break out on our cold brow and our lifeless heart to pound in terror for all eternity??
Representative Cortez is partially correct; just because someone is young does not mean they are stupid. Representative Cortez, however, can no longer pull the “youngest member of the House” claim when someone hurts her feelings, for a new youngest member has taken that title...
With this knowledge, I can say with confidence that if America elects Trump, praise the Lord, His will be done, or if America elects Biden, praise the Lord, His will be done (1 Thessalonians 5:18).