This morning I decided to attend service at Saddleback Church. I’ve never been to a Christmas service there, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the message, and the carols their worship team sang accompanied by their orchestra (they don’t always have the orchestra, so that was a treat), and the candlelight portion of it while singing Silent Night was just lovely. For me, it was also a treat that the early service today was not packed with people like the rest of the services this week have been. (Most likely because there was not childcare offered at that service.)
This has been an odd Christmas so far for us, as William came down with a fever Thursday, but it disappeared the next day, and then other symptoms showed up last night. Everything we’d planned has been dumped and we’ve had to figure out new plans, but still make it special.
I am blessed to have quiet time with our family. We are blessed to have presents to give each other. Chicken pot pies make a great Christmas Eve dinner. A movie (Moana) makes a wonderful “out of the house” treat on a chilly day.
Consciously choosing joy… as the quote in my sidebar says (that I’ve had there for years now because I can’t seem to find something I like better) says, “You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.”