Monday, December 17, 2012

Please know that I seriously considered not sharing these photos today; somehow it seemed callous. Our annual Christmas program took on a new heaviness last evening; not for the children but for the adults. I was nearly in tears as I watched our grands perform their songs and skit; my heart breaks for those in CT. How many will not have their little ones there this year; their lives will never again be the same. All over the country, the world, many are praying continually for those in Newtown. I am as well.

Our four granddaughters, front and center getting ready to  sing Happy Birthday Jesus.Posted by Picasa

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Tomorrow many bloggers are having a day of silence to focus in on prayer for those at Newtown and Sandy Hook, so I will be join in. I will see you on Wednesday.
With love and prayers, Noreen


  1. It is so difficult, but His Word encourages us to: "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." Romans 12:15

    We weep with them, we can not imagine their pain, but we can not allow our entire focus to go to the evil life happenings. So we pray and pray and pray for God to do His unimaginable work to help those grieving...yet we choose to focus on who He is, what He can do and the joy we see around us. I can not give more thought to the evil of this world and be taken down by anger or fear in what isn't. I have to choose to focus on what He can do in the midst of evil happenings. This is my pep talk to keep my focus on the right things...believing that He can do the impossible. I need my focus to be hope in what He can do instead of what's WRONG with this messy world. I HAVE to choose to look to Him to cope with all this pain.

    He has given you a great gift in those precious grandchildren. I'm so thankful that so many churches are sharing this simple love of God's through the precious expression of small children.

    Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil. 4:8

  2. We will be praying as well. And will continue to do so.

  3. Hi Noreen,
    I so agree with Pam, nothing wrong with sharing the joy of what is happening in your life right now.
    That is a beautiful thing, but we
    are also well aware of your caring heart.........we all feel terrible,
    and if we didn't what sort of people would we be..........and for those of us who do not live near where the incident occurred, the best thing we can do is pray for them, and also use this terrible tragedy to make us more aware of the preciousness of each day with those we dearly love. If families are saved because of the events of this passed Friday, then it would give some sort of sense of
    purpose to it all. We can all take so for granted those we hold so dear thinking they will always be with us. One more reminder that life is a vapor.

    Love and Christmas Blessings hon,

  4. We feel it is not disrespectful because life goes on. When disaster strikes, God picks us up and helps us to move forward again. And this is the season for it as well. Emmanuel, God is with us. God really is with us. He is with us in our grief and in our happiness. But we do need to continue on and live life because God IS with us.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. We must embrace our every moment we have cherish it and thank god for all our blessings! Posting these beautiful pictures is a good thing! They are lovely...all we can do is pray!


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