Happy December! Can you believe that another year is almost over? Our house is one of the few in the neighborhood that isn’t covered in Christmas lights yet. In fact, I still have all my fall decorations out. I usually get the tree up Thanksgiving week, but I just haven’t gotten around to getting everything out of the attic yet. I don’t like putting all the fall stuff away, either; it’s all so pretty!
It was nice to be on vacation last week. We were at home most of the week, which was right where we needed to be. I felt so refreshed and relaxed when I walked into my office on Monday; however, I’m already looking forward to the next school break that starts on the 18th. That’s just sixteen days away (but who’s counting?).
Our church’s annual Missions Conference begins tonight and runs through Sunday. We’ll have missionaries from the U.S. and around the world join us. I’m looking forward to the services each night. You can watch the live services here Wednesday through Friday at 7:00 EST. Our church participates in faith missions giving, which basically means that individuals pray about what the Lord would have them pledge to give, by faith, to missions during the year. Our church’s goal this year was $525,000. Despite the tough economic times, that goal has already been met and surpassed. We’ll be setting a new goal for 2010 on Sunday night. It is so encouraging to see God’s people give to His work faithfully. I am always amazed at how our goal gets met each and every year without fail, but then I remember that with God all things are possible. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!