Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmastime in Seattle

Christmas has come upon us fast my friends! We're already half way into the glorious season of Advent - a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas day. Thanksgiving came and went, and we came and went to Texas to celebrate. We're almost done buying our Christmas presents & so excited to give them (sad that we can't give them in person to our family in Texas, but ecstatic to see our family & friends in the Bay)! The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Contest celebrated it's 25th Anniversary of "Gettin' Figgy Wit it" and the Gingerbread House contest at the Sheraton did not disappoint (once again). We cut our Christmas tree down at a farm! It had a little orange ribbon tied around the top indicating that it was a "misfit" as poor Rudolph imagined he was, so we gladly adopted it for the low price of $20.

This is only a short list of why I LOVE Seattle in Christmastime! It's so charming. I love being in downtown and seeing that giant star shining atop Macy's six story Department Store. It's a blatant symbol pointing to Christ, as it did thousands of years ago in Bethlehem. My prayer is that Seattle's people would see that star and marvel at Christ. Marvel at His Wondrous Love for us. Why did the infinitely powerful God of the universe humiliate Himself to be born in the form of a baby human? Because He is also infinitely loving and chooses to love us selfish Misfits even while we ran from Him. Wow.



  1. Monika Greenaway12/9/11, 4:41 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I love the photo of Giulian :) :) :)

  2. Me too!! I LOVE it all, especially the babe in the manger that chose to love this selfish misfit ♥
    Love you both!!

  3. Carol Brandt12/10/11, 8:23 AM

    I could climb up on top of the Macy's here and hang a big star and then maybe you would love League City/Houston for Christmas?? Miss yall! Love,Mom PS: Please hug all of Giulian's family for us!