We have been so blessed this year! Patrick's new job is working out very well. He is so much happier than he used to be. He doesn't carry the weight of the world with him anymore. It's such a nice change.
Christmas this year, financially, has also been a blessing. We were able to pay all our bills and buy all our Christmas gifts without going over budget. Almost every item we bought was on sale, even the planned purchases! It was perfect. God has been very good to us. He is a good God.
And then there's the reason for the season. I have really been preaching this year about keeping Jesus the center of Christmas. It's not about gifts to each other, but about a deity in heaven choosing to come to earth as a child and ultimately dying on a cross. And He did all that for us! I am indeed loved!