It's been raining off and on the last couple of days. Today the sky didn't even achieve a speck of blue. It was all a wall of cloud, occasionally dropping more of the precious water onto the ground below. The weather is cooling off, and we're making use of the central heat and the wood-burning fireplace, as well as wrapping ourselves in blankets and warm clothing.
So Thanksgiving is over. Now it's getting to be that time again, the time when people consume their weight in candy canes and cookies, cover their homes inside and out with flashing multicolored lights, and dream about the miraculous white stuff known as snow.
Yes, everyone, December is coming. And with it, the month brings Christmas and New Year's Eve. As I type this post, TobyMac is singing a Christmas song, one of many I've set up on the holiday-themed playlist. Before long, I'll be starting holiday shopping. Hopefully by some miracle, my family will be easy to shop for. And though it scarcely happens where I live, I'm hoping really hard that it will snow at some point this winter. Soon many people will be experiencing snow. In fact, in some places, people are trying to dig a tunnel to the driveway already. I could have sworn there was a yard here, before ten feet of snow fell...
To all of you people, I wish you a merry holiday season. It's the time when we spend time with our families, when we are thankful for what we have, it's the season of giving, and so much more. And don't forget the reason we celebrate Christmas: because on that night many years ago, Jesus was born.