Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good Tidings

Our mailbox is ready to send and receive the good news of the season.

Alas, the front door needs the obligatory wreath.

But I cant decide -




That will be today's mission.

The household is more quiet than in the past with two married daughters living *far away* and two daughters away at college. So, this year, I've been decorating for Christmas s.l.o.w.l.y. and savoring the moments, meanings, and memories.

Readings about the creation of Handel's Messiah have been the overarching theme for this year's approach to celebrating the birthday of our King. Today's devotional from Roger Bullard's Gospel According to Handel's Oratoria is from Isaiah 40:9

O Zion, that bringest good tidings , get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings , lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up , be not afraid ; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!


  1. I have a mailbox topper like yours!

    And our front door has the curved window above it and glass panels beside it, too. We just draped white lights in an arch around the door, and I keep saying I want to get a big red bow for the door, but I have not done it yet. The other outside doors have plain green artificial wreaths on them.

  2. I do already have a small artifical wreath on the back door, Laura.

    The front usually sports a fresh one. However, the house faces east and the needles dry out very quickly unless I spritz it.

    We'll see what I can find.