Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I love the candlelight Christmas Eve services we've enjoyed at various military chapels throughout the world.  This service always seems like a wonderful illustration of all the best parts of various church traditions.

Last night we had various passages of Scripture read (Christmas story, John 1:1 - 14 and more), a host of hymns, special music....communion and candles. Lots of candles.

No, not my sweetie, but she IS the doll of one of my gals who said I could post this photo....

After the service we drove around in search of a truly LIGHTED up neighborhood. We were sadly disappointed, but I suppose that makes the ones who DO decorate stand out all the more. LOL

Back at home we baked a Birthday cake, ate pizza,  and played our new game - Don't Say That  (Taboo for the Jr set).

At Stacia's persistent request we even played Candyland.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...


What a darling little baby.

The service sounds so peaceful and restful.

also what a fun time at home. Tell Stacia we will play candyland with her someday. :):) really

love/prayers - Dad/Mom T.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Isn't Natalie a SWEETHEART?