Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!
Well, I did it! I finished shopping for my wife and wrapped...I mean, put her gifts in gift bags and got them under the tree. Don't know about the rest of you, but I actually only shop for Julie, and maybe a couple things for the girls, kind of a Daddy-Daughter tradition. So I don't fight malls or stores much, just get in and get out as quickly as possible.
Tomorrow we will head for Ohio following morning worship to see grandparents and aunts and uncles, cousins, and just maybe a few good friends. It's a 14 hour drive from Florida to Ohio, two days for three days...my girls miss snow! I'm thinking that they'll quickly get over it, especially if it's real cold. Keep in mind that we are Yankees, born and raised in the North, but have lived in the South and now, the deepest South...our blood has thinned...I'm afraid!
I wanted to wish those of you that read my thoughts a Merry Christmas, and pray that you have a wonderful weekend, one filled with love and blessings! I'm excited about the New Year, we believe the Lord is speaking to our church that 2006 is a year of Perpetual Harvest, that what He began in 2005 will continue and increase in this upcoming year...I can't wait to see what the Lord is up to.
Some must enter in...I think I will!
Blessings,
Neil

5 comments:

Darrell said...

Blessing to the Smith family this Christmas and all of 2006. We love you guys and miss you, but are thrilled that you are so happy where you are.

You have a pretty good week to be coming north. Almost all the snow melted yesterday and it will be in the high 30's here, so probably similar in Ohio.

Look forward to seeing you in March!

Darrell

michigan preacher said...

God bless and Merry Christmas to you and your family, Neil. Enjoy this snow while it lasts. It's raining in the area up here. It should turn to snow tonight though. I got your message at my house. I don't have LD phone service right now, but I'll get a card and call you back. God bless, friend!
~Jeff

Neil said...

Snow, my children want to see it and I'm hoping an unusually warm wave blows through on Sunday and lasts until Friday...it can come by the foot after I leave as long as it is behind me. It was probably close to 70 in Florida today.

God bless each of you, thanks for being my friends...this blog thing is too cool, opens doors for the development of great friendships. I am blessed!

Neil

Darrell, we need a heat wave in March, start praying and fasting now!

Neil said...

I know that this doesn't sound spiritual, but my wife bought me a surround sound system for Christmas. I'm pretty even keel about most everything...guess that says I've already flatlined emotionally...but this has wound me up. My neighbors will know what I'm watching or listening to...pretty cool!

Henry Haney said...

Yes, your television watching experience will never be the same.

But I mean that in a good way of course :)- LOL

Hope you have had a restful Christmas and enjoyed your travels- look forward to hearing from you again

YBIC
-Henry