It's hard to imagine it's October already. I wonder if the year round focus on Christmas by people like us makes the time seem to go so fast. When I got up this morning and it was damp and gray and cool I thought "Where has the summer gone.". But during the summer I was searching for some special items for gifts and discussing building the stable for our outdoor Nativity scene with our pastor and then working on the project. It was finished yesterday and just in time because our weather is becoming too cool for outside painting. Now I'm helping to coordinate a project to provide warm clothing as Christmas gifts to the homeless. When we spend the whole year planning and doing things to make Christmas more special for our families, friends and communities it seems like the Season is always right around the corner.
"Christmas stays if we don't forget its meaning"