Our four grandchildren - Christmas '08
One of my favorite Christmas pics
Christmas is not about what we want.
It's about what we have.
~from Josie's Gift - a favorite children's book, which I just read again~
|The snow pics are in the Smoky Mountains near Clingman's Dome, the highest point in Tennessee.|
|On the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina|
|Near Cherokee, North Carolina|
|Cades Cove - Tennessee|
|Near Cades Cove|
|Roaring Forks Falls near Gatlinburg|
|One of my favorite photos . . . in Cades Cove after a rain. I couldn't get my camera aimed fast enough when we drove upon this scene . . . turkeys and deer crossing the road at the same time!|
I praise You for Your sovereignty over the details. With You, nothing is accidental, nothing is incidental, and no experience is wasted. You hold in Your power my breath of life and all my destiny. And every trial that You allow to happen is a platform on which You reveal Yourself, showing Your love and power, both to me and to others looking on. Thank you that I can move into the future nondefensively, with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead, for You hold the future and You will always be with me, even to my old age . . . and through all eternity.