O Holy Night.....


The trees lights are sparkling bright and I'm in awe of the Christmas Tree.
Every year I look forward to this time.
Sitting in the living room, warm drink in Christmasy mug, holiday tunes in the background, and the tree in all it's glory.

However tonight, I'm up, unable to sleep. Getting over the yuckiest cold I've had in a loooooong time and I hear the faint snores of my hubby and beagle down the hall, all tucked in their beds.
And thankfully there aren't any mice stirring!

What is it about being restless that sometime provokes thoughtfulness?
My mind is racing with" I should be doing this" or "I can't believe I haven't already done that."
And I've even started the blame game of "I can't believe an entire year has gone by AGAIN and I'm still this that and the other."

But I'm going to choose to stuff that voice away.
Because it takes away the true meaning of this season.
The season of right now.
Not the pasts failures.
I'm looking towards Him and the BRIGHT future he holds for me and my family.

How can I be so sure you ask?

Because my God is an AWESOME God. He loves and guides and provides and loves some more.
Even when I don't feel it, He's there.

Are you slowing down this Holiday season?
Or is it more like full speed ahead?

We are at a standstill for now, both of us being sick was a big set back.
But it did allow for some great time at home, together.
Sipping on hot soup, taking naps,watching Netflix and devouring boxes of kleenex.
Somehow I felt extremely blessed to be sick at the same time as my hubby.
So that we both had to stop and just BE.

And my Amish friends, whom I love dearly, they whipped me up a little "witch's brew" to help me feel better.
It included:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Red Pepper

Instructions were to drink a tablespoon or teaspoon ( I forget, so I did the tablespoon) every hour.

God bless The Amish and their use of natural remedies:)

I hope you have a great Monday!



  1. i love love love this!
    i am trying SO hard to slow down and ENJOY this blessed season.
    i love your sweet heart, Rachel, and i'm so glad that you are feeling better!
    isn't it nice to be forced to rest sometimes?
    love ya!

  2. I LOVE THE AMISH! I think I'm going to go live with them! I think we'd all be healthier if we did!!!!

    I hope you are feeling better!



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