Parade of Lights

We have this lovely tradition here called the Parade of Lights, in which any boat owner that wills decorates his boat and joins the procession on the given night.  My favorite yachtsman invested time and energy to create this bright spot on the water…


Now, don’t laugh.  It’s not so easy to take pictures in the pitch dark of night—challenge enough to find the wee spot of light in the inky dark of the camera’s field of view…


Being a fair-weather sailor I opted to be the spectator for the parade (how else would we have these fabulous pictures anyway? ha,ha! )  And as our “Chase Me” sailed by and the strains of Celtic Christmas music and the laughter of hardier-friends-than-I carried across the water, I snapped some pics…


Here, behold the winner in the “Best Religious Theme” category.  Fun.  A category was found for each of the six entrants and all were winners!  Now we shall have a free night in a local hotel to celebrate our upcoming 28th anniversary—thanks to the work of my brilliant skipper!


and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Mt.1:23

God’s Breath…

From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? Job 38:29
We woke to a frosty morning—the start of the advent season…

“By the breath of God frost is given…” Job 37:10
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It is a season where life submits to death, and bows its head so that life may be born from it…
Then into the darkness and the cold of death God breathes and all is made new..
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Blessings on your advent celebrations!
“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4)