Time for the Post-Christmas Lull.
The bank account stops wheezing from all the presents that have been bought, the waistline starts getting back to its normal size, and the schedule starts looking less and less hectic.
It feels awesome.
Don't get me wrong, I'm so thankful for everything that the Christmas season brings with it. I'm just thankful that life has settled back down a bit now... for the time being, at least. I also feel like Jesus should be celebrated like crazy constantly instead of this little window around the mid-to-late December, so I guess I'm thankful to going back to celebrating Him on the normal days instead of just celebrating Him on the days that the calendar tells us to.
Musical present of 2010: a ukulele. Pretty pumped about that. Be sure to look out for it on future recordings.
If you can't get the spirit of giving out of your system (...which we never should try to do!), please check out the blog of our dear friends and international missionaries the Cannys. Go to http://cannychronicles.blogspot.com/ to read a bit about how God's been speaking to them and where they're headed to. God's provided a lot of the financial support they need, but they still need a bit more. Pray it over, see what God says, and check out their site and give give give.
Merry belated Christmas, everyone!