love to all of you


Sometimes people write about all the things they have accomplished.


Number of Christmas treats made: 0

Christmas shopping: Not Done

Number of times I forgot to hide the elf on the shelf: 8

How much of our Christmas tree is lit up: 1/4 the rest of the lights will not shine

My good intention to do an act of kindness each day in December: not doing so good

Christmas Cards: 0

Christmas devotions read at the dinner table: 1

Also: Christmas lice nits and one hundred loads of laundry


I love the Herdmans from the Best Christmas Pageant Ever. 

Imogene Herdman was crying.

In the candlelight her face was all shiny with tears and she didn’t even bother to wipe them away. She just sat there-awful old Imogene- in her crookedy veil, crying and crying and crying.


At my job, the librarian is reading this book to the second grade class.

One of the students raised his hand, “Are the Herdmans real?”

Yes. The Herdmans are real. They are more real than most of us choose to reveal.


Those Herdmans are real.

Hey! Unto you a child is born

Jesus was born for the Herdmans. He was born for us.


I am feeling a little like Imogene in the crookedy veil.

I will be taking a little break until the New Year.

Love to all of you.

I am looking forward to regrouping to so we can draw up in proximity to all the Herdmans we know and are yet to know.


Drop me a note

I really love hearing from you all. Your voices mean so much.

9 thoughts on “love to all of you

  1. Isn’t it wonderful that our value is not based on what we do but rather on who we are…cherished children of the King!! Yea God!!
    Have an refreshing wonderful break! 🙂

  2. I love The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Such a great REAL tale to take with us into Christmas. May God give you peace in the busy-ness and help you to have moments of stillness before Him, whether or not the Christmas cards go out this year. We gave up on the idea of sending them out this year. Too many other things on our plates.

    Love your post, Lisa.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. love to you too. ❤ your list of accomplishments this december looks a lot like mine!! 🙂 rest well and enjoy each momemt of this season, my friend

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