Thursday, December 20, 2012

a thrill of hope...

"... because the best gifts 
are to sing about and celebrate...
... and so it is wise to live life expectantly, 
alert to the surprises of God. 
- Eugene Peterson, The Christmas Troll

As we have pondered anew this season
 both the despair of our human condition
 and the hope found in Christ, 
we rejoice with you
in Immanuel!

Long lay the world in sin and error pining. 
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. 
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. 
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! 
O night divine, the night when Christ was born; 
 - Oh Holy Night

Merry Christmas to you!    

The Murphies


  1. Oh my! This is so precious and makes my day so much better to see these beautiful, sweet, smiling gifts from God! Love you and a very Merry Christmas! It was a true privilege to be with you all on that special night at church!

  2. Absolutely adorable! While they may require you to seek therapy, what a mountain of joy and hope your children bring to each and every day, especially during this blessed season. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. This made my Day. Even took the pain away for a few min. Cant wait till I am well and can go over to play...CB

    2. what a precious family of angels, and not one crooked "halo". All the Murphys, to include Mom and Dad, make my day, whenever I see you. Mondays are always special, because of your smiles! Blessings to you in 2013 and keep smiling! from Mrs Carol & Mr Dave


Make my day: add to my therapy with your words:-)