This is the view from my chair. (Of course, Lois took the picture)Early in the morning I read my Bible just inside this window before the rest of the family rises. In the evening I like to be with the family here. I try to read them something every night. Every night we are home in December I plan to read them one of my Christmas stories. I have a perfect brass reading lamp beside my chair that I found at a resale shop for five dollars. I repaired the cord and it is one of my prized possessions now.
After the most beautiful, balmy month of November I remember in my life, winter hit the western suburbs of Chicago on the first day of December. God has a way of displaying his power in spite of our plans.
It is an exceptionally beautiful winter day today… I rose this morning at five to drive to Momence for the first of what I am calling “Men of Momence” meetings. Now it is late afternoon. The sun is at the top of the trees. The boys are milking the last few moments of light from the day to snowboard.
Hope America and I are enjoying a quiet afternoon with the London Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas music and a fragrant pine candle. She is puttering in the next room and humming along with the music. I can’t imagine life without her. She wants to know when we are going to get our Christmas tree.