Walking along the promenade in Newcastle, Co. Down is not the thing I would normally plan to be doing just a few days before Christmas.
Two things happened within the last few days that meant us taking the half hour drive to Newcastle today and I was looking forward to walking the promenade while there. However it was just too cold and wet and blowy that we didn't have our walk. Instead we just sat and admired the seaside view for a while and took a few pictures and short videos of the waves.
One of the books I got in the ICM Bookshop yesterday was for the younger kids in our Sunday School.
It can be read to young children and then as they get a bit older they can read it for themselves.
This book has had great reviews by parents which is a very good recommendation for it and is unusually written by a Theologian, James Hamilton. He wrote it primarily for his son but was then encouraged to get it published which he then did through Christian Focus. On sale at the moment in ICM Books.
On the journey back today we discussed the presents for Christmas.
It has been agreed that I have nearly everything sorted out fine now.
I just hope the recipients of these presents agree with us.
Were you able to take time today to appreciate God and His creation amid the hustle and bustle of Christmas presents?