One down, four more to go....

I finished my philosophy exam about one hour ago, and feeling very happy that it is all over. I have another exam in two hours, and then I have 3 more after that. I'm coming home on Thursday, and I cannot wait!

One of my brasilian friends sent me this...I hope that you enjoy it!

First Corinthians 13, the Christmas Version:

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,
strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,
but do not show love to my family,
I'm just a decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen,
baking dozens of Christmas cookies,
preparing gourmet meals and
arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime,
but do not show love to my family,
I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen,
sing carols in the nursing home
and give all that I have to charity,
but do not show love to my family,
it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes,
attend a myriad of holiday parties,
and sing in the choir's cantata,
but do not focus on Christ,
I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way,
but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return,
but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never fails.

Video games will break,
pearl necklasces will be lost,
golf clubs will rust,
but giving the gift of love will endure.

May the peace of the Lord be with you and yours.
Have a very blessed Christmas.

---Author Unknown---

Love to you all...

1 comment:

Singinglady said...

Dear Ash

Glad to hear that your exams are going well and we will pray for you as you continue to write the last ones.

It will be very exciting for you to go home for Christmas and I am sure they are all anticipating your return as well.

That was a very beautiful reading from you r friend.
Thanks you for sharing it.

Lots of luv Nan