Merry Christmas!

Things are very Christmasy at the Barker house. Our kids are home, and we are in the thick of enjoying each other and all of our traditional Christmas activities — eating, playing games, eating, watching Christmas movies, eating… Bet it sounds a lot like your house :)

And guess what our kids did? They surprised us with a digital camera for our anniversary! Yes, we are a little late moving into the digital age. Now I just have to figure it all out :) Thought I better post a picture on the blog while they are here to show me how to do it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to remember all of the ins and outs so I can share more pictures with you in the future :)

Today I simply want to wish each and every one of you a “Merry Christmas” and leave you with a little something to think about as you celebrate this most precious holiday:

“…she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7 NIV) Is there room at your house, in your heart, for the Christ child?

“God always fills in all hearts all the room which is left Him there.” F.W. Faber

May you be blessed this Christmas — and don’t be surprised if I don’t post again for a week or so. I’ll be busy eating fudge and Christmas cookies. Hey, a girl’s gotta celebrate! Merry Christmas!


  1. Great Picture!

  2. Merry Christmas to you, too.


  3. Thanks, Jean and Janice!

  4. We missed you all out here in AZ. I like your picture. Don’t worry, you’ll be a pro in no time. Lyndsey and I were given a new digital camera, too! Her parents gave it to us. They want to see lots of pictures of their granddaughter come March!

  5. Hey Adam, we miss you guys during Christmas, too! You’ll have to email a picture of Lyndsey closer to her due date so we can see her in all of her pregnant glory :)

  6. WOW, the girls have sure grown up quickly!!! I can remember when they were born…that makes me feel old.

    I sure have enjoyed the book, I can’t wait to start reading it Jan 1st, it will be a great family time.

    I also wanted to let you know that our children’s moment with the walnut story went great. The kids AND adults were very surprised when I cracked open the shell and there was a $20. It made a point and I think everyone enjoyed it. After the service I was asked where I bought the walnut and I told them Walmart…they all wanted to buy 10 – 20 pounds for themselves :)

    THANKS AGAIN – Matthew

  7. Matthew, so glad to hear that you received the book and are looking forward to using it in the coming year. And yes, the girls have grown up quickly — just like you :)

    It makes me happy to know that my walnut story is being shared. I’m glad you took inflation into consideration and used a $20 instead of a $5 :) I’d like to buy walnuts like that too!!

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