Sunday, December 20, 2009


Venia. Grace.

Micah stepped out of position, Eliana looked up at Gideon, Gideon grabbed my hair, and I laughed and forgot to suck it in.

Perfect. Snap!

This is the Hooper family, definitely at our finest- and with that, we send love and greetings for a most glorious Christmas to you, friends and family!

As for our house...

...nos instruo... we prepare. We read The Glorious Coming, His family tree traced so beautifully within those words, and our hearts are turned, our ears inclined for His voice. We watch The Nativity Story, and tears flow as the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary come alive even more. We wait to hear ancient hymns and carols sung in a one hundred year old cathedral on Tuesday evening, and the welcome song will go forth...

Opening our hearts, opening our hands, welcoming Him inside. We are praying that He finds a home within us, that the only resemblance to a certain stable long ago will be the warmth and love He can still find here.

May He find the same within you, my friends.

Because we are so very grateful, yes?

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:2

Merry Christmas!

(photo by Carrie Butler)
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