and I long for those I love.
I consider their eyes,
and the tones and inflections of their laughter
and a peaceful warmth nestles into the recesses of my mind,
filling my soul
like warm apple cider in a coffee cup
on Christmas Day.
And then, as suddenly as it came,
the echo of the train becomes more faint...
and I realize that I had just been home for Christmas...
within my heart.
Wherever you are this holiday season, I pray that your...
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13.