Blog46- Christmas Holidays 1

A little belated, but no less heartfelt than that of an early Christmas greeting. Ours was spent in both Portugal and Morroco. Since its a holiday I will share just images, and text if something needs explaining. We are hoping that all had a Merry Christmas, and that Christ indeed blessed your home with love andaffection at this time of year, good health and healing, and safe travels for the many who are on the road and in the air at this time of Year. If all goes well, and politicians and leaders act as they are supposed to, we may even have a prosperous New Year. Holidays for us, are drawing too a close, currently we are in Porto, Portugal and really enjoying it. Porto, is one of those cities that is struggling a little, but its full of both character and charm. Our time in Morroco was nothing less than outstanding, and we all feel fortunate for having the chance to travel there.

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Chestnut roasters on the streets of Lisbon, noon on Christmas day.

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Christmas for us was not shared in gifts this year at all, just a chance to reunite as a family and share in a love of Christ.

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Thanks again Valentin, for 2 bottles of fine Spanish Wine on Christmas eve.

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What would Christmas be if we removed Christ from the whole scene. It would become nothing more than “National Paper Ripping Day”,  we all know that is not what the Holiday is about, and we should stand firm in our ascertions as too the origins and intent of this very special day. The Cathedral is a symbol of what is seen by many as Gods home, but for those who believe in the redeeming power of Christs love,grace and authority, we know that the life of this Cathedral is derived from those believers who walk into it…….we hope many of you did just that during this Christmas Season.

About Jeremiah Watt-saddlemaker

Jeremiah is a saddle maker, a silversmith. He runs a small company manufacturing bits and spurs as well as the manufacture of saddle hardware. An avid cyclist, especially the loaded solo tour type cycling.
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2 Responses to Blog46- Christmas Holidays 1

  1. Thanks a bunch my friend, sure hope Christmas was good for you, and your blessed in this new year approaching. I have neglected the blog for some time and apologies for that. Yes, we are coursing thru the southern states like hot blood thru an addicts viens and allthewhile longing for home. With Gods grace and mercy, we will see you all soon.

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  2. randy rieman says:

    Hello Jeremiah , Once again, it is great to catch up on your blog — thanks for the exceptionally generous effort to keep us all supplied with wit , wisdom , and wonderful photographs of exotic locations. I keep having to fight off the jealousy and remind myself to ” covet not thy neighbors round the world bicycle trip . ” We have had unusually warm temperatures here in Montana so far this new year — we are usually a decade or two behind the current trends , so no surprise that global warming has just shown up here…. I hope your beautiful family has returned safely and I wonder after all your international adventures if you are finding the U.S.A. a bit mundane …? I hope you have received my comments thru the months and I thank you again for yours — Press On toward the high calling thru Christ our Lord … Randy

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