The Colors of Christmas

I love the colors of Christmas: red and green. Just for fun I’m going to pick some pictures from my photo gallery, pictures from nature that blend these two colors. I’ve gone through my photo albums and picked pictures with these colors. I’ll be writing some stories about those pictures this month. It will be something fun and different.

The following is the picture that got me thinking in this direction. A memory from this past summer, with record-setting heat that gave me just a few tomatoes. The plant grew big as a mountain, but there wasn’t much fruit to enjoy.

red green









This will do for now. They have done some changes on the site where I blog and to upload these picture took me forever. I know! I shouldn’t say “forever” because that is a very long time! It seemed forever!

I’ll have to figure out the new system, but it’s late and my brain isn’t up to that now. It needs to rest. I’ve been working on my weekly story and tomorrow I’ll give it the final touches. It’s about a girl who won a Bible in a Q&A contest. I used to have those contest with my kids in Sunday school. And that’s what inspired me to write.

Have you ever won a contest?

I won a contest once in Canada. We had to leave for Peru. The teacher promised to send me the prize, but it never arrived. Maybe she did send it and it got lost in the mail. I was ten at the time. In my ten-year-old heart I always wondered why I never got my prize. I’ve gotten over it by now!

Lesson learned to pass on. Never promise a kid something you are not planning to keep. I hope I can keep the promise I’m making about writing stories based on my Christmas color pictures.

Tomorrow is a new day. I’ll hope it will be bright and happy.


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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