A Star on the Basketball Hoop

I don’t think there are many schools in the US where they will have a star on the basketball hoop and the children will perform the Nativity story, read the Christmas story from Like 2, and sing songs about Jesus. This happened tonight at my grandchildren’s country school.

When they saw the star

xmas choir

These pictures and the picture below of the angels from the back are the only ones I could take but I have very vivid pictures in my mind of the greatest story of all that was told tonight, just as it has been repeated over and over again since that first night in Bethlehem when the angels brought the Good News to the shepherds.

the angels

The girl in the middle is my grandchild Lana

This morning I visited the school to have Christmas lunch with the children.

Xmas dinner school 2013The girls in red are “my” girls, acting up big time. I haven’t had lunch with them at school since David and Lana were in Kindergarten, I think. They were very excited! Some of their friends wanted to sit with us. To Sarah that represented the entire school. “I think everybody wants to sit with us,” she said.

ready for the xmas play

This evening the kids were all dressed up for the Christmas play. Sarah sang with her Kindergarten class and David sang with the big choir. Brianna acted as one of the Stars, and, as you have seen, Lana was an angel.

It has been a full day. Cristina and I have worked on logos for the theme we are having next year. A few more days and I will launch it.

Here is my “doll” with her Swedish Pippi doll.

my doll with the Pippi doll

Now everybody is in bed. Tomorrow is their last day of school before Christmas break. They have been getting up very early all week, to be in school before seven in the morning, since their mother has been working in the cafeteria as a substitute.

I know the request that will come tomorrow evening. Anytime it’s not a school night somebody will be the first to ask, “May I sleep with you tonight?” If I was a kid and I had my grandmother, I’m sure I would ask the same thing.

Now, let me give you a blessing:

May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with  you.  (See 2 Thess 3:16.)


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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