It doesn't feel like Christmas. I shared those words a few years ago (you can read the original post here). This year isn't really different; yet, in some ways, it is completely different! Life changes. The details of life--the who, what, where--it all changes, sometimes overnight. But the eternal gift of Christmas, the peace of Christ, never changes. He never changes, and His peace never changes--ever! In the last few years, we have experienced healing--truly miraculous, medical-defying … [Read more...] about The Eternal Gift of Christmas
Happy Holidays... Are you celebrating this holiday season? Do you have special traditions in place to gather with family and celebrate something special? I hope you do! I hope you can reconnect with family and friends you haven't seen in a while, laugh, celebrate, and enjoy the festivities of this season as well as remember those who are gone. The holiday season comes once a year and is meant to be a time of joy. It has become a season of trees, lights, gifts and laughter, but every … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
It doesn't feel like Christmas. The tree is up and bright with lights--we just never got to the ornaments. The porch is partially aglow with twinkling red and green and the wreath brightens the door--but the yard is dark and normal. Just as our decorating began this year, we rushed our son Connor to the ER. After 5 long nights and prayer-filled days, God answered our prayers for healing-He is home and we rejoice! But we also wait for the next set of tests just after Christmas. Thus, … [Read more...] about The Peace of Christmas
"Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38) Mary was a young girl who received the most amazing message of all time. She asked but one question and then accepted her role in God's plan with trust. The angel of the Lord! We read this phrase with familiarity and take it lightly, but this was life-changing for Mary, and for us too! I am struck with Mary's willingness and quickness to obey and trust the … [Read more...] about A Life Surrendered
We are getting ready to celebrate Christ's birth this year. The cookie recipes are out and the tree is up. The lights are up and the wreaths are hung. The poinsettas are on the porch and the neighborhood is twinkling. Everywhere we look, it's definitely beginning to look like CHRISTmas! It is the perfect time to sit by the tree and reflect on Christmas' past. Christmas 2010 brought many blessings including a new sister-in-law and a new home. After celebrating the joyful season in … [Read more...] about Christmas Reflections 2012