Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Mercies

I love new journals with fresh white pages. I love new calendars with empty squares to fill in.  I love mornings.  I love fresh starts.  I love January 1.  There is just something about “new”.  The new year brings new hopes, new goals, new challenges and new excitement. I don’t know what your 2016 was […]

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We Never Know What The Wait Could Mean

Going to the doctor is never fun and is usually met with some degree of waiting. Most of us are horrible at waiting. We get antsy and easily frustrated in the wait. We carry around smart phones in our pockets to fill every void second with some type of stimulation that allows us to feel […]

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Christmas Is About Forgiveness

For many people, Christmas is a difficult time.  Whether we are missing loved ones who are now celebrating with Jesus, dealing with the results of divorce or separation, or fighting the memories of a painful childhood.  We can acknowledge the difficulty and the pain without allowing it to consume our moments and our days and […]

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Emmanuel

I am loving everything about this Christmas.  My presents are all purchased, wrapped and under the tree.  I have two precious grand-gifts, with the third one due ANY DAY – literally.  My husband and I decided to buy three gifts per person – specifically representing gold (want), frankincense (spirit) and myrrh (body).  We had so […]

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25 Days of Family Advent

Christmastime is such a wonderful time of year! I absolutely love the warmth of cozy rooms dimly lit so Christmas tree lights flicker with magical delight. A fire roaring in the fireplace with a good book or a great movie are always inviting too.   But as believers we ready ourselves for so much more! We […]

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