12 Days of Christmas Countdown – DAY SEVEN

– Invitation to Remember – It’s raining today and I’m thinking about my father-in-law, Murt, who passed away four years ago.  I’ve been thinking about him a lot recently and wishing he could be here to enjoy Christmas with us.  Alice, my mother-in-love (as she prefers to be called), will be arriving in a couple days to share the holidays with us, but there will...
read more

12 Days of Christmas Countdown – DAY EIGHT

– Invitation to Notice the Christmas Lights – I am a huge fan of twinkle lights.  Just ask my husband.  Phil loves Christmas as much as anyone, but I think my Christmas enthusiasm can still overwhelm him at times.  Each year our home becomes a Christmas-palooza of twinkle lights.  These tiny sparkles of light make me feel warm all over and never fail to get me in the Christmas...
read more

12 Days of Christmas Countdown – DAY NINE

I Corinthians 13 – A Christmas Version Today’s post is a bit different.  I came across the following version of the “Love Chapter” in the Bible a few years ago (source unknown), and have always wanted a place to share it.  So today, if you’re feeling distracted or harried, consider this my gift (and God’s gift) to you.  May God help us all to truly love...
read more

12 Days of Christmas Countdown – DAY TEN

– Invitation to Weight on God – This past year God has been freeing me from my addiction to food – and by His grace I’ve lost 85 pounds.  (Praise God!)  Today I feel more free than ever in regard to food.  And as I head toward Christmas weighing less, God is inviting me to put more weight on Him. I can hear you saying, “What in the world is she talking about? ...
read more

12 Days of Christmas Countdown – DAY ELEVEN

 – Invitation to A Love Story in Disguise –   What does a guy in a panda suit have to do with Christmas?  Quite a lot, actually.  This past week there was an article in the news about a researcher in China who dressed up like a panda in order to give a 4-month-old panda cub his physical exam.  This cub is the first at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center to be...
read more

12 Days of Christmas Countdown – DAY TWELVE

– Invitation to Take a Leap of Faith – I’m taking an Advent leap of faith.  I’m attempting to do a “Twelve Days of Christmas Countdown” here on my blog to help you – and me – stay open to God’s leading during these important days leading up to Christmas.  I’ve wrestled with God about this, since this tends to be a very busy time for...
read more


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: