For fellow Christians who really want to keep Christ in Christmas, there’s no need to demand that companies say ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of ‘Happy Holidays‘ or fight the masses about the design on a disposable cup. It’s actually much easier than you’d think.
Let’s all strive for a kinder, gentler holiday season this year.
I love Christmas! There, I’ve said it. I really do. The sparkling lights, the gatherings, the food… But even with all this seasonal joy I find myself falling into a dark sadness sometimes during the holidays. Maybe you do too?
RancherMan & I ran across this old weathered country church years ago in the mountains of New Mexico. I used that picture to write my favorite phrase: Be Still And Know That I AM GOD. That phrase brought me much comfort last year as I was dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. But I put my faith in Him and He saw me through it.
There’s nothing that God can’t do! Today, give it all to Him – you’ll be amazed at where your life can go.
Here we are once again at the end of one year and the beaming threshold of a brand new one. I’m the eternal optimist by nature and look forward to each new year with anticipation of exciting things to come.
Last New Year’s Eve was no different as my excitement of planning fun new directions for our Homestead danced in my head.
But we could have never known the breast-cancer diagnosis that was in store for me only a few short weeks after that hopeful new-year’s celebration.
Do you know how it feels to be comforted by the arms of God? I was diagnosed with breast cancer & my world started to spin. There were frightening and painful procedures to endure, many hours on the road and away from the ranch to attend doctor visits and test facilities and many long tense hours awaiting test results. It was an unbelievably stressful time for us.
Although we didn’t necessarily wish our predicament to be a secret, we didn’t feel like talking about it to anyone other than immediate family. But little by little the news came out. Friend after friend voiced their concern and comfort, offering to do anything they could to ease our burden.
We’re pretty fiercely independent so we didn’t even know what to ask for. So we simply smiled and nodded, grateful for their friendship.