And come, too, even if you're not faithful.
Come and drink our coffee. Sip our eggnog or hot apple cider. Grab a cup of grog, whatever that is.
For unto us a child is born!
Unto us a son is given.
I mean, who does that? Who offers up their child for the good of mankind?
God. The man himself. The big guy upstairs.
This is a month for the celebration of faith, of family, of friends. To be grateful for each and every little blessing we have... which brings up one of my favorite Bing Crosby songs
Counting Your Blessings
So for this beautiful month, a month where I'm blessed to celebrate a new book release!!!!
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I want to wish you all a beautiful holiday season, a blessed Christmas, and a peace-filled, prayer-filled Advent. But with the demands and expectations we put on ourselves, a peace-filled prayer-filled December is tricky, isn't it? So here are some ideas for simplifying things: Ring some bells for charity. This has become a family tradition and look how our group has grown! Isn't that cool? In the beginning it was just me, then me and Mandy and Beth, and now whole families join in and every year I'm reminded of how inhospitable our winter weather is here in Western New York.
Read a story to cute little kids or big kids... we all love stories and hot cocoa!
And prayer, of course. Where would we be without the simple gift of prayer?
I love this season of preparation. Now that I'm not exactly young and possibly have gained a tiny measure of wisdom, I love to get the busyness done in November... and take December for me, for prayer, for baking, for smiling and watching sappy movies. To go to kids' concerts, to take part in little lives.
We are blessed to be part of the celebration, but even more to be part of the preparation. And may the work of our hands bless our time on this earth. Merry Christmas to all of you, and because we love giving presents away during this Advent season, I've got copies of my newest Love Inspired, a delightful 2-in-1 just released for this holiday season and a Kindle copy of "Christmas at Star Inn" a wonderful anthology with Mary Connealy and Margaret Brownley. Three books... one winner. A special little package from me to you! Just leave a comment below... and tell us what you do to keep Jesus as the reason for the season?
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