Christmastime is filled with celebration and joy. We blare the peppy Christmas tunes, indulge in our favorite treats, and decorate our homes to the hilt with twinkling lights and garland. But beneath all the festivity, you might be experiencing feelings that aren’t so merry and bright. Sometimes, the holiday season can dig up buried hurts…
God is a patient teacher. He doesn’t grow weary of me when I grow weary, or become irritated with me when I’m irritated. His love and grace are constant even on my worst days.
We all have unfulfilled longings and questions in this life. Author Christine Hoover reminds us in her book "Searching For Spring" that there is beauty to be found even in the hard places.
Weakness is not something to cower from or cover up. Weakness is something to embrace for the sake of Christ.
Your reality may be beyond what you can bear this December, but it’s not beyond the capable hands of our loving Father.
It’s a scientific fact that humans are always talking to ourselves. (Scientists call this “self-talk.”) We talk to ourselves more than we talk to anyone else. Sometimes we’re our own cheerleader, talking ourselves into doing something difficult. Other times the conversation going on in our head is negative and destructive. On days you're lonely or discouraged, what do you tell yourself?
To each of you in various seasons I offer a word of hope, knowing my words will not lift any burdens or remove any pain, but praying they will turn your gaze heavenward and point you to Jesus who can and will.