Every Gift

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

My dad’s special talent for wrapping presents

I’ve always loved this verse and during the holidays it seems to be everywhere.Yet somehow I’m always a bit puzzled by the ending. “…coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows?” I’ve often found myself wondering what this means, and how does it relate to

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God is bigger than fear

For as long as I can remember, I have avoided the news like the plague. At 4:00 on days where I’m free, I love watching Ellen Degeneres. She brings so much joy and laughter. But as soon as the hour ends and the 5:00 news starts – click, off goes the TV or the channel changes. I understand that some awareness of what is happening around me is good, but constantly bombarding myself with all the bad in the world only brings me sadness and fear.

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Taken Care Of

It is so crazy to me how God loves us so much and knows us so well that He gives us just what we need when we need to be taken care of.

Today marks a year for when my sweet grandpa left us as he was called home to be with the Lord. Coming up to this day, I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel. Being at his bedside, watching him breathe his last was not an easy moment – and yet it was one

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How to Beat the Post-Christmas Blues

From the pages of my journal on Christmas Day…

Dearest Lord, with your take-on-flesh love for me…

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For this advent, for this perfect Christmas Day.

Thank you for your son, Jesus Christ, for your coming, for your story, your love story for me since the dawn of time.

Christmas, it comes with such longing, and I do long, I long for Christmas to go on and on.

This Christmas, for me, has been fought for, hoped for, prayed for. I’ve sought you, struggled,

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