Merry Christmas


In the five years since I started my blog three weeks is by far the longest I’ve gone with out saying something. Many changes are on the horizon that I’ll share with you soon.

Today, I’m sitting by the fire listening to Christmas carols and basking in the peace of my home. I’m also remembering years when Christmas didn’t feel like a blessing–when it was a day to summon all the strength and stoicism I could muster just to get through it because my attempt to ignore it had proven to be impossible. I’m thinking of those who may find themselves in a similar circumstance today and I’m sending up prayers for them.

Whether you’re one of the ones filled with the joy of the season or whether you’re holding back tears because it’s just hard right now, I pray an abundance of Christmas peace and blessing for you. Joy comes in the morning.

Merry Merry Christmas.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Thanks. I needed that today. Christmas is always bittersweet.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    1. And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours too, Lynda.

  2. I sense your heart of compassion and empathy in this post. Right now in our neighborhood, our church, and our own family there are many who are hurting.

    Merry Christmas to you and all the best (even the changes!) in the year ahead.

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