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Well folks it’s been fun in 2015 hasn’t it?  I mean we have laughed and shook heads in agreement with Honesty Days, touched base with God in the God’s Grace posts, and walked through grieving another death.

I hope that in my Music to my Ears posts you found yourself dancing while reading, enjoyed some awesome stories about adoption, but most of all I hope my writing inspired you.  Inspired you to do whatever God was leading you to do.  Whether it be through an act of kindness, pray with another, speak of His truth to others, or start a new adventure!  I’m so very glad you have joined me in every aspect of the journey.

I’ve written many times about connecting with others.  I know that between us is some sort of device, but I hope that my words have touched you in a way that has brought you joy.  Writing about my life experiences is a way for me to grow, help others, and deal with whatever is at hand.  I feel fortunate to be able to write in a blog setting.

Does this sound like a good bye?  Well,  don’t worry, I’m not. I’m just taking an extended vacation to focus on family, the holidays, and create a new space for us to meet.  I do have an upcoming very special post in December, just one.  Of course it has to do with #pfwg44thbirthday and you will see if I made my goals!

I pray that your Christmas season is a joyous one and that it holds the true meaning of it all.  Jesus Christ.  May you take time to watch the little ones play, sing, and be silly.  May you see the glimmer in your spouse’s/significant other’s eyes once again, and watch the adult children’s life unfold before you.  Hug and kiss the family too much and eat the good food that has been provided for you, and TAKE PICTURES!  Take moments to be generally kind to the clerk at the store, the elderly one, the ones less fortunate, and the ones alone this holiday season.

May we all encompass Christ’s love and share it too much!  God bless you and I will see you in a few weeks!

Grace is a gift,

Juli

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Christmas Day Story


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Whatever I would write today wouldn’t hold to the precious story of why we celebrate Christmas.  If you aren’t familiar with the story you can find it in various parts of the Bible, for instance in Matthew 1: 18-2:12. If you do not have one, click the link on Matthew.

This incredible story includes so many things.  Honesty, vulnerable feelings, hardship, joy, struggle, witnessing, faith, true love, and so much more.  Certain parts could be something pulled from current times, a young girl realizing her fate is to become pregnant prior to marriage, a man that felt broken by the acts of his bride to be, and a gift that no one will ever top.

Mary a young girl, visited by an angel became the servant of our Lord.  She did not doubt. She had the role of raising and being the ultimate Mother to the Savior.

Joseph, her husband to be, although deeply hurt was going to quietly divorce her, but after being visited by an angel became a father to a child that was not his own.  He protected and provided for his family as best he could, he listened to the Lord, and safety was found.

Jesus Christ an infant that held so much for us, the poor miserable sinner.  He became the King we needed then and still do on this day so many years later.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ today let’s remember a very important and true fact.  The word became flesh and Jesus Christ was sent to save us all.  A gift that is still giving today and you can take this gift and accept him into your heart.  It is there for the taking.

May you have a very Merry CHRISTmas.

Grace is  a gift,

Julie