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Right around Thanksgiving, I make a big pot of tea and reread all the poems in my journal. Inevitably, it ends up being a commentary on the year itself. I’ve been following this practice since 2002, and believe me, the poems say more than I could in a thousand pages of journaling.
Christmas: Little children light up with a glow of excitement when the word is mentioned. The word itself has become a season all its own. But why is it that the word “Christmas” stirs in our hearts a longing for gathering together and rejoicing?
Even if our movements change and our tasks shift, the GIVING of our FATHER is always a constant. He has more to give us than just another way of coping. He is to be depended upon and will bless our days - painful or whole - with GIFTS of His choosing, always with GOOD in mind.
There is more fear now, more uncertainty. It takes courage to release control. How can we shift what fear infiltrated into peace and joy again?
What factors fight against our grace-motivated effort to tame our tongues and speak graciously in conversations? A devotional and a poem.
Your suffering is an opportunity to show them how faith brings joy and perseverance when life hurts. Pray for Wisdom.