I grew up without religion. This is not to say my parents didn’t believe in God, because they do. We just didn’t go to church as a family. Ever. Should my parent’s have done anything differently?
One Nation, Under God…
Our newly inaugurated President Trump, seems to always ends his addresses to the public with these powerful words, “Thank you, may God Bless you, and God Bless America.”
I find myself both grateful and hopeful that we have a leader that places God back into our great nation. There was a time that we were made to feel that God wasn’t important or or even invited into the administrative decisions and actions being made and I’m glad this is no longer the case. President Trump reminds us to trust in God and I personally find that very comforting.
I would like to share a prayer for our nation with you. May you find as much peace and comfort through these words, as I have:
It’s a miracle that my son, Ryan, hasn’t driven me insane. Or, maybe he has and I’m just the last to know. I will say, if he drives his RC car over my foot one more time today, that might be what finally does the trick. Of course I’m kidding. I do, however, want to think about miracles for a minute.
The biggest and best miracle I can think of during the end of Advent Season is, of course, Mary’s Immaculate Conception of Jesus. What a mystery this event is, but what an undeniable blessing! I can only imagine the turmoil Mary and Joseph encountered over the upheaval of their personal lives. It makes me wonder if they considered it such a blessing at the time. I would like to think that since there were Angels involved, they truly did consider themselves fortunate.
The birth of Jesus was not only a miraculous gift bestowed just to Mary and Joseph. This little miracle was to be shared with us all. The angels and saints rejoiced at His birth. They sang hymns of great joy and happiness. The birth of Jesus is the greatest miracle of all times.
We were not fortunate to be able to be there for the birth of Jesus, nor were we able to participate in his upbringing. But, we are still privileged to know him because the good news of our Lord has been passed down, or shared if you will, through the Bible. He lives on through the stories we hear, the songs we sing, the traditions we keep.
Today, in our everyday lives, we encounter little miracles. Some we miss, some are obvious. All are blessings in disguise. Here is a short list of miracles I can think of off the top of my head: [Read more…]
Oh my, where to start? The message today…REJOICE!!!
The bible says to rejoice in the fact that Jesus was born for us, saved us from all our sins, and will come again. If you’ve read any of my prior posts, you know that I like to not only reflect on what this means for my future, but what the reading means to me today.
Be thankful for all of your blessings.
I have been blessed with wonderful children. I love spending time with them, watching them flourish. I love to share in their accomplishments and enjoy sharing little pieces of their days with them. I love how creative their minds are and how much they enjoy each other (most of the time). [Read more…]
Holiday greetings to you my friend!
Another week has flown by in this time of holiday preparations. I’ve been super busy, not only getting the decorations done in the house, but putting together my Christmas Home Tour to share here with you. It’s been a little crazy but I did take time to appreciate the reason for the season, as I suggested last week and I hope you did, too. 😉
Today marks the beginning of the second week of Advent. This week, I’m thinking about taking my anticipation of Christmas a little further. In my journey of preparing for Christ’s birth, I’m preparing my self.
This week, I’m looking a little closer at my own life. Self-examination is a must.
Want to join me?
Let’s self examine!
In other words, we need to look at ourselves and try to work on areas of our lives that could be improved upon. I always strive to be a better person today than I was yesterday. We are, however, only human and can only do our best. We are never perfect, but we can strive to do better.
What does it mean to “make straight His paths”? [Read more…]