So last week I posted a video sharing my overwhelming excitement as we were on our way to purchase our first live Christmas tree in over 10 years. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to my perfect plan....here's the story and what it taught me about maintaining Christmas joy.
It was a cold Friday night and I was snuggled up under a blanket watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. (Yeah, Fridays are wild for this single gal) Even though I thought I was going to just relax and enjoy, the Holy Spirit had one last little piece of heart healing to do before we really started to enjoy the holidays. You see last week I shared how over the top excited Jamie and I are about Christmas this year, and it is so ridiculously true. Yet, there was still one small ar
So this year there is a fresh excitement surging through the Holden house. We are excited about Christmas! And I don't mean just a little excited. I mean we are over the top, counting the days until we can put up the tree, buying Christmas pajamas in October, chomping at the bit for the leaves to come down so we can decorate outside, over the top overjoyed about the holidays. And I have to tell you This. Is. A. MIracle. Seriously. This is a new feeling. You see, over the pa
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my many years of walking with Jesus, it’s that life is a journey. Even though quite often you never know where it’s going to lead, whenever you give Jesus full control over your life it’s almost a guarantee that it will never be boring and rarely be stagnant. It's always an adventure. Today I am excited to share with you an exciting new part of my journey and the journey of 4One Ministries. After months of prayer, seeking advice from tr
Several years had passed….and yet here I was, in the same place, standing in almost the same spot where I’d previously experienced one of the most painful incidents in my life. They say that if a memory is combined with emotion it is etched in the brain forever. Given the feeling of fear, devastation, and emotional pain that made me feel like I couldn’t breathe, I doubt I will ever forget that day. And yet here I was…returning to the scene of the crime and THE PAIN WAS GONE