It was such a surprise.
One year ago, heading into 2019, I really had no special plans. I knew we’d do Mantours and that my new book would come out in the Spring. Other than that, I expected the year to follow our usual routine.
And then God interrupted.
I’ll never forget the morning that Jamie told me about the strange dream he had. In the dream, were just about to close on a new house when the Holy Spirit stopped him with a list of reasons that we should sta
It was the ‘perfect Christmas’.
Well, maybe not for Mary. I think it's fair to say that things weren’t exactly turning out the way she imagined when the angel told her that she was the virgin chosen by God to bring the Messiah into the world. (Actually, even that was pretty unexpected. Who’d have thought her???)
After months with Elizabeth, and Joseph’s encounter with God that led to their marriage, Mary probably thought things were going to quiet down just a little.
So last week, we talked about the fact that not all holidays come with a guaranteed Christmas movie happy ending. One of the biggest areas where this is true is in the area of relationships.
Setting aside the fantasy, here’s the truth: no matter what Christmas movies say, not all relationships will be healed by Christmas. Angry people don’t magically become kind. Grudges and disagreements don’t melt away like falling snow. Not every Grinch’s heart will grow three s