PC: The Nativity Story, the movie
It was an experiment last year; I wanted to see if I could write every day for a month. In the end, I could chalk the experiment up as successful, but more so, the spiritual and personal benefits were immeasurable.
It was known as From Thanks 2 Giving, "a Thanksgiving-to-Christmas dubsmash of musings, devotions and praise." Topics ranged from the Incarnation to Christmas memories, from heart-tugging commercials to the hymnody of the season, from Christmas stories to biblical encouragement. Dredging deep into a heart that had been layered with cynicism and despair over the torture Christmas has gone through in the past decades, the Lord emptied the memory vault and refired the sensory receptors, ushering me through a season seen with new eyes and experienced with a revitalized enthusiasm. I loved Christmas for the first time in years -- the whole season, every bit of it, every color, every tradition, every sensation. And it seemed like every day, the Lord was opening my eyes to His masterful and loving plan of redemption through the event that we now know to be the Incarnation, the intersection of linear and abstract, the day spiritual warfare came to earth.
As the season of joy rolls around this year, I want to focus on Jesus, the greatest Gift of all, and how in Him we have received an abundance of treasures in spiritual and material ways. With Jesus we have a new family; with Jesus we have the gift of faith; with Jesus we see the majestic sovereignty of God; and so on.
So, starting on December 1, keep your eyes open for what's happening at
Laura Miller aka mrsdkmiller
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Her March Isn't Over
Across the River
When God Pries My Fingers Off My Children
Life's Defining Moments
To the Christian Wife Who Berated Her Husband in Front of My Daughter
Zeal and Grace in France
An Unconventional Love Story
Seeing What's in Front of Our Eyes
Remembering Why I Called You Hannah
Love Your Sister.
Because He Came Home
Go Valiantly! A Prayer for New Homeschooling Moms
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