1. Beautiful story of Jesus redeeming Christmas all over again! Blessings to you, Janet! XO

    1. Hi Liz! Thank you – we have so much to celebrate this season – Merry Christmas to you and yours. May it be richly blessed.

  2. Thank you, Janet — and your words also reminded me of the importance of freeing our adult children to celebrate Christmas, unshackled from our family traditions and free to incorporate the old and fold in the new.
    Manger scenes all year long . . . sounds lovely!

    1. Thank you Michele! You are so right about adult children and watching the process of them making their own family traditions has been sweet! Stepping out and sitting back and enjoying. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Beautiful testimony, Janet. My love-language is also time. Love the way God met you in that emptiness and gave you fullness. Thanks for sharing, Janet and Rachel. 🙂 Merry Christmas to y’all.

    1. and Merry Christmas to you too Brenda! Thanks for reading. I think most of us share the love language of time. It is a precious gift to give and to receive.

  4. Janet thank you for sharing with such transparency. May God bring you joy and comfort this Christmas. Thank you for reminding us that our God always does a new work in our lives, yes, even from our brokenness. Blessings!

    1. Thank you for reading Joanne! It’s been a journey of discovering a deep, new love of our Savior. Blessings and a Merry Christmas to you and yours this season!

  5. I know your words here will touch many hearts and give hope for the future.
    The gift of time is so much better and the memories will last a lifetime. You are so brave! Love this!

  6. Thanks Janet for sharing,it came just as I was feeling sorry for myself for always being alone at Christmas, never had the privilege of decorating a family Christmas tree as separation came a year after marriage.
    And at Christmas time I only put up a brave face for all. Thanks for affirmming again the great love of God Almighty despite all

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