Friday, December 23, 2011


Good morning to all!

Well, Christmas is just 2 days away!!

I must admit, this has been a tougher season for me than usual.
Just have had a hard time 'finding that Christmas spirit' this year.

However, this has been a Very rough year. There just has been A Lot of health difficulties with family and friends, deaths, family member child custody, traveling a lot of a family member, the 'appearance of an estranged family member', caring for a post surgical VERY difficult family member (sadly is my mom) who has Narcissistic Borderline Personality Disorder, and several other mental issues.

Much more has also gone on, too much to even begin to detail here.
Suffice it to say? It has been a rough year that I am grateful to bid goodbye to ??!!

I have spent most of it on a spiritual roller coaster ride, sadly. Spent more time feeling frustrated and kinda angry at the Lord, to be honest?!

As we approach this season of His birth? I am finding myself reflecting a bit more, thinking a Lot more on how to move forward WITH HIM, standing right beside me , guiding and helping and strengthening me to do this battle called life!!

It is rarely easy? But how much harder do we make it when we allow it to work against us if we forget that we have an Almighty Savior that loves us and wants to do our battles not just beside us!?! But For Us!!!!!

I am thankful that this baby was born in this world! This Savior of mine!
'For into us a child is born'.........

This Child who became God in the Flesh and died for our sins.

I am Sooooo very thankful for Christ , my Savior! Thankful that thru it ALL, my doubts, my fears, my good days and not good days........He loves me, He forgives me and He stands beside me at All times!!!!

No matter what your life has been like, no matter what you may be facing now?? Believe me that Brenda and I 'get it'. Chances are we have or are been there too!

Join with us this holiday season as we begin anew and afresh. We desire a brand new season with our Lord. A new season of a stronger walk with Him!

We are so blessed to have in our hearts this Baby Jesus!!
If you don't know Him, please take the time this Christmas to search your heart for this baby born of a virgin, who came to take on the sins of mankind.

SO very thankful that He did!!!

Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!

Hugs and Blessings,


  1. Nice blog, Linda :) I love the quilt background.

    I hope you have a better, smoother year in 2012. Life is certainly hard sometimes. It helps us to look forward to Christ's return, doesn't it? My favorite verse is Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." When we are going through tough times, it is sometimes hard to think "this is for my good?!?", but God is in control and He sees the bigger picture.

    Hope you are having a sweet day :)



  2. Susan,
    Romans 8:28 is one of my favorites as well and has reminded me often of His love for me and what's best for me! I am so very thankful for a Savior who loves and understands us!!
    I too look forwar to His returning!!!

    Thank you for 'stopping by' and sharing greetings!

    May you both enjoy a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!!

    Hugs and Blessings ,