Christ is Christmas

It is nearing Christmas and I cannot seem to gather any get-up-and-go to write a post.  It just is hard this year.  It is not that I am avoiding Christmas as I am NOT!  I revere the birth of Christ, my Savior.  I am celebrating Him with each day.  I just can’t seem to write a whole post.  So I shall not.  Just a bit this day! 


I hope to be back here more steadily in 2019.  I pray that I walk in obedience to the call of God.  


As most of you know, life has taken a huge turn.  The death of Kenneth, my husband of twenty-five years, changed everything.  I am handling life fairly well.  I seek God at most every turn and with each step.  I need Him and He is with me.  He has never left me not forsaken me…and He won’t.  I went to visit my sisters in August in California.  This past month, I went to see Kenneth’s sisters, one in the Houston area, one in Southern Alabama.  I was gone for two weeks driving all the way.  I spent two hours each week for 13 weeks at GriefShare, a wonderful caring, biblically-based grief group with a leader and co-facilitators, a workbook and video series, along with discussion and sharing.  I am also becoming more involved in my new church, in Bible study, meeting so many precious people. 


As I grieve, both inwardly and outwardly, I am being healed from the inside-out.  I thank my God for His grace and His mercy.  This is a process and probably a long one!  I thank each of you for praying for me, for loving me, and for caring about me.  Many of your comments and private messages have blessed me so.  Thank you, sweet friends. 

I wish you each a Christmas filled with the love and peace of our Savior, Christ Jesus. 

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 
Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even
for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
  Isaiah 9:6-7

Merry Christmas





5 thoughts on “Christ is Christmas

  1. I was reading your post from two Christmases ago, on joy. I picked your link from an Elisha Epperson post. Then went to this, your most recent post and learned of your loss. I don’t even know you and my heart just cried for you. I think you really remind me of my mom who lost her husband almost 5 years ago. Grief really is a journey and I’m so glad to hear of all the support you are receiving and the groups you are engaging with. That is exactly how the Lord healed us too. GriefShare is an amazing program. I really admire all the mature Christian woman blogs. You have so much wisdom and experience to share with everyone. Your kindness really shows through your words among many other beautiful qualities. God bless you and thank you for continuing to write as God prompts you.

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    • Bless you, Liz, for writing these words to me tonight. As Christmas draws closer this journey seems harder for the right-now. I draw near to Him and He draws near to me. Thank you, new friend and sister in the Lord.


  2. Dear Linda,
    I am so thankful that you are listening to the Lord as He calls you, and taking time to just be during the holidays, and through these days. I pray that the Lord will bring you sweet caring gifts that are straight from His heart to yours. And I pray that you will know what a blessing you are, as you walk this path with Jesus, and share your heart here with us.

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  3. Dear Linda,
    Even when you write a shorter post,it is filled with grace. I’m so glad you were able to make those visits and that Grief share and bible studies have been helpful. I keep you in my prayers especially during the holidays. Your faith is encouraging and inspiring to me. Sending a hug and love ❤

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