“It’s better to give than to receive.” Chances are, you’ve heard this phrase at some point since December 1st. While this popular adage is a true and good reminder of selflessness, might I offer a different thought for reflection?
The best thing we can do this Christmas is receive. Hear me out. We can’t give what we don’t have. If Immanuel doesn’t reign in our hearts, how can we offer Him to others? If our souls are not filled with grace (God’s very life!) how can we be con
Days so long and nights too short A trying season it has been,
Demands of every moment Leave me weary and stretched thin. As my head hits the pillow,
With a prayer sweet sleep arrives,
Seems only just a minute
Till I wake to love’s small cries. Love beckons in the children
Love beckons in the chores, Love beckons in each gift-of-self
Each call to offer more. What do I find in that place,
Where nerves and wits are at an end?
That surrender to His holy will
Offers more th
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