I had the recent privilege of being a guest blogger for a ministry that is very close to my heart. I am including the link below.
Our family has been through a slew of transitions lately, one of them is described in the blog below. What I thought would be a thoughtful, contemplative, restful Christmas, full of writing advents and making memories turned into anything but. I found myself giggling at the thought that I wanted to write about the night when Joseph and Mary showed up in Bethlehem with no one to take them in, while God had other plans. His idea? He wanted to show me the reality of it when my son, daughte-in-love and my grand baby suddenly, and unexpectedly needed to move in with us.
Isn’t it like God? We want the pretty, the fluff, the easy, and He says, “No, this is what is was really like, should you REALLY want to know.” We want the Beautiful, and He shows us how to find the beauty in the midst of the messy, the chaotic, the scary.
He is REAL and Wonderful in allowing us to truly know, love and walk with Him, if we are only willing-and open.
So, when you drive by our home and notice us doing driveway gymnastics as we try to manage maneuvering five cars down our already complicated driveway, lift up and prayer and a praise for us. A prayer that we will be faithful in the midst of the sometimes uncomfortable, and a praise that we are learning to see the beauty of God outside of our comfort zone.
Love you all and wishing you all a most blessed and beautiful 2019!