Isnâ€™t she lovely??!?!?! Of course the kid is, but I donâ€™t know about the get-up. My wife and daughter think itâ€™s to die for. I donâ€™t know! I donâ€™t think I understand a lot of the hoopla surrounding Christmas. I do know this. If your life is in a good season when Christmas rolls around, it makes a great time to celebrate with family and friends. But if youâ€™re going through painful struggles, or youâ€™ve recently lost someone you love deeply, this season can multiply the pain geometrically.
I have just posted our Lifestream Christmas greeting on the website. It is called The Two Faces of Christmas, and we hope it encourages you however you find life facing you in this season. We are so blessed by all the connections that Father has given us in his incredible kingdom and are so grateful for all of you who have touched our lives this past year. May God overwhelm you with his grace and joy, in whatever you might be going through in this season of your life, and lead you ever closer to his heart.
In an unrelated note, I have on good authority that a new chapter in the Jake Colsen story has just been posted at jakecolsen.com. The last chapter will be posted on Christmas day.