I love the quiet moments of the Christmas season. But at 4AM yesterday as I soothed a coughing toddler, and scrolled Pinterest for freezer meal plans as we prepare for Connor's birth in a few moths, I thought about how little silence was likely found in that first Christmas experience.
Giving thanks to God for His acts of love in this woman's life made Luke 7 into a testimony, not just a story. Even thinking about it now, I'm brought to tears and I want to dance at the same time. Her son was dead and Jesus brought him back to life! I recently read a book that sparked this same sense of biblical reality. In Talking To Jesus, Jeannie Blackmer flips the script on Bible stories.
Marriage is as incredible as it is hard. I've been thinking about this for months as Jared and I face trying circumstances together, prepare for a book launch, and just navigate regular daily life. I've had many days where I could use a little pick-me-up, and it's been amazing to see how God uses a short message from a friend or a few minutes with Him to revive my spirit. So with that inspiration in mind, I've been working on a fun new project!