Remembering Trust

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We are now over two months into 2017 so I decided this would be a good time to remember and reinforce my theme word for the year. That word is trust.

In order to spend some time reflecting on and further cementing trust in my heart and life, I thought I’d write an acrostic for it. And if you chose a word for the year, why not write an acrostic of your own? Who knows what God might show us through this exercise? Here’s what I came up with. Hope it blesses you today!

Remember to Trust

Timing is God’s specialty so exercise faith and let him do his thing.

Rest in the knowledge that God knows the future and will bring about what is best.

Urge one another not to worry but to keep your eyes on the Lord.

Sing songs of praise and worship daily, expressing your faith out loud.

Take God at his word and believe in his promises.

If you didn’t choose a theme word for the year, I’d be happy to have you join me in focusing on trust. God may use it to comfort us or challenge us or more likely do both. And we can rest assured it will all be for our good.

“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10

*Besides writing an acrostic, what are some other ways we can reinforce our theme words?

*Flickr photo by Kansas Poetry (Patrick), Creative Commons License

A Little Christmas Warmth Giveaway!

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Friends, you know it’s not the Christmas season without some sort of holiday giveaway from me, right? As I’ve told you in years past, I love to play Santa and this year is no different. In fact, I can feel a Ho, Ho, Ho about to burst forth this very minute—and it’s only December 3rd!

With merry wishes for the warmth of the season to be yours, I give you the Little Christmas Warmth Giveaway! The winner of this cozy little giveaway will win a $15 gift card to Starbucks. Yummy, huh?

Just leave a comment on this blog post by 6 p.m (CST) next Wednesday Dec. 9, and I’ll announce the winner in my midweek post the next day. Any comment will do, but to make it more fun, tell me your favorite warm-me-up drink. Mine would have to be hot chocolate :)

As we warm up our chilled bodies this season with piping hot drinks, let’s not to forget to warm up our souls as well. Let’s carve out a few quiet moments each day to reflect on the glorious gift of our Savior’s birth. As we are touched anew by his great love, our souls will be filled with a true Christmas warmth that will naturally spill out onto others. What do you say? Let’s spread the warmth!

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

*Flickr photo by Glenn Waters ぐれんin Japan, Creative Commons License