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  • Writer's pictureLinda Thomson

Gather! "They Weren't Prepared But God Was..." and This Christmas Make Listening the Gift

-Encouragement for Every Reason & Season-


As God orchestrated every footstep that took Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem author Bonnie Gray ponders, "Mary and Joseph didn't have family and friends to help them with their new baby. No warm meals brought in or grandparents to lend a helping hand...


"They weren't prepared but God was."


Whatever today or tomorrow may surprise us with or whatever holiday emergency or heartbreak awaits us God is prepared and He will meet us there, carry us, comfort us and orchestrate our steps too.


Oh, weary heart rejoice and celebrate this season of joy!


Click here to come home to Christmas with this simple gift - "Make Listening the Gift!"


"Listening is a generous gift; it is an act of love."


In A Home to Keep: DIY! I share with you 3 great Christmas gift ideas. The first being a Christmas Stocking Full of Hope. "A few years back things looked a little bleak, said my girlfriend Lynn. "I’d had some medical emergencies that landed me in a rehab place for over a year. As Christmas approached I longed for the comforts of my own home. And then a Christmas Stocking Full of Hope arrived... Click here for the rest of the story and the directions to make a darling miniature easel with a personalized picture canvas and an easy framing idea - see what I did with a vintage linen!


Consider it Done: Christmas!



Creating precious and lasting memories is the best gift of all. Gift a “Christmas Mystery Trip IOU” inside a vintage suitcase. It can be for your kids- small or grown up, or for your grand darlings. It would be a great couple's gift! Click here for the details along with directions to make this cute Christmas postcard, perfect for a quick thank you!





"Mary's life was interrupted and forever changed by her interaction with the angel Gabriel, and her words forever changed our lives as well: “May it be to me as you have said." Dayspring


May you be surprised by the joy He brings in unexpected places and may you be filled with hope, joy and renewed faith.


From my home to yours, Linda





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