Merry Christmas! We were delighted to spend an unexpected Christmas morning with our good family friends the Ritcheys.
They were so sweet to take us in and even gifted us with Christmas stockings and presents. It reminded me of how meaningful it is when someone takes you into their family for Christmas when you have no where to go. I admit that I sometimes get protective over sacred family holiday time and this travel diversion was just what I needed to remind me of part what Christmas is about--compassion, giving and sharing.
This weekend was also rich in spiritual reminders that the love of God never changes, that with him we can have a new-beginning each day if we need it. Grace is a new beginning. Christmas is a new beginning. Jesus is the way to new beginning.