Belated Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year is filled with joy, peace and love!

My family and I were out of town during Christmas.  We drove across the country!  We drove all the way from the South Carolina to Arizona to visit my hubby's mother, who is suffering with dementia.  We wanted to be able to be with her for a little while she still remembers us.

We had a great trip seeing America and visiting with our extended family for Christmas.  We saw swamps, prairie, forests, hill country, mountains and desert - whew!  And we saw the license plates of 40 states in the US as well as 2 states of Mexico and 1 Canadian province!

I took along a book called Meditations with Julian of Norwich and enjoyed reading some in it every day.

Here are some things from that book that spoke to my heart:

"My own sin will not hinder the working of God's goodness."

"God does not want us to be burdened because of sorrows and tempests that happen in our lives, because it has always been so before miracles happen."

"Just as the joyful Trinity created all things out of nothing, so also this same blessed Trinity will make well all that is not well."

"Our good Lord answered all my doubts and questions by saying with full energy, 'I can make all things well, I know how to make all things well, I will make all things well.  And you will see with your own eyes that every kind of thing will be well.'  God wants us to be enclosed in these words restfully and peacefully."

May His grace and love just enfold us all and carry us along in peace and happiness in this coming year and forever!
May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14