I am a rookie blogger. Feeling afraid to take this risk, but hearing Aslan whisper "Courage, dear heart", I move ahead. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and can be a deep thinker but I really don't take myself too seriously. I am so excited about life and all I am learning. I long to share with anyone who wants to join with me on this journey. Hope you visit often!
Special Bunny and Christmas Spirit
It’s amazing to me when I look back, how there were so many times where I see God’s hand in my life. Even though I
didn’t know God very well, he sure knew me.
saw the movie It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Twice. I highly
recommend it. There were some scenes where Mr. Rogers talked about the
importance of remembering what is was like to be a child and to remember that
special childhood toy. It really got me thinking.
Chad asked if anyone had a special Christmas story or Christmas memory from
their own life they could share.This got me thinking again and here
is the result.
Special Bunny and Christmas Spirit
upon a time there was a little girl who lived with her mom and dad and lots of
older brothers and sisters. One day when she was 2 years old the little
girl met a very special bunny while she was out shopping with her mom. Much to
mom’s surprise Special Bunny had decided to come live with them and he was
discovered all snuggled in the stroller with Little Girl when they arrived
how that came to be is another story.... and I might add there was never any
proof or charges laid.
Bunny and Little Girl were best of friends for many, many years.
those years a great sadness fell over Little Girl and her family. Everyone
loved the best they could, and tried the best they could but the family broke
apart and it was a very dark and scary time.
Little Girl was 9 years old, she went to live with her dad and one sister. With
no mom, and a dad who was often away on business trips, Sister, who was not
very old herself, had to be very responsible. She went to school and took care
of the house and she had to take care of Little Girl. Sister carried a heavy
burden and sometimes felt afraid.
Christmas, Christmas Spirit came. Little Girl decided she wanted to give Jesus
a present, it was his birthday after all. But it had to be a very special
present. Nothing was more special than Special Bunny! On Christmas eve Little
Girl carefully wrapped Special Bunny and gently placed him under the tree. She
knew and believed with all her heart that Special Bunny would not be there in
Christmas morning Little Girl didn’t even notice the abundance of toys that
Santa brought. All she saw was Special Bunny, still wrapped, still under the
tree. Her heart sank and she felt very disappointed. Didn’t Jesus want his
present?! Sister had not been aware of Little’s Girl’s plan and so didn’t know
what to do or how to comfort her. That’s when Christmas Spirit gave Sister a
message for Little Girl.
have a message for you Little Girl,” Sister said. “Jesus loves his present very
much. He says it’s the best present ever but Special Bunny loves you and would
miss you terribly. Special Bunny needs you. So would you please take care
of Special Bunny for me? Always remember how much l love Special Bunny, I
love your present and how much I love YOU!”
Spirit is real. Christmas Spirit takes us out of ourselves and carries our
burdens. Christmas Spirit is light in the dark, scary places. Christmas
Spirit is comfort in the painful places. Christmas Spirit is with us and for us.
is Jesus. Emmanuel God with us.
Girl is Grandmother now. She still has Special Bunny and she still has the
memories. But even better she has Jesus. Her and Sister both have Jesus
and Jesus has them!
A Letter to My Younger Self. This has been a thing the last few years. Articles and books have been written and songs have been song.
I never paid much attention or got into the letter for my younger selftrend. Things happen, or don't. You live, you learn. You move on. Why would I spend the time doing that exercise when there are barely enough hours in a day as is? Until recently.
Mark 12:30-31 - This verse has been on my heart for months. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Love your neighbour as yourself. The 2 Greatest commands from Jesus. There is no greater than these.
Everything else should fall into place if we could only do these. I want to give God every area of my life. I want to serve him with every area of my life. This also includes self care because he created me. This is what I want to share about today.
I think 4 different ways are mentioned because as humans we are divided into those 4 different parts.
We are emotional, …
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Suddenly, unexpectedly gone.
The next morning was Canada Day and one of the main reasons why we were on vacation. Less than 24 hrs later. A full day of festivities planned with the grandkids. How could Canada Day go on? I know Paul would have wanted me to celebrate Canada Day as he was very patriotic and especially to enjoy my grandkids as he adored his own. But it should be cancelled. Couldn't we just stop a minute or at least press pause? Don't they (all of Canada) know how wrong this is?! Walking through crowds of people with my brain in a fog, I try to stay in the moment and grounded as I watch them sway to the band, cheer on the parade and joyfully play bean bag toss. The bean bags fly through the air in slow motion. At …