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Creating New Life

Our CFW 2019 Theme was a Year to Create with a tag line #whatwillyoucreate. Throughout the year, prayerfully you have “created” space for family, friends and above all, God, in your life. Whatever this year has thrown at you, prayerfully, you have felt God with you in every step of the way.

This year is ending with new life in our family after 2018 being a year of much loss. Our second son now has his first child—a beautiful baby girl!! A baby girl in a family of soooo many boys!! We are thrilled with this new chapter of new life, new creation, new birth! And how appropriate that this new birth happen at this season of Jesus’ birth!

Our new addition to our family, Clara Mae, is a reminder that life is all around us. Life is happening in the here and now. We must seize the opportunities that “birth” themselves right before our eyes!

You may be looking at something new that has entered your life and it’s not looking like you thought it should. Do you have preconceived ideas that are limiting you to see the amazing opportunity to “create” that is staring you in the face? You may have to decide to let go of what you thought things should look like and embrace what lies ahead as an adventure in creating a life full of love, happiness and peace.

See, Jesus is THE KING OF KINGS but when He came as that tiny baby, it really threw off the religious people! They couldn’t accept that their Messiah was coming in such a vulnerable and unassuming form as a baby in a manger.

Let’s choose to be accepting of the things that come our way as a challenge to create God desired spaces in every season of our lives. As we are learning this month—Hope is for Everyone—but Hope is a choice and sometimes we have to actively seek Hope. As we ready ourselves to close out this year and welcome a New Year, let me leave you with this thought--#whatwillyoucreate?

Merry Christmas and may God’s peace be with you!!


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