You’re naughty this Christmas!
Just because you’re not happy with my letter you sent me an eye pad instead of iPad — and an angry one at that!
You think I’m gonna cry and pout? You think I’m gonna huhuhu while you’re enjoying your hohoho?
Good news — I had no bad feeling this Christmas. In fact, I have a feeling that this one will forever stay in my heart. It was so beautiful Santa — honoring Jesus on His day and being grateful for His presence all year through!
Anyhow, thank you still for the eye pad. You, the elves and the reindeers must be very tired by now. Have your 11 months rest!
Hoping that you got thank you letters as much as wish letters,
Got your wish this Christmas?
Knock knock…who’s there?…Rea…Rea who?…Reaching out to you!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Theresa…Theresa who?…Theresa way to be saved!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Sibyl…Sibyl who?…Sibylieve you are so loved!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Alan…Alan who?…Alangels are singing!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Ann…Ann who?…Annd a child will be born!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Judy…Judy who?…Judyte is on the 25th!
Knock knock…who’s there?…JMJ…JMJ who?.. Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Maggie…Maggie who?…Maggie with gift to the King!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Maricel…Maricel who?…Maricelebrate His birth!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Linda…Linda who?…Linda hand, touch Him!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Tisha…Tisha who?…Tishaliday give love!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Pat…Pat who?…Pat her in heaven, thank you!
Knock knock…who’s there?… Eric…Eric who?…Eric of my strength!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Deb…Deb who?…Debest to trust Him!
Knock knock…who’s there?…Sergio…Sergio who?..Are you Sergio don’t know me?
Friends this Christmas let’s knock on our own hearts.
I can pound mine with prayers when it won’t open!
Please pray for me, actually. Thanks much sooo!
That redhead imaginative optimistic chatterbox orphan is so lovable! She has limitless energy and dream big! Thanks to Lucy Maud Montgomery for writing Anne of Green Gables – I enjoyed it a lot, 102 years after its publication!
Why hasn’t anyone mentioned about that book when I was young? She could have been one of my best friends aside from Nancy Drew and Perry Mason. But then it’s not yet too late now — “I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Anne Shirley, as long as the sun and moon shall endure”. There Anne, I can be one of your best friends aside from Katie Maurice from behind the bookshelf, Violetta your echo and Diana Barry!
Thank you Theresa for mentioning Anne and for this comment, “Whenever believers make the wrong choice it makes their hearts sick and feel terrible pain”. This is so very Anne, don’t you think so? And isn’t this fitting too this Christmas when we might blame the feast on the table for making our heart and stomach sick?
Thank you Anne! My kiddos are happy for me — for the smile on my lips and the excitement in my eyes when I tell them about you — Ann with an ‘e’! And they tried to answer one of your questions too, “Which would you rather be if you had the choice — divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good”?
Can you answer the question easily without worry that you could be making the wrong choice?
20 days before your birthday, am I excited? No doubt! I am now preparing my gifts for you and I am sure You will love them — promise! I will be giving You the following awesome being (without their consent) yay!
1. Theresa. She can write and sing beautiful hymns for You!
2. Debbie, Linda, Ann and Eric. They can write poems and prose in praise of You!
3. Alan. He can direct a movie about You — move over Mel Gibson!
4. Soul Diary. To write the script of Your blockbuster movie for mankind!
5. Linda, Linda and Maricel. They will play big roles in Your movie. Please whisper to them who will be Mama Mary, Mary Magdalene and who’s in charge for setting the table for The Last Supper!
6. Sergio and Simon. They’re one of the faithful disciples!
7. JMJ. She will write the bestseller book version of Your movie!
8. Stef and Tisha. To read aloud to us the book with a smile. They’re really good at that — reading and smiling!
9. Treasure. For living up to her name!
10. Judith and Max. They will draw You. It’ll be fun!
11. Lynda. To write poem for you and encourage others for haiku!
12. Maggie, Pat and Amy. They are role models of the awesomeness of forgiveness!
13. Myself. For whatever use I can do.Want a hug from me? Because I want one from You!
I am excited to see Your big smile when You receive us wrapped in love!
What are you giving this Christmas?
Thank you for heeding the angel that you take Mary as your wife who’s already conceiving with Jesus. Thank you for protecting her on the way to Bethlehem and knocking on inns. Thank you for being considerate, faithful and loving husband!
Thank you for being Jesus’ earthly father, for being a good teacher, provider and builder. Truly you are a man of character who’s fit to be a family man. Thank you for treating Him like your own child – the child who will save us!
Thank you for the inspiration that you are to all men for loving, valuing and leading the family towards God.
I respect you deeply,
For all Dads who who love their kiddos and wives.
For all men who honor God.
You’re the man!
In 23 days you’ll give birth to baby Jesus. I know your worries since this is the first time you’ll be giving birth. I remember the first time I gave birth, I screamed a lot in pain and fear! The public hospital rejected me because they have an apprehension if they can handle me and my baby’s safety. So I have to gave birth in a clinic.
For the succeeding babies it became easier to give birth or should I say I knew better to tolerate the pains rather than scream! It might have gone easier but the pain in my heart got heavier each time. I have been trying to accept that for each truckload of joy there seemingly came with it a bundle of pain. Oops where I am now? Back to you Mary.
What I am trying to say is thank you for bearing all the pains so that we can have our Savior! Thank you for being an inspiration. When I feel so weak and in pain, I think of you. Of how strong and blessed you are because you know God is with you. With me too, right?
Take care now and I will be celebrating with you — with your mamahood!
For my Mama.
For all the Mamas who read this.
For all the women who know.
Oh God, I love these women