One of my favorite times of the year is singing Silent Night a cappella on Christmas Eve.We were blessed to have many new faces around our table this Christmas Eve.  Honestly, I didn’t know how many people were coming, but there is always room for one more.  

Max was super excited to get a string of lights from Silas for Christmas.


Lydia spent hours upon hours creating Harry Potter items for Adie’s American Girl dolls.  She did a fantastic job. And just when I think my life can’t be any crazier, I walk into the girl’s room to find Adie hanging from her new hammock from Grandpa and Grandma.   

My favorite part of the evening was when we handed out gifts to everyone at our home.  Most of our guests had no idea that we were doing this.  One man said he has been here 6 years and never received a Christmas present. This was his very first gift here.  It made my heart ache a little, but then I was so thankful for the gift of grace to be here and see his face when we gave him a gift.

And so in giving, I am richly blessed and my life is full of many good things in Jesus, my King.

Merry Christmas!