Unfamiliar territory

This is my favorite time of the year as we await to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We have heard countless times the story of Mary and her baby being born in a manger. This story fills your heart as you hear of the many miracles that were performed during that time. It is amazing to learn about the coming of our Savior, for He is the reason we all have so much faith in this miraculous time that we are preparing for. No matter what maybe going on, whether good or bad when you stop and think about all there is to be thankful for, it will bring you to a place of gratitude. Many of us can say we have not been to this unfamiliar place of Bethlehem where Jesus was born. However if we can only imagine this place during that time it will be a sight to see. To me this place would be serene and peaceful. This type of place we don’t get to bask in often. So during this time when faced with a challenge, stop and think about that place that is so unfamiliar such as Bethlehem. ┬áIt will bring you back to why we celebrate during this time the miraculous birth that changed so many lives.

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season.




With Christmas and New Years not long away, we feel the pressure to get our to-do list completed. The hustle and bustle of going to the store and picking up last minute items can be a lot to handle. We feel excited with the smell of our Christmas trees and holiday scents. However somethings will never change, but others I beg to differ.

After retrieving the holiday decorations from the storage, I realized some of the decor was still in tact. However after shopping I could not help but to retrieve some new items. Although purchasing these new decorations did not hinder me from using the past items, it only helped to bring a little more sparkle for the holidays.

In light of the holidays there is so much that goes along with this season. Needless it is more than anything that we can purchase from any store. This is a gift that will bring hope, joy, peace and love that we can receive more than anything we could ever imagine. Throughout the year there is so much that takes place that we can get taken out of focus. However the gift that we will all receive is something unforgettable and timeless. During this time we reminisce about the year and holidays past. However, one thing we will not forget is the reason for this season.