Preparing for Christmas

Dear Friends,

For the first couple of weeks after my wife, Bev, started her new and more powerful medication to treat her bone cancer, she had practically no side effects. All that changed last week. She broke out in a rash that is irritating. She vacillates between hot flashes and cold flashes. And I am writing this blog from the hospital where Bev is undergoing a sonogram to determine if she has a blood clot in her ankle.

News Flash: We just learned that she does not have a blood clot – thank our Lord!

We remain deeply grateful for your prayers for her healing. The Lord is completely able to completely heal her of cancer.

This is my favorite time of the year.

It’s a wonderful time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Times with family and friends are precious. However, many around us have tried to take Christ out of Christmas. They now celebrate the “holidays” and not “Christmas”. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the main events.

I want to encourage you to establish family traditions that focus our attention on the awesome truth that God the Father loved us so much that He sent God the Son to this planet as a baby. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and was willing to die for us so that we can have eternal life. So, sing Christmas carols, celebrate His birth with a birthday cake, read the Christmas story in Luke, explain to the younger generation why Christmas is more than just receiving gifts.

Love in Christ,

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