I've been on the road over the past couple weeks, traveling back and forth between PA and NY, taking care of family matters. I've also been preparing for some eye surgery. My eyesight has been failing for quite a few years due to some hereditary and age-related issues. The decline has been so dramatic in the past year that it has pretty severely impacted my ability to continue doing what I do from day to day. So, even though I'm betting we've got less than a year left, it seems necessary to have the surgery. First one eye, and then maybe the other. Thanks for bearing with me on my slow response to recent emails. I hope to start catching up, maybe tomorrow.
As for the season, here are a couple of posts we published to the blog last year. These are definitely still relevant.
What do you say when someone wishes you a Merry Christmas?
The Story of Christmas That Should be Heard
Please continue praying for Aaron and I as we sure do need all the help we can get. We depend on you as we depend on each other. We pray that you are finding the Lord's favor as you seek Him first, laying aside those fears that arise when you look to your own limited and lacking resources and abilities. His are boundless!