From as far back as I can remember, I had an interest in becoming a parent someday. Maybe it came from my desire to be just like my mother. Maybe it was innate. Or maybe this interest was a result of playing with dolls. After all, I was pretty good at caring for my dolls:
My grandma had the most infectious laugh – it was loud, unashamed, and certainly unapologetic. And it didn’t conform to her surroundings or adapt to an occasion. From high-class events to the living room of her Southern, shotgun-style home, her laugh remained the same. It was her signature. She definitely knew how to Laugh Out Loud.
THE NEW YEAR IS HERE! And for most of us, a new year represents a new start. Plans, resolutions, and declarations are being made all over the world. But let’s be honest: only a small percentage of people will reach their New Year’s goal, life won’t magically change because of a calendar date, and unresolved issues of 2014 will still exist at the start 2015.
The birth of Christ – we talk about it, sing about it, and oh how we celebrate it! And Bible verses recording this miracle are so often recited that most of us know them like the back of our hand. We know about Mary, Joseph, and the wise men. So I’m not going to retell the story. But I do want to remind you of what the angel said.