“i get made fun of quite a bit for my cheesy love of christmas time. i’m too happy and i get too excited, apparently. but this time of year moves me in a way that’s hard to explain without being cheesy.

in a world of brokenness and depravity, God sent Jesus.

and what does this gift mean for us? well, it’s ridiculous really.

relationship with both God and man

see? ridiculous. so riduclous, in fact that it is worth celebrating every single year. it’s worth making cookies for, it’s worth throwing parties for, it’s worth searching for the perfect gift, not to fulfill an obligation, but to communicate love and value to those God has put in our lives. to give out of what God has given to us. to honor the relationships of family and friends.

and i guess i do sort of get caught up in the magic of it all. cause if we all really knew how much God loves us, if we all really had the kind of joy that He wants us to have, if we believed in each and every moment that our hope is in heaven…..well, i guess that would be pretty magical, don’t ya think?”

-Mandy Houle, from her blog post hustle and bustle
“It’s gotta be more like falling in love than something to believe in.
More like losing my heart than giving my allegiance…
It was love that made me a believer
More than a man of faith or creed
Fallin’ in love with Jesus brought the change in me.”
-Jason Gray, from the song “More Like Falling in Love”
“Your love is deeper than my view of grace,
Higher than this worldly place,
Longer than this road I travel,
Wider than the gap you fill…”
-Jami Smith, from the song “Your Love is Deep”
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
-Mother Teresa
“I’m Katie.
I want to be like Jesus.
I mess up a lot…
But He still loves me!”
-Katie Geglein

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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