Merry Christmas! – A Time For Family

1409260_26919826Christmas has always held wonder for me. I love buying gifts and seeing the delight on the recipient’s face as they open them. Especially really little ones who don’t know your suppose to open the paper instead of chew on it. But more than the gifts, the time with family is treasured as we remember the birth of Christ.

Yesterday my youngest son surprised me during our family devotion time. I asked the kids to say one of the verses that go with the Christmas story and encouraged them to say what comes next. Out of nowhere my five year old says, “In the City of David.”

As you can guess I was a bit surprised because I haven’t done that verse this Christmas yet with the family. Where did he learn it? Charlie Brown’s Christmas.


But there it was in the middle of a cartoon. The meaning of Christmas. In all of the lights, decorations, shopping, presents, and even sadness for those who’ve lost family this season, I pray that none of us will lose sight of the meaning of Christmas.

We celebrate the greatest gift of all time. We celebrate it with gusto because it is the very fabric of our faith. 

May you find joy in the reason for Christmas this year. May you find peace in it’s promise. May you find comfort in its message of hope for the future. 

I will be taking a break from blogging to be with family and celebrate this season. My next post will be on January second. My prayers are with each of you whether you look forward to this season or you face this season with new challenges, remember you are never alone. God be with you!

Merry Christmas From My Family To Yours!


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas! – A Time For Family

  1. May you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!!

  2. dtopliff says:

    Very nice. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. Michelle Lim says:

    Thank you, Delores. Enjoy time with those grandkids!

  4. JaniceG says:

    Perfect Christmas post! Thank you, Michelle, for making my Christmas extra special. We have have computer issues lately so I am about to get the Kindle loaded just in time for Christmas. Is your book available for Kindle?

    Blessings to you for a joyful and sweet Christmas including the special joy and sweetness young children bring to the whole celebration.

    Looking forward to your January posts!

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