Dashing Through The Snow – Faith Thoughts With Author Shirley Gould


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Christmas is upon us! As Christmas music entertains us, we’re trimming trees, setting up our manger scenes, shopping for gifts and wrapping packages. When the Christmas cards are mailed and boxes have been shipped we go dashing through the snow to family gatherings and Christmas parties.

When the 25th arrives, we celebrate Jesus’s birthday by exchanging gifts with our loved ones and friends. These gifts represent the gifts He has blessed us. It is easy to get so focused on us and ours and neglect the hurting and homeless when we are so blessed. Amid the hustle and bustle of this week, try to pause and reflect on the true meaning of the season and bless someone less fortunate around you.

Over two years ago, my husband passed away. He was a mighty man of God. He lived an amazing life. We gave him a hero’s send off…a great tribute. Thousand traveled great distances to pay their respects. I had a monument placed on his grave. It has his name on it, his birth date, a dash, then the date of his death. It is a beautiful memorial to a life well lived.

The most important thing etched into the head stone is the dash between the date of his birth and his death because it represents the days he lived. In those days, he chose to serve the Lord with a passion. He made a difference, he touched the hurting of this world. You see…it’s what you do for Jesus that matters.

Scripture tells us to….

“Bear one another’s burden and so fulfill the law of Christ.” ~ Galatians 6:2

Christmas presents opportunities to share Jesus with the lost, to show His love to the less fortunate…those truly in need of a Savior. Adding another name to the Lambs Book of Life make all the dashing through the snow worth it. So get your boots on and Merry Christmas.

How do you share your faith at Christmas?


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.

2 thoughts on “Dashing Through The Snow – Faith Thoughts With Author Shirley Gould

  1. When I read your post it occured to me there should be no difference in the way I share my faith Christmas or any other time, but unfortunately there is. I am much more giving and tuned in to those less fortunate at Christmas than I am the rest of the year. May that change this year.

  2. JillKemerer says:

    Great question! And great post…
    I share my faith pretty much the same all year round–by trying to be a positive light. There are so many ways we share our faith. What a blessing!

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