Christmas blessings from our home to yours. In whatever circumstances and wherever this may reach you, may it find you and yours resting assured in knowing His Best is Yet to Come!
This momentary adventure called Life is more often experienced in its valleys than on the mountaintops. Suffice it to say my 2022’s sojourn was one mingled with both the depths of failure and the heights of victory. The former of was regretfully of my own doings, the latter was gratefully attributable to:
- God’s unmerited mercy, grace, and forgiveness
- Others unmerited acceptance, encouragement, and prayers
Bottom line, this Christmas season thankfully finds Ellen and I still here happily fogging a mirror together, albeit with perhaps a tad less vigor and a few more wrinkles than in days of yore😊
You are one of the many special individuals who astonishingly follow my blog 😊. . . special not because you follow my blog for sure 😊, but special because one or more of your blog posts and/or comments have encouraged and blessed me, and made a difference. Thank you!
A retired pastor friend in Alaska recently sparked a thought of a way this Christmas to reciprocate the Gift of Others you, and countless others, have so graciously blessed me with throughout life. He suggested, “Ask them if there’s something on their heart you can pray for them about.”
Not just another quick, shallow, from the lips “I’ll pray for you” prayer, but a thoughtful, deep prayer from the heart to the One whose heart hears and answers each and every prayer in His time and way, both in Life’s valleys and on its mountaintops.
One of the glorious luxuries of retirement is time, and I’m blessed to be able luxuriate in it. So, if there’s something on your heart you feel you can trust me to pray for from my heart, in absolute total Thee – Me – He confidentiality, I’d be privileged and blessed to do so.
I’m forever grateful for the crucial piece you represent in my Life’s bewildering mosaic God chose to place there . . . it fits! Thank you for making a difference.
Keep Looking Up . . . His Best is Yet to Come!
Fred, Ellen and Bullwinkle
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Thank you for such a beautiful offer…and in that, you already have. Thank you! Love and light and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours also 😀❤️🙏🏽🎅🏽🕊🎄🎁⛄️
Thank you and for the blessings your posts have been. All our very best for His very best this Christmas and in the year ahead.
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Awe, what a sweet post and fun photo! Merry Christmas Fred and Ellen. May you both be richly blessed by the Lord’s presence this holiday season!
Merry Christmas Fred and Ellen!
Thanks, and a blessed and joyous Christmas season to you and your two little angels Wynne.
And I forgot to add my Christmas tidings – grateful for you, Ellen, Bullwinkle and all the blessings of 2022. Merry Christmas, Fred!
What a beautiful post and offer. So lovely to be connected to you, Fred!
Nice Fred. Merry Christmas to you as well.
So blessed to have found your blog. It’s always a pleasure to read your posts.
Merry Christmas to you & your family from ours too.
Love & Blessings.