My favorite 20 words this year from the Christmas story

No not the Ralphie Christmas Story; the real one.

Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord

– Luke 1.45

Pregnant Elizabeth is telling pregnant Mary that it’s good that Mary is not like Elizabeth’s husband. He didn’t believe it when God told him he would be a dad. He knew he was too old.

Mary DID believe it when God told her she would have a baby. Without sex. The baby would come from God.

I have some things I think God has told me. Shame on me when I don’t believe it.

If something is your own idea, that’s fine. But if you’re convinced the idea is from God then shame on you too when you don’t believe it.

Why don’t we decide together to believe it before we see it? We’ll be in good company.

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Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).


  1. Abbie

    I have to fall on this because I can’t see with my eyes or mind the way that God is making out of this mess to use our lives for His glory. But He is. And He will. And I only need to believe, trust, wait, obey – using His strength of course.
    It’s been good to recall God’s faithfulness as recorded in the Bible and as experienced in my own life. I think that’s what the Isrealites forgot as they wandered in the wilderness. I try to remember, oh God, make me remember!

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