Joy, Sadness, Hope

As the end of the year is nearing, this post is about some recent personal events in my life.  I will return to gardening in my next post.

A wonderful event gave us joy – This month our granddaughter graduated from Dallas Baptist College.  She has a job and will start her Masters in January.  She has always brought us great joy.  What a super time for our family.

Even though we knew this event was imminent, sadness came with the passing of my 97 year old Mother last week.  She was a part of our lives that will be missed.

Hope – As the celebration of Christmas nears, it is a reminder that the Christ child came for the purpose of salvation for all people.  A relationship with Jesus comes with an acknowledgment of our sin and separation from God; our repentance; and faith believing in Him.

May God’s presence and mercy take you through whatever valleys of sorrow and hills of joy you experience.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:  while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  Romans 5:8

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