“No. We are not living there.” I told my husband when he suggested we move from our house in Southern California and downsize to a small apartment in student housing at seminary in Texas. “I will go, but we are not living there.”
A few months later we lived there. Away from family and known friends—in a petite apartment—in one of the last places I ever thought I would live.
And so many Kingdom connections happened while living in a crunched space those four years. I made life-time ministry friends and experienced understanding support when I traveled through depression. I miss the days of little kids growing up together in the halls of the seminary housing.
Sometimes unwanted places become strategic placements for the Kingdom.
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The Gospel message is something I forget to apply to myself daily. This short video reminds us moms about the love of God and the freedom we have in Him.
God used the Wise Men as the first to announce the Savior’s arrival to the people in Jerusalem and the first to offer this new King extravagant gifts. But their significance continues throughout the centuries to us today—us regular moms on our own spiritual journey.
This Christmas the story of Jesus tangibly tends my heart as I nurse my baby girl while sitting on the hay-colored carpet, shadows cast from a dim corner lamp.
I marvel at the simplicity of God-as-baby. I picture Mary staring at her son’s face in the shadows of the starlight, His fingers thin like strands of hay, His head no larger than her palm. I imagine her staring at her child and soaking in the curvature of His ears, the sound of his breath against her chest, and the dimple on his chin.
He entered the world the same way as His creation: naked and needy.