Merry Christmas

For unto us a child is bornunto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”
(Isaiah 9:6)

I believe this Christmas has more meaning than ever. I hope we are aware that life can change in the blink of an eye and we have to be grateful for every moment.

As I encourage myself, I also want to encourage you to be thankful for the natural gifts you received, and to be humbled by the gift we never deserved, which is the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.

Whereever you find yourself this Christmas, I want you to know that God is with you.

Have a Merry Christmas!! And remember…Jesus loves you and SO DO I!

Darlene @HealedtoSpeak

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Thanks Be To God

Hello everyone!

I hope all is well. How are you feeling? Did you enjoy your weekend? Did you brave the Christmas shopping crowd?

Well, tomorrow is the big day! My children are ecstatic and have been counting down the days since July. I love spending time with my family during the holidays especially when we’re all together. But this year, my three eldest sons are spending time with their families who live up North and down South. This is the hard part of having a blended family. This Christmas, my husband and I are celebrating with our two youngest boys who are eight and ten. I was a little disappointed, but I am much better now.

My youngest sons miss their oldest brothers but they are not disappointed at all. They are looking forward to what my husband and I have blessed them with this year. I decided to take a page out of their book and focus my attention on what matters most about tomorrow and that is the birth of my savior Jesus Christ.

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” – II Corinthians 9:15

This is the time to celebrate Him! Therefore, I am going to rejoice, drink plenty of coffee, bake cookies with my children, bake my first sweet potato pie from scratch, and give God praise because if it were not for Christ’s birth, Christmas would not exist.

Maybe your holiday isn’t going as planned, but I encourage you to focus on what’s most important, the birth of our savior. The person who was born to save us from sin. The person who has overcome the world. Thank God for Jesus!

Merry Christmas to you!
PS. I’ll let you know how the pie turns out!

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Today’s Prayer


Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for once again waking us up! We praise you Lord! Thank you for the mercies you bestow on us with each new morning! Great is your faithfulness. Father, we ask for your strength today. Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight oh Lord.

Lord there really aren’t enough words to thank you for all you do for us; even when we don’t deserve it. We are in awe of your goodness towards us. Most especially during this season. Thank you again for sending your son Jesus to save us!

Lord, during this season remind us above all else, to show the love of Christ so people will be drawn unto you as we let our light shine.

Thank you for who you are in our lives!
We look forward to a great day in Jesus name Amen!


Lamentations 3:23
Psalm 19:14
Matthew 5:16

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing us to get through another week. Despite what we are facing, help us to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer according to your word.

Lord, as we embark upon another Christmas season, thank you in advance for the gifts we will receive and the gifts we will give.  Most importantly, remind us that this season is about you and only you. THANK YOU for being the ultimate gift…the gift that will last FOREVER.

We love and appreciate you for all that you are, In Jesus Name…Amen.

Have a blessed Thursday!

Romans 12:2