This Christmas, many will be focused how many gifts they get, what they are and what they cost. Many will be focused on spending time with family and friends. Blessed are the ones who know that the Greatest Gift is Jesus. He walks with us every day. He loves us despite all of our flaws. The Greatest Gift can live inside of you if you allow Him to. He brings joy. He comforts. He provides. And His Love is like no other. I am so thankful at the many blessings Jesus pours on me each day. The last past two years have been trying but Jesus has coached me through it. I felt as though I was trapped in the valley but God sent His Son to lead me out. I am still breathing and as long as I am, I know that God is not done with me yet. Situations that I thought could only get worse turned out to get better. Tears turned in the joy. Giving up turned into perseverance. That’s the Power of Jesus. Try Him! He is the Greatest Gift because He is Great. This Christmas, enjoy family, friends and gifts but make sure you embrace the Greatest Gift which is Jesus. Allow Him to live in your heart always. Lord, thank You for Your Son. Be Blessed. – S.L.M.



“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” – Remember that phrase? Whoever said that really told a lie! Words do hurt. They hurt especially when they are harmful and come from loved ones. Many of us often take these hurtful words and allow them to stick to us allowing the words to label us. Before long, we are walking and operating in what others say about us. We must realize that what others say about us doesn’t define us but it actually defines who they are. Unhappy and bitter people are known to throw insults on others. Know who you are in Christ and hold your head up high. Rise above the harmful words of others. Be confident in Christ. In this world, people will talk about you rather you do good or bad so you must always know who you are to withstand it all. You are a child of The Almighty King! What others say about you really isn’t your problem; it is theirs. Be Blessed. – S.L.M.