The process of getting ready for Christmas and preparing the meal is not a chore, but a joy. Love is the major ingredient
Being a channel of blessing for others is being available to share with others what God has given you and help others to also receive the grace of God.
But the glow from the balloons was not the only show we got to see that night – just as the balloons filled with hot air and warm light, the sky behind us lit up with streaks of bright lightning as dark clouds gathered.
In the quiet, with the sun streaming through the stained glass windows, I stopped. I allowed the heaviness of all I had been carrying to sink into the pew with me. I had no words other than “help,” and “here.”