Food Family & Fun...or Not

Last week Jon and I were able to spend  a couple days during the Thanksgiving season in Seattle with our beautiful daughter Christy and our son-in-law Seth.  

We ate tons of food and had a bunch of fun, great conversation and lots of laughs.  We enjoyed Seth being funny as always, scrumptious breakfasts at beautiful restaurants, delicious and eye-catching snacks at Christy's cozy home, and Seth served us sparkling cider and a delicious Thanksgiving meal at the restaurant he works at.

As I was thinking of how thankful I was for these beautiful few days, I couldn't help but think of how some people during the holidays are truly heartbroken because maybe they just lost a loved one, have estrangements with family members, marriage problems that seem overwhelming, or are going through some really hard things they never thought they would have to go through and can't picture a warm and cozy holiday season. 

I want you to know you will get on the other side of your worries and problems no matter how impossible it might seem at the moment.  No matter how much it might even be due to your very own mistakes. Or not.

Walk with God and you will find him faithful.  This truth is for every single person. Our loving Father is there for you and as crazy as it sounds, you will look back and actually see how God turned all this around for the good.  He WILL meet you during this time in a special way!

Don't give up precious friends!

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
— Psalms 86:15