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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. “Jesus had an incredible and indescribable spirit of joy. People were drawn to Him” …

    Anna, that line made me think of a few people in my life whose countenance is magnetic, whose joy is contagious and makes you want more of what they have. In every instance, I know what they have is Jesus. Oh, that we could know God so well His joy is bursting at the seams of ourselves!! xo

  2. Our capacity to hold joy & grief, weariness, sorrow & apprehension all at once is a testament to our creative Creator! Knowing the Trinity enabled us to experience the myriad all at once & yes the joy is in the mix. His joy is the balm for all the hard emotions not to erase them but give strength thru them & they in turn highlight the joy all the more! Blessings! Merry Christmas! (((0)))

  3. Patricia Raybon good here from you. Happy Happy Christmas to you and your family plus all in incourage. I fell and broke my ankle 2 years ago going to my Dad’s shed where his washing machine used to be. The grass was wet I was not speeding just walking on the wet grass. Then the next thing I slipped on the wet grass heard crack. The two bones on the top of your leg that join your foot to it. That sick out both sides. I heard them crack. When I was to our local A&E they saw me they said you need pin in both sides of it. Because Because you smashed both of the bones, both sides. I knew then I needed an operation. I was and am still doing Home help for my elderly Dad now 82 83 in February next year. Monday to Friday. I was out of action for 5 months. My Dad did miss me all that time I was not there to do his Home Help. My Dad relays on me as needs me. I did feel for my Dad. So my other two sisters had to do what they could do for our Dad after their works in the evenings. They could only do so much. As they have kids to see to and Homes and Husbands of their own. Boy did my Dad miss me. I missed my Dad and not doing his Home Help for him. I was never so glad to keep trusting Jesus’s to give me strength to get better and get back to my elderly Dad and help him again when I was again able. My Dad was so over Joyed to have me back. I thanked Jesus’s for giving me the strength to get, better. My Dad got the washing machine brought into his house for me. That is where it is today. I am grateful to Jesus’s for giving me the strength to do my Dad’s Home Help. I never want to brake any bones again. Love you all incourage. Love today reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland in my prayers xx❤️

  4. One last thing I must tell you the pain of braking my Ankle was offal. I never in my whole life have had pain like it in my life braking my ankle two years this month. I never want to brake any bones again. One of my best friends said to one day said to me. Dawn remember your pain of breaking your ankle I’d nothing compared. To what our Lord suffered on Calvary for the whole world. That make me think yes my pain was nothing of breaking my ankle. From what our Lord did for us on Calvary for the whole world because he Love us. I said to my friend how true that is. My pain was nothing. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx