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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. Oh, Anna. This was so beautifully written. I love that hymn, too. The words, the melody- it touches my heart.

  2. Jesus the Shepherd of the world became that lamb that went to Calvary Cross for the whole world because He love us. Wanted to say I don’t want you to go Satan the Devil kingdom when your time up on earth I want you to be in my Kingdom with me knowing that when your time up on earth. But until then knowing your sins are forgiven and you are living for me and not in Satan kingdom on earth while alive on earth. Everything you do is about me. That is why I went to Calvary Cross to show you that I love you so much want you to be in my beautiful Kingdom and until then living your life on this earth for me. Knowing that your sin are forgiven and you don’t live in Satan kingdom but mine on earth and you will be with me in my Kingdom one day. You know you have that to look forward. No matter what evil is in this world. You by living your life for me. Will get to lead someone not saved to come to know me as their saviour like you do want what you have that is Jesus as their saviour like you have. You know what song I like I love it since I was small. It is “Jesus love’s all the Children of the world red and yellow black and white. ” How good that is to know. Another great one is. “Jesus love me this I know for the Bible tells me so.” Two great song that tell us about Jesus love for us. One is no matter what skin colour we are Jesus does not care he still loves us. Second one his about his word the Bible it tell us in it just how much Jesus Our saviour loves us and the story of him going to Calvary and other stories of his love for us in it. All are lovely songs. I glad my parents who are not saved. One not here I don’t know if got saved. I still pray for my Dad 83 next month salvation. Who sent me and my sister’s to Sunday School. Through that I got to learn them songs I never forget them. Now 53 next month. I pray for my sister’s salvation too plus their family. As without that I don’t think I be saved today myself. I live my life for The Shepherd Jesus in front of them all. Love today’s reading Anna. Thank you for it. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland xx

  3. Thank you Anna for this beautiful article and for sharing this lovely Hymn in Song Version sung by James Taylor. I listened to it and I was truly touched by the words and I could see the picture painted by the lyrics.

    I give my heart to my Lord and Savior because I need Him to Take full control of all parts of my life. My 44 year marriage, my three adult children, my strong 83 year wise Mother and my Christian Journey.

    I am Created by God. He Knows Everything About All Things. I am His Workmanship.

    Thank You Lord for Helping Me To Depend On You For All My Needs. That Includes My Finances And I Don’t Want My Husband To Be Upset About Life When I Am Human.

    I love You Lord.



  4. I live in Illinois so the bleak winter days of January always seem the longest. Yet as you wrote I see His face all around me in nature.

  5. My sister just came from Minnesota to Kansas City for the holidays. She commented that we have gotten their normal snow. It’s been subzero here in KC. One of the coldest on record. Go figure.

    That said, I’m like you. If it’s going to be horribly cold, give me the pretty snow…unless I have to drive on ice!

  6. As a fellow Minnesotan, I have to almost laugh at this winter.

    The lakes are like Thomas the Tank Engine; they keep thinking they can, almost, almost, then….50F!

    And, I think I heard it rain a little bit ago. πŸ˜‰

  7. Anna,

    Here in upper E.. TN we got the largest snowfall in a long time. Some places got 7-10 inches. We haven’t seen snow like this in a long time. I love it. It’s pretty to look at plus it covers up the bleakness of winter. Winter should give us hope that spring will come. Flowers will bloom, grass will grow & trees will be pretty with leaves. Just like the hope we have in Jesus He died on Good Friday but then came Easter Sunday. I give God my whole heart & life!

    Blessings πŸ™‚