Monday, November 16, 2009

Photo From "A Christmas Basket" by Laurie Kolp

After exper-
iencing Christmas with one of my children in the hospital and being separated from the rest of my children as they opened their presents on Christmas morning, I have grown to appreciate the simple things during the holidays. Presents and parties are way behind God and family now. Staying focused on the true meaning of Christmas and helping others has taken precedence and because of that, I get less stressed during the Christmas season. May you all have a giving, happy, joy-of-living holiday!
~Laurie Kolp, contributing author


  1. Thank you for that great reminder, Laurie. When we go through similar situations--the tough stuff of life--we gain a new perspective, and we learn to be grateful for all God has done for us. We learn what's really important.

  2. Twila's's a great reminder of the real important things in our life...not all of the commercial and superficial things that our daily life brings. Thanks for your great contribution to our book!

  3. I agree. The trials we go through in life draw us closer to God. Sometimes we don't see that until later on. Thanks for the comments and your support. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful, beautiful experience!