Just like many of you, we are neck-deep in Christmas programming. From school programs to church choirs, the music of Christmas not only fills the air but, also, the calendar. I have posted some videos from 2 of our children’s Christmas programs on FB. They are very cute. J plays the role of Mary in her Kindergarten Christmas Story, and C is about as excited as can be to sing in church (with his preschool class) with mom and dad sitting on the front row, even R gets a little excited (you’ll hear her if you watch the videos of him).

On a less festive note, my beautiful, sweet wife and I received word last week that we have lost another baby. By the time most of you read this, we will have been at the hospital most of Friday while she is having a D & C. For this matter, I make a request: please, pray for her. Pray for her biologically. Pray for her emotionally. Pray for our family as we come to grips with losing another child. We have found explaining these circumstance to our other children to be extremely difficult. We cannot be more grateful for our church family. They have surround us (Janna specifically) and loved on her. For those of you reading this who continue to offer her words of encouragement and prayer…THANK YOU!! Your love and compassion for her are true expressions of your faith in Christ and His love. As her husband it is often difficult to find the words to say to my own wife; many of you say them perfectly!  Thank you! Thank you! A million times…thank you!

May the God of all grace and peace be the center of your lives, and I pray you receive His richest blessings this Christmas season!