I have my favorite Christmas gifts every day of the year.

God, give each true good woman
Her own small house to keep,
No heart should ache with longing,
No hurt should go too deep…..
Grant her age-old desire:
A house to love and sweep.
Give her a man beside her,
A kind man, and a true,
And let them work together
And love, a lifetime through,
And let her mother children
As gentle women do.
Give her a shelf for dishes,
And a shining box for bread,
A white cloth for her table,
And a white spread for her bed,
A shaded lamp at nightfall,
And a row of books much read.
God, let her work with laughter,
And let her rest with sleep.
No life can truly offer
A peace more sure and deep….
God, give each true woman
Her own small home to keep
~Grace Noll Crowell 1934

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he uswith the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.  KJV

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. And it was of His own [free] will that He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself]. Amplified

It was God’s will, His plan, His design, His love that I should be saved and be called a child of God.

Thank you, Father.

Trust God for your day, ….Today

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