"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Our Savior is Born

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21
Praying you are having a blessed, beautiful, Christ-filled Christmas.

And now for my disclaimer. I KNOW the song below isn't Biblically sound (there may have been more than three magi - not kings - and they did NOT meet Jesus in the manger), but it is absolutely, positively gorgeous and has a wonderful message regardless. So please listen.

Merry Christmas, my dear friends. Thanks for stopping by.

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. Merry, Merry Christmas Joanne! I hope you have a beautiful day celebrating the birth of our Savior!!

  2. Merry Christmas to you! I love this and am so thankful that you shared it today.

  3. thankyou for that beautiful and moving christmas song.


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