May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

What is November like for you?  Is it a time of year when you are busy planning Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations?  Or do you, like me, live in the southern hemisphere where November often signals the end of the school year and you spend your time frantically buying end of year appreciation gifts for teachers, staff, etc or re-enrolling your kids or grandkids in school and other activities for the following year?
To many that I speak to, this time of year is not just one of celebration and thanksgiving as we remember Christ's birth (and celebrate Thanksgiving for those in North America), but it is also a time when people feel stressed,  overworked and just plain tired.  It can be hard to take joy in the Lord and trust in him, so my prayer for everyone this week is that you may truly know Romans 15:13 in your lives each and every day.

Comments (4)

On November 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Thanks Deb. Timely message. Beautiful items from the CAST Team too.

On November 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM , Gail said...

Thank you for including my HOPE blanket in your pretty collection of Cast members items. All items and so inspiring, and thanks for sharing your inspirational words.


On November 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM , Sarah Kristen said...

Great message, and thanks so much for featuring my HOPE ornament!

On November 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM , Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Hi all! So glad for your wonderful blog and all the treasures here. Come by my blog for a giveaway of a Christmas mug mat; drawing winner on Monday 11/19/12~!