Christmas Countdown 2020 Day 23


First off, I am sending a little note of apology to anyone who reads this through an email subscription. I wrote yesterday’s but didn’t post right away. My plan was to edit and then post whilst making a fantastic new soup recipe. Here –> https://www.melskitchencafe.com/creamy-chicken-soup/

Well, the soup is easy but 100% hands on for the entire preparation process. So as I chopped and stirred and simmered this tasty dish, I completely forgot about the post.

As I tucked it in the fridge and dashed to heat the curling iron so I could get my head presentable for my drive north, I glanced at the clock and realized I had missed the 10 AM sending mark for posts. 

Sigh. You can read it by clicking on older posts…or just move on with today. <3

I will confess….I had a meltdown that rivaled the butter that had simmered into a roux just moments before. The result was not a tasty dish, but a sour exit for my poor husband as his teary wife grabbed her things and once again left in a flurry of emotions for the drive north. 


I am and always will be a work in progress until the Lord returns to claim me and present me faultless before God who will most likely shake His beautiful head and say…well, she made it, Son.


The enemy of God works tirelessly to weary the saints and often we are his biggest allies. At least this girl is. 

My anxieties, fears and mental wool-gathering (as Oswald Chamber’s would call it) can sideline me in a heartbeat. 

So when I read how Jesus will defeat the ultimate evil of all evil attempts of the antichrist to overthrow God’s plan for us once and for all…I just sit back and marvel at His power. 

After Paul describes the most horrific turn of events that will usher in the end of time as we have known it on planet earth that is known as “The Day” we are told that evil beyond anything we have ever experienced will be unleashed because the Holy Spirit who has held it back all this time will be removed. 

Evil with no restraint will appear and then….

…the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath that comes from his mouth and will destroy him with the glory of His coming.

2 Thessalonians 2: 8


The same Shepherd who holds me when I am falling apart and speaks words of conviction, healing, understanding and restoration to me will one day just breathe on this unholy terror and end the whole mess once and for all.

This gentle One whose name is often misaligned in our culture, will simply show up in the full glory of His nature and all the evil of Hell will not be able to survive in the Light. 

Praise Him!

Rest in that today, my friend. 

He came once to walk among us and show us the way, He will come back and establish His Kingdom here on earth. It is not a political rule, it is not a democracy, it will be eternal and just and righteous. 

Do you know Him as your Lord and Savior? 

Then rejoice for He is faithful and true. 

God bless you as you work through the details of what Christmas 2020 will be like in your home while you wait for the promised return of our Savior <3

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