The darkness has not overcome it.

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This is a photo from three years ago today, when Mom and I were Christmas baking. It looks a lot different this year, but we get to be together—and that’s what mattered all along.

I don’t know what expectations you’ve put on yourself this season. But you have permission to discard them and instead show up for what’s in front of you. It probably doesn’t look like you thought and it’s okay to say you’re disappointed. Give that disappointment to God, ask Him for eyes that see the goodness still here, and trust Him when He says He’s the Light of the World.

We get caught up in twinkling lights and straining for perfect moments. But this is about a perfect King that came for you. Jesus Christ wants to turn your pain on its head. Let Him. Call out to Him.

Merry Christmas, dear friend. I’m glad you’re here, and I’m looking forward to what God has for each of us in 2020. His everlasting arms are strong enough to carry whatever tomorrow holds.

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12.)

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:15.)

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  1. Judy Snodgrass says:

    Paige…Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your light shines bright always. Looking forward to your faith filled posts in 2020! You have a wonderful gift. So happy that you share it! Judy

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    1. paigepippin says:

      Judy, grateful for you and your steady encouragement. You are a blessing. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Ann says:

    Merry Christmas Paige! Please give your sweet mother a hug from me. Thanks for this reminder.

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    1. paigepippin says:

      Merry Christmas, sweet Ann. You are dear to us.

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  3. Marg Lincoln says:

    Thank You sweet dear friend for sharing! 💕All are loved God Bless! Margy

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