Baby Steps.........

christmas 2010 001_resize It's the first year that I've really dug into our Christmas boxes since Nick passed away.  I decided to pull out my snowman collection.

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Old family pictures will always be some of my favorites.......

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christmas 2010 019_resizeI put a little tree in Nick's room under one of my favorite pictures of me, Todd, and Nick at a Titans' game.

I'll share the Christmas trees and Nativity sets as soon as we have them out and ready.

I'm baby-stepping my way into the holidays, trying to find joy in the things that always made Nick smile.

If you're facing a difficult holiday season, I'll be praying that you can make steady baby steps too. 

I love the middle of this passage.......it reminds me that there is a "joy set before us when we endure...."

HEBREWS 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he
endured
the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.


3 Comments:

Blogger natalie said...

Tammy,

Thank you for your post today, "For the joy set before him he endured..."

I have read this verse often but seemed to focus mainly on the middle, running the race with perserverance...,

the holidays are so difficult without our angels, you said it perfectly when you said sometimes it's just baby steps.

I am praying that those of us with an empty chair at the table this week, can focus on the joy of when our families will all be together again for every single holiday!

Thankful for you as a blog friend, hoping maybe someday we can meet in person. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family,

natalie

Blogger Tammy Nischan said...

Natalie,

Love you so much.

YOur book is on its way!!!

Have a cozy week and know I am praying for you too.

Hugs,
Tammy

Blogger Melanie said...

Sending my love to you at this time of year when there is so much missing yet still much to be thankful for.

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