Did you find your “glorious-impossible?”
God always does that you know. He has a way of putting His glory into our impossible and making miracles.
They seem to happen most often at Christmas time, so every year during the Christmas season I look for the glorious-impossibles!
I’ve never been disappointed. God always shows me something. One year it was a yard full of red birds. One year it was a family I gained overnight. One year it was the secret of how to make Christmas out of nothing at all. God is always making something out of nothing and if you believe in the power of His love, you can too. It is wonderful.
So keep looking for the glorious impossible until you find it.
The glorious- impossibles will teach you things you will never forget. Christmas is such a teachable time. There is always something new that God is teaching us at Christmas time.
What has God shown you this year?
The lessons revealing the glorious impossible seem to come when you least expect them; and they always show up in the most unusual time, faces, spaces and places.
I’ve noticed so many glorious-impossibles over the years. I always look for them. I totally EXPECT to find them. They are different every year.
One year it was a still-quiet joy. One year it was all about the sound of laughter!
They are wonderful; these glorious-impossibles!
Last year was a year for me to think about new beginnings.
I was blessed with my first two grand children. One was born to my daughter, a tiny, perfect, amazing little girl. The other entered the family through another daughter marrying his Dad, a charming, brilliant little six-year-old boy with a gift for seeing the wonder of everyday things.
What joy they brought last year and what joy they have given me all through this year!
Nothing is more fun than sharing the world through the eyes of a child. Everything is wonderful and new! The blessings from them being a part of the family have continued to be astounding all through this current year.
And now my new beginnings from last year have become a part of me for two years!
Time flies when you are having fun.
It is already time to ponder the glorious-impossibles of 2015!
The quiet kind of joy I learned three years ago that turned into a loud belly laughing kind of joy a year ago has turned to sheer wonder this year. Not much about childhood is quiet and silent. I’ve soaked up the notes of the sounds of their voices singing children’s songs and my heart has sung along. Once again God has shown me the experience that only the heart of a child can bring to Christmas. There has been so much wonder! The cares of the world have been safely tucked away, not to interfere with this magical time of childhood when it is perfectly okay to be carefree and without a bit of worry or stress. This has given me reason to think it is never necessary.
Why can’t every day be filled with the wonder of a child at Christmastime?
There is no good reason. We must make the conscious effort in the coming year to put aside our worries and stress and trust our Heavenly Father to take care of all our needs, just as a child trusts his parents at Christmastime for all the love and joy and wonder that they will need to last into the coming year
As I ponder the glorious-impossibles of this year, many things come to mind:
Glorious Impossible Blessing One for 2015 – My handsome grandson’s sweet toast.
It was Thanksgiving day and we all were counting our blessings.
The whole family was together, and things were just as they should be on such a day, My little grandson asked me if he could have a wine glass, just like the adults were using. I thought he just wanted to drink out of it because it seemed novel to him.
With a little apprehension, I handed him a wine glass filled with coca-cola. “Thanks G-Ma” he said. “Now everyone gather round the table because I want to make a toast!”
The adults, quite astonished, did as they were instructed. He lifted his glass “Today I’m thankful for family!”
No sweeter words were ever spoken around my table!
Glorious Impossible Blessing No. Two for 2015– My Dad’s last gift to me.
This had been a hard year in some ways. It was the year we had to say a temporary goodbye to my Father.
I’ve always wanted to write in a way that would help to change the world in some form, shape or fashion and bring people to a more godly place; even if the writing only managed to touch one person,
I had longed for years for an outlet to use my writing in this way.
It was during my father’s last days (while he was in the hospital) that my mother struck up a conversation with a total stranger who lived half a state away. She just happened to be visiting a relative in the hospital too. They enjoyed chatting with each other as they both waited in the waiting room during visiting hours. My Mom casually mentioned to her new friend, named Vona, that I liked to write and was always pursuing that hobby.
That was when my writing partner of the last year, Vona Elkins, gave my Mom her card and told her to tell me to get in touch with her.
Vona read some of my work, got approval from her CEO, and put me to work right away writing every spare minute I could find in between being a wife, mother, grandmother and holding down a professional career at an architectural firm.
We’ve partnered in writing over 30 mini-drama scripts for radio for CHRIST TO THE WORLD this year.
I’ve learned so much!
I’ve had the privilege of sitting under one of the greatest editors (Art Criscoe) who is led by one of the greatest CEO’s (Larry Alston) on earth.
This was one of my glorious-impossibles!
I am so very proud to be a member of this writing staff and to be working on this ministry team. It was more than I had ever hoped for when I had prayed for an open door. It was my Dad’s last gift to me – though I’m sure he never knew the significance of it.
Thank you Dad for allowing God to work through you in your sufferings to give me one of my greatest glorious-impossibles this year. I am blessed beyond measure to be writing with Christ To The World. I have found such a happy place with them! There is no greater feeling than knowing that you have played even a small insignificant part toward spreading the good news of the gospel to almost every nation on earth.
It is thrilling to be allowed to participate. I never dreamed that my little stories would be doing missions work, but it is like a dream come true for me.
Glorious-Impossible Blessing Number Three for 2015– Having a loving family present in my life; to help through the times of grief because of the memories of wonderful moments together.
As we dealt with the absence of my Father over the holidays, each of us in our own way, I lifted up a prayer of gratitude to God who had earlier allowed all of us to spend a whole week together at the beach for the first time ever.
It had always seemed impossible to gather so many busy people together in one place near the ocean at the same time, but this year God had created just the right circumstances and we had managed to achieve the glorious impossible of a whole week at the beach with our family all under one roof!
Those memories were more precious to me than the Christmas holiday memories this year.
The family time at the beach this fall got me through the not so coordinated family time at Christmas. We have decided to do it every year from now on – so the disappointment of not being all together at the same time under one roof at Christmas was much less severe.
God’s timing is always so amazing.
When Christmas was feeling just a bit different this year, because of missing my Dad and because our South Carolina gang needed to be somewhere else for the holidays; I just pulled out that old scrapbook and remembered the fun and laughter that we had shared not so long ago, and I began to anticipate the next time. It surely made Christmas easier. Thank you God for the glorious impossible of a family gathering at the beach this year. It was truly amazing!
These are blessings I never take for granted any more.
How long will it stay this way?
Life if like a deep breath and it is gone. Time is precious and minutes are like gold. We are in a perfect time of life right at this moment during the year in this season, and I just want to cherish it all forever.
My heart is so very grateful to God .
It is an unspeakable joy, a beautiful glorious impossible!
2015 was a good year!
One daughter has been dating someone very dear to her for ten years. In the beginning of their relationship some things happened that totally got all of us off to the wrong start. In case you are wondering, it had nothing to do with race, we are not like that. No, it was something else that needed to be addressed and corrected, and thank God, I believe it has been! Something in the significant other of my dear daughter had to change. No need to talk details here, it was just one of those things. He is quick to give testimony if you ask him.
I had prayed and prayed that God would either remove him from her life, or bring about a change. I have now lived to see the change take place. Yet, another glorious impossible has arrived! I have sat in stunned silence and witnessed my husband and this man mend fences that they have neglected for years. The cold silence has turned to laughter and joy. I heard sincere apologies and sincere honest intentions of good will from both men; and I have seen hearts of stone melt like ice on a hot summer day. What an amazing blessing to be a part of!
Again, I offer up a prayer of praise to the God of the possible.
I remember being thankful for the sound of laughter last year, and suddenly I hear that sound once again, more and more until it envelops the house and changes the whole landscape of our family. No one is missing. We are all laughing together again. It is nice.
I hear the laughter echo through all the rooms of our house which is now practically bursting its seams with our ever-growing family. We are not perfect. We all have our little things that cause problems from time to time, but love has a way of overcoming all, especially when that love originates from God.
I think of my Dad and my uncle Amos and my cousin Angie who all went home to be with God this year. We miss them! But I know in my heart, they would be pleased to look upon this room. They would love everything that is here. They, like me, would consider it all a glorious impossible. I smile, knowing they are seeing and knowing too.
I am thankful for every single circumstance of this past year. The hard things have only made us stronger and our love has come shinning through just when it was most needed.
I treasure all these things in my heart.
In 2015 I’ve lived to see many more wonderful glorious-impossibles! I know I will see so many more in the years to come; as long we all continue to believe!