No doubt. It’s time for seasonal music, roaring fireplaces, and the smooth, heavenly flavor of hot cocoa. Okay, almost. But with the temperature dipping, I delighted in a few hours of anticipation of holiday spirit.
“Shrinking” Violet Madison has a secret. A timid woman, protected all of her life, she dreams of adventures and unwittingly initiates a few. Her neighbor, Hugh Barnes, is more than the local grocer. While he hides his own secrets, he uncovers Violet’s, unbeknownst to her.
When I say I delighted in my time reading this story, I wasn’t exaggerating. After a wearying day, I’m so glad I had this sweet story to engage me and reignite my energy. If for no other reason than to get started on my Christmas list and begin designing the projects I’ll be making.
After all, we are anticipating the season of giving. Not done from our excess, but done sacrificially because of a deep love for our friends and family. It’s the sacrificial giving that shows the depth of our affection. Just like the Father showed His deep and abiding love for us when He gave his Son. Talk about sacrificial giving.
Yuletide Angel is all about sacrificial giving, forgiving, and the healing that comes from God’s love.
Your Turn: What Christmas story is on your to-read list for the coming holiday? This one should be!