What are your expectations in your celebrations of Christmas 2022? Maybe the dream of a holiday in some exotic place? Is it all about the children? When you have children this can be the delight of the season. But, what about the more senior among us. What can be our greatest expectation?

I was impacted when I realized that for those people who once again marvel at the nativity story and why it all came about, it always has deep meaning and relevance for ALL of Life.

Spend a couple of seconds thinking about Simeon and Anna. What must it have meant for these elderly ones to have gazed upon this baby which in His person fulfilled all the expectations and longings of years of believing. LUKE 2;;28-36. They must have then known the joyful fruit of waiting expectations fulfilled.

What are your expectations this approaching Christmas? . All ages and all circumstances opening up the Gift of Christmas and really seeing what the baby it is . ALL ABOUT., can change your expectations for a better tomorrow.

Keep looking up. Never stop expectations and Hope from fuelling your life.


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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  1. Your posts are always so enriching, Faye. ❤


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    A beautiful reflection, Faye. Our Christmas will look differently this year; but , oh how the holiness shall be felt!🎄


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