It’s Christmas Eve. You have shopped till you dropped, made enough food to feed a small city, wrapped what seems like a trainload of gifts, and earned overtime pay for postal workers because of all the Christmas cards you sent. Now you are frazzled and weary and feeling strangely dry. You are thirsty for a cup of Christmas wonder.
Join Jory Fisher and her co-host Kim Crabill as they unwrap ways to fill your soul with God’s soothing peace this Christmas and beyond. You may be facing an overwhelming challenge. You may be alone and lonely. You may be mourning a loved one. You may just be worn out by everyday life. Yet the Prince of Peace beckons you to slow down a moment and let Him fill your Christmas with blessing. Then, without even knowing exactly why, you’ll feel the urge to bring a Christmas blessing to someone else. That’s the wonder of Christmas—blessed to be a blessing.
About Kim Crabill
Kim Crabill is founder and president of Roses and Rainbows Ministries, Inc., and Community COFFEEs (Conversations of Friends of Faith to Encourage and Equip). She has traveled nationally for more than 20 years, speaking at retreats, at conferences, and to Bible study groups, and has been interviewed on national TV and radio. Kim’s message and passion come from her personal experience of longing to be used by God yet feeling unusable because of past abuse, anorexia, diet pill addiction, and depression. Her mother’s deathbed challenge set Kim on the path of daring to be and do what God had purposed for her, a journey she wrote about in her book Burdens to Blessings. She is also author of Burdens to Blessings: Young Adult Edition, Infinitely More: Your 40-Day Ephesians 3:20 Adventure, A Cup of Christmas, A Cup of Hope, and A Cup of Freedom.
Kim is married to Lee Crabill, and together they have two adult sons. For more information about Kim Crabill and her ministries, visit www.rosesandrainbows.org.
Kim’s Success Tips
Christmas is hardest when we’ve lost a beloved friend or family member. The temptation is to pretend we aren’t aware of that empty place at the table, that ache in our heart. I have found, however, that it is healing to make the person I’ve lost a continuing part of the Christmas celebration.
- Swap stories about them.
- Display a favorite Christmas ornament or other memento they cherished.
- Prepare a dish they were known for.
Verse of the Day
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ~Isaiah 9:6
Listen to Jory and Kim by clicking the audio player below.
Piano music by David Nevue.