Have a Mary Christmas

What kind of Christmas are you going to have?
My heart is set on having a “Mary” Christmas this year.
I don’t say this lightly.
It will require an attention to the Spirit that will take me out of my comfort zone.
Mary said yes to God. (Luke 1:38)
     Will I … will I say yes when He calls?
Mary didn’t go at it alone. She sought support from others—and knew a kindred spirit when she saw one. (Luke 1:39)
     Will I … will I have the courage to ask for support unashamed?
Mary sang a song of praise. (Luke 1:46, 49)
     Will I . . . will Jesus hear a love song from my heart and from my lips?
Mary found treasures in the mystery and miracles of God.
     Will I?
I am set on having a Mary Christmas, but I don’t say this lightly. It will require attention to the movement of God, but I believe it will take to new places on my journey with Jesus through the moments of my life today and in the New Year to come.


We are a group of passionate people who gather around the 4-word mission statement, “Run Hard. Rest Well.”

  • It’s a journey into the heart of God. It comes our way through an on-going exploration of four biblical rhythms that revive, replenish and restore: Sabbath Keeping, Sleep (and other simple stress-reducers), Stillness—personal retreat, and Solitude—personal retreat.
  • It’s an expedition that challenges us at every turn. It convicts us in deep, tender places. It alters our priorities and plans. It’s not for the faint of heart.
  • It’s adventure at its best – as we learn to run our race in a power not our own.

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6 thoughts on “Have a Mary Christmas”

  1. Brenda I love this! What a challenge, and a privilege, to see from this perspective.
    Praying all is well with you and yoursFrances 


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