It’s funny who I’ve met on this blogging journey. People that have emailed deals, notes and encouragements. Krissi and I have now been online friends for several months after she told me she was in South Korea teaching English (Tim and I taught English in Thailand!). Not until this week did she tell me the whole story and was I shocked. Krissi has been a great source of encouragement to me this year and I think her story will be a great source of comfort and encouragement to some of you that in the midst of the busyness and the stress this Christmas, there’s a God who cares. A God who sent His only Son to die for you and me. Here’s her story:
“It was around this time last year that I discovered an unexpected gift: an eviction notice. My spouse had gambled our rent money for three months and diverted all the calls and emails from the landlord so I wouldn’t find out. Due to the dire nature of his gambling, he chose to go into a program called Teen Challenge. I found myself sitting in an empty condo next to a pathetic lit-up Christmas tree that was 3/4 the size of a real tree. Surrounded by uncertainties and trying to take in the shock of all that had happened, I realized the holidays can be the most joyous or the most depressing time of the year.
~May God bless you and your family this holiday season”