Twas The Monday Before Christmas…


Can you believe it? This year has gone by so fast. Soon we’ll be ringing in another year, and thanking God for all He has done in 2015! Posts like these can be redundant, and that isn’t my desire–to say what’s already been said before. But what I do want to share I hope will give you something to consider throughout the next two weeks…

Our pastor has challenged us for years during the month of December to consider:

Look back to this time last year and reflect on where you were and what you were doing. Then, think through all of 2015 and where you are today. You’re not the same person you were a year ago. Hopefully, your marriage is not where it was a year ago as well. God has been faithful to bring you a little closer in your walk with Him. He has showed you more of His character through the circumstances you’ve faced. Even in the difficulty, we can trust Him because He knows the beginning from the end. He has promised to complete the work He’s begun in us. This is a promise you can cling to when facing trouble. And a promise you can celebrate when you come through the dark valley to brighter days.

This year has been a challenging one for us. One where we have been on our knees many times asking God for help and hope. And we have found Him to be who He says He is. Even when we were still facing unanswered questions, it didn’t change who He is, and this brought us hope and peace.

Thank you for being a part of The Romantic Vineyard–some of you are new to us this year. Some of you we’ve known for years. We count it a privilege and a huge responsibility to share our life and our heart with you in an effort to help your marriage last a lifetime.

Which brings us to announce the winners of our Giveaway for three copies of the new book by Gary Chapman titled, Married And Still Loving It! Thank you to all who entered!

Our winners are…

  1. Jerry Fox
  2. tchambers
  3. Bonnie Anderson

Congratulations! All I need is for you to email me your mailing address to: theromanticvineyard(at)gmail(dot)com. The publisher will mail your copy of the book directly to you when it hits the shelves on January 5th.

This will be our last post of the year so we can focus our attention on our growing family.; That’s right–we have eight grandchildren ages eight and under, and we will be blessed to see them all from GA to TN.  We pray your holidays are filled with precious moments you’ll recall for years.

Papa and Nana's Gang

Merry Christmas!

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About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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4 Responses to Twas The Monday Before Christmas…

  1. Celine says:

    Merry Christmas


  2. Vanessa Marks says:

    Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. You have a wonderful life.

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