May each of you and your family have a Wonderful Blessed Christmas this year 2020.
As Charlie Brown once said,”It’s not what’s underneath the Christmas Tree, but who is around the tree that makes the memories”! It doesn’t matter what difficulties you and your family may have faced this past year in spite of the pandemic, the losses some of you have experienced with family, friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers. Some have lost jobs and businesses, while others are struggling to survive to keep the shop or restaurant above water.
If there is one thing about this year 2020 may we ask ourselves, and ask God, what have I learned from these losses and trials? Have they made me stronger and wiser or has it brought deep brokenness in my life and family.
I know what is is to go through hard times and I have learned that tough times never last but tough people do!
Even in our weakest moments and brokenness, God is there listening and waiting. Christmas gives us that hope in the midst of the darkest times. This passage has been impressed in my soul this season and I can’t seem to escape it.
“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”. Isaiah 9:2, 6
There is always hope even in the most challengingof times. When Job lost everything He looked to the God of Hope and trusted Him, come hell or highwater!
As the three wise men sought the star of Bethlehem Hope rose up within their soul. God sent His Son (The ‘Christ’ in Christmas) into this world to give us hope. God in the flesh born as a baby in a lowly manger to give us the gift of salvation, the gift of Life, and the gift of hope.
In all sincerity from my heart and our family to yours: We wish you a joyous Christmas celebration this day.
Merry Christmas 🎄 and we pray you have the most Blessed, Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year in 2021 The Provitola Family❤
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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