Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

This has been a well read verse as our family has gone through some unexpected changes.  The last two years we have prayed through two lay-offs and adding two more members to our family.  God has reminded us once again to trust Him not only with our own futures but the futures of those we love including 3 families we know facing cancer, others facing serious illnesses and some struggling through financial instability.  As we celebrated this Christmas, we were reminded of Mary's trust in our God as she prepared to give birth to her firstborn under what we would see as undesirable circumstances...No home, no hospital, and no baby supplies, but her faith really shows how much we really need...Trusting in God's provision.

Merry Christmas,
The Porters


  1. Thank you for the verse that reminds us to trust in Him, always.
    Your Christmas photos are beautiful as is your family.
    Wishing you a blessed New Year and a safe and quick birth of your precious baby. Can't wait to welcome the little bundle!

  2. This is a great post. Thank you so much for the needed reminder!

  3. My lovely sister in Christ thank you for sharing and posting the photos! I love Y'all so, so much and I am blessed to have you as my close and dearest friend! Thank-You for always sticking close by me and for maintaining our friendship across the miles between us from California to South Carolina, you are truly a solid rock in my life and I am blessed to know you and your Porter Peeps!!woohoo!! Much love and blessings and thanks for the scripture a good reminder of what we are to do surrender ourselves and rely on God daily!! Love you, Deevine Dee