From Our Home To Your’s!!
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is hearing from you!! We all enjoy the pictures and updates, so thought we’d share ours too. 2014 has been a good year…life on the farm has been busy, overall we’ve been blessed with good health (2 days after typing this sickness hit and a week later hasn't left yet!) and made many memories.
Highlights from the year include - Labor Day camp-out with the Beran’s, Wisconsin Dells with the Biwer’s, coon hunting with Grandpa, sewing with Grandma Marie and shopping with Grandma Judy, fishing at Dalyn’s, AWANA’s, and no dull moments in “Beranville”.
James D. enjoyed his first football season, Joy went to her 1st FCA camp and has officially started basketball, Jaylyn enjoyed playing softball, Jed treasured his puppy, Jake, and learned sometimes life ends all too soon, and Jesse has become the family clown making us laugh daily. J.D. and Joy also enjoyed their first week of summer camp at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch.
As I list all my little J’s, I am thinking of another baby J…one we focus on at Christmas time. The familiar song says, “What child is this?” and a popular verse answers this question - Isaiah 9:6 tells us, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
There are many things that can consume our mind this time of the year, but we are attempting to focus on the one thing…Jesus! Our faith in Him is what will carry us through the good and the bad. He has provided strength, peace and joy in the year that has passed and we trust He will do that in the year to come.
We pray this Christmas you are able to enjoy time with family and friends!! In 2015, may we all get to know the One we celebrate - Jesus, the Child born in the manger who came to be Christ our King and Lord our Savior!
Blessings from the farm,
James D. (11), Joy (9),
Jaylyn (7), Jed (5)
and Jesse (3)
“I want to know Christ, yes to know the power of His resurrection and
participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death…”