We cherish the opportunity this time of year provides to reflect on the day when the One in Whom “all the fullness of Deity dwells”* came “in bodily form,” and to share with you the way He “holds all things together”* both in our family and in the rest of His creation. All of the blessings of Danny’s job have been a gift from God – lots of time with us, a steady paycheck, and fun helping others. All of the joy in Laura staying home is because of Him – laughter, hugs, and the privilege of watching a 2-, 4-, and 6-year old grow in their understanding of God and the world around them. All of the fun of 1st grade is Alyssa’s greatest blessing – carefully applying herself to reading and math facts, sharing with new friends of her own, and running into Mama’s arms at the end of the day. All of the activities that occupy Parker are God’s gift – jumping everywhere, swimming, wrestling with Daddy, and thoroughly entertaining Mama. God takes care of all of Reagan’s needs as she learns to talk, hop, and generally try to keep up with a brother and sister who adore her. And God has held us all together through a move to a beautiful new home, Dan’s mission trip to Malawi, our continued ministry with college students, and a lot of fun along the way. We are immeasurably blessed, but in no way greater than the peace we know because Jesus Christ reconciled all things to Himself through the blood of His cross.* Our prayer is that you also know His blessing and His peace in all things!