Hope Became Tangible at Christmas

We’re such a “Show Me” culture.

SHOW me you love me.

SHOW me you understand what I’m going through.

SHOW me you’re sorry for what you did.

SHOW me I can trust you.

SHOW me you care. Do something!

Missouri (The Show Me State) doesn’t have a corner on the “I need to see it” market. Even those who choose to live by faith are prone to wander off into wondering.

We humans have always had trouble with intangibles in our relationships.

 

It’s been the same in our relationship with God. We listen to His Words, hear His stories, understand His truths. But the arrival of Jesus on the scene was, in a way, God’s response to a world that cries out, “SHOW me!” God’s divine plan all along, even before Eve and Adam gave us a reason to need a redeemer, was Jesus.

nativity-447767_1920The world had waited so long for a redeemer. Until Christ was born, hope was a promise, but an intangible.

Hope was born in a tangible way at Christmas.

Jesus’s birth proved once again that God keeps His promises—all of His promises. Hope soars when we grasp that concept.

As you walk through this Christmas season, may it be with a renewed understanding that Jesus Christ is proof of God’s love for you. And may you embrace that truth with your whole being.

Cynthia

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift to SHOW your love or appreciation to some in your circle, this may help. For the next five days, a special promotion offers a discount on top of a discount.

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Offer ends on Dec 11, 2018.

HOPE for Christmas Giveaway

Thanks to a friend of mine, I have a copy of John Albert Thomas’ Christmas CD of solo piano music to giveaway in addition to an autographed copy of AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS (hardcover novella), plus a sweet little HOPE Christmas ornament. Great present for a friend or inspiration for your own Christmas celebrations. See details below in the Rafflecopter giveaway link to enter.

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Have a blessed Christmas,

Cynthia

An Endless Christmas Holiday Cheer Giveaway WINNER!

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I’m pleased to announce the winner from my An Endless Christmas Holiday Cheer Giveaway and blog tour. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to the winner: Pam Graber. My publicists from Litfuse Publicity Group will be in touch via email with details on how to claim your prize. Pam, you can also email your mailing address to info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com. Congrats!
To all who entered and those who didn’t: If you’ve read An Endless Christmas, please let me know what you thought of the story.
If you haven’t read it yet, take a moment to order a copy for you and a few friends or family members! The stories within this story are sure to touch someone’s heart and renew their enthusiasm for the holiday and their hope for every other day of the year.

A multi-author Christmas giveaway!

Talk about heartwarming and toe-warming at the same time! This giveaway is the effort of several authors who share Christmas stories and the opportunity to have your name drawn as the recipient of an electric fireplace-like heater too. You can find more details below.

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Here are the books included in the giveaway bundle:

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And their authors: Cynthia Ruchti (novella, An Endless Christmas), Katie Ganshert (Amish Christmas at North Star), Michelle Ule (The 12 Brides of Christmas), Kathy Ide (21 Days of Christmas)Rachel McMillan (A Singular and Whimsical Problem), Melissa Tagg (One Enchanted Christmas), and Amanda Dykes (Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale). I’m grateful that AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS is included in this bundle. Curl up with a good book and warm toes! Enter today!

 

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