Romans 15:13 has been a favorite verse of mine for years now, combining hope, joy and peace all in the person of Christ, but I had never noticed the context before, that this is really a "Christmas verse". Read it for yourself.
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
– Psalm 126:5-6 (NIV)
Hope Harvesters™: Gathering Hope, Peace and Joy, In the Midst of Life's Hurts
MK (missionary kid) never lived in one place longer than 2 years until high school where she homeschooled in central California, graduating in 1990.
Married Rick Saake in 1992 and quickly entered the world of infertility, recurrent miscarriage and adoption loss.
Co-founded Hannah's Prayer Ministries - http://www.Hannah.org - in 1995.
Published Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage & Adoption Loss in 2005.
Now blessed and very thankful to be called Mommy by 3 living miracles.
6 strokes in 2011. Still recovering!