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Heather Gemmen Wilson loves to laugh. She says, "Through all the circumstances of my life, I have gained more than I have lost ... and I'm not just talking weight." Heather is married to her best friend, Lawrence W. Wilson, a pastor, and they have a colorful blended family of...

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  1. My sister-in-law miscarried her 19 week old girl on the 1st. Please keep her, the family and all her supporters in your prayers.

  2. What a beautiful encouraging post. And what a beautiful encouraging family. I cried as I read. I lost my beautiful, sweet Mom in Oct. I didn’t really think it would be this hard. My heart goes out to all of those who are grieving this Christmas Season. May we all be cradled and comforted in God’s hands and know his love. ~Lanie

  3. i’m among those grieving this christmas, and would definitely appreciate prayers for the same kind of quiet strength brian and amy have.

  4. Hi Heather, thank you so much for your beautiful post… The experience of Brian & Amy has been truly tough but may our God our Savior encourage them all the more this time…They are such a lovely family as well. Praying that the Lord’s presence be with them now and always…
    My sister-in-law grieves because they are facing a lot challenges. I would appreciate a special prayer for her this Christmas. And may all those grieving this Christmas be comforted by the Holy Spirit and find strength in Him and always in the coming new year…

  5. I too am grieving this holiday season. My husband passed away 11 months ago. Prayers that I could focus on the Lord (who is more than enough) and not on my broken heart, would be appreciated. Thanks for posting and reminding us to pray for those who are struggling during this season.

  6. my dear friend Stephanie just delivered her unborn child last week. My prayer is that this Christmas she would be filled with more joy then she and her husband ever expected and pray that they find such peace and thankfulness with the family God has given them this christmas. My hope is that by next christmas they will celebrate with a new life in their home.

  7. This post touched my heart. I lost my twin daughters in July of 2008. This is my second Christmas without them. It still hurts, but I also have the joy you speak of, the joy the flows from the Lord. I also just found out I am pregnant again. So now I embark again on a journey of love and expectations, wanting to keep this baby, also knowing I may not, but also choosing to trust my Heavenly Father no matter what. Pray for me as I pour my heart into making the holidays rich and meaningful for my son while two little pieces of my heart are missing.

  8. my prayers are uplifted for Brian & Amy, that they would know real comfort, joy & peace from the Lord.
    please pray for my friends the Kaat family, they lost their youngest son, Jaymun, to cancer just 2 months ago. you can read their amazing story at http://www.jaymun.com
    thanks…