Denise J. Hughes
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Denise is a lover of words and the Word. She's the author of #DeeperWaters and the Bible study series #WordWriters.

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  1. Denise,
    Reading this post just makes me shake my head in awe and wonder. To think that the Creator of the universe chose to be so limited in the helpless form of a tiny baby…well I just can’t get my head around that. I believe that I am not meant to get my miniscule mind around an uncontainable God. He truly is from everlasting to everlasting…may my heart and soul never cease being in awe and praising Him. Beautiful post!
    Blessings and may you have a joyous Christmas,

  2. 1. Quiet moments in the still of the morning with my bible and my devotion.
    2. Laughable moments with my kids watching them be kids.
    3. Lunch with my girlfriends that doesn’t come often enough, even if weekly.
    4. A text from a friend that makes me laugh.

    These fill my heart bucket over! It is in the thro’s of those moments that I know He is near. And he is giving me the things I desire, not necessarily need. His love does give me more than I need and exactly what I need. Even when I let the weight of the world bend me. He is there, in encouraging me to keep going. Showing me immeasurable love.

  3. He is the light of the world and we that believe should not hide that light under a bushel, all year long there should be joy, singing, praise for Him. We will find that light in the still, small voice, in the quiet rest of His peace….in the roses, in the raindrops, in the warmth of the sun, I like watching sparrows and butterflies, the sparrows always remind me that He takes care of them, and me, the butterflies because when I was crying on the porch one day a long time ago, two white ones showed up and practically danced around me, even sat on my hand, they must have been angels.

  4. Denise,

    A few of my favorite things are: steaming cup hot tea, beautiful sunsets & sunrises, snuggle time with my sweetheart! Yes eventually the cup empties, sunsets & sunrises fade and time moves on! Our choir sang the song “I Have seen the Light” and it reminds me that Jesus is our light in this dark world!
    Praise God He is our everlasting light!
    Have a Blessed Christmas!! 🙂

  5. One of my favorite things is when everybody is already home on a stormy night and we have enough snacks, books, videos, and candles. (Emphasis on snacks.)

    wishing my incourage friends a very Merry Christmas. Be blessed – and be home, even if not at your own house…xoxox

  6. favorite things: a child’s smile. time with an authentic friend. words written from a friend. love and respect from offspring . finding someone who is as excited about the Lord as I am