What comes to mind when you think of Mary, the mother of Christ? My guess is that most of us have found inspiration in her story. She was a godly young lady. One we should all look to as an example and role model. We easily recognize the great honor she was given: selected from all the women throughout time to mother the Savior of the world! But have we pondered the trials of such a magnificent calling? I believe with some study and a little contemplation, a fuller appreciation for her story can help put into perspective the trials we’re called to endure for the cause ofRead More →

The Shepherds  Close your eyes and imagine with me that we are two shepherds tending our flocks together on a hillside on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Something stirs within us. Our skin pricks with eager anticipation, but we’re not sure why. The stars are bright tonight, and their twinkling light almost looks as if they’re dancing in the sky. As we watch our sheep we begin to whisper, though we’re not sure why we feel the need for the hush.   We quietly discuss the chaos in town as hundreds of people have flooded in to register for Caesar Augustus’s big census. We’ve both taken in family members from out of townRead More →

Intro by Esther Hosea Welcome to the very first ever guest post here on His Dearly Loved Daughter! Thanks so much to Bailey Suzio from The Thin Place for blessing us with this wonderful challenge to cultivate a longing for the return of Christ! To my readers, Bailey is going to talk about living with a sense of longing. She’s going to describe the way we live – waiting for the day when Christ will return to right all wrongs. Precious sisters, I know that many of us know far too well what it is to live with yearning. We know what it is toRead More →