"And I kept walking, carrying my precious load,
and the woman held her baby close to her heart,
and she and the man talked, about journeys,
and dreams and warnings,
and the love of a baby,
and the kindness of strangers."
Today we live in a world where one in 113 people is a refugee,
seeking shelter and safety far from home. In their Refuge Anne Booth
and Sam Usher remind us of a very famous refugee couple a couple of
thousand years ago...a virgin mother...no room in the inn, shepherds
sore afraid, a star of wonder, an angel proclaiming good news...
This humble account is probably the closest you can get to the
real Christmas story. It's a timely reminder that the savior many of
us worship started out in life in a family like those we see all
scared and bedraggled on the news.
If you can afford to buy the book, please do so. A dollar from
each book goes to help refugees. It would make a great gift for a
school, church, or public library.
On a personal note, we celebrated Mardi Gras at Wilson Center. After
a fine baked potato bar supper we played games. I came home with six
A great big shout out goes out to my Wilson Center family.
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