Merry Christmas from the Branch Family 2011

Dear family, friends, and precious blog readers,

2011 has been a year of transition for us. The word God gave us for the year was SIMPLIFY. We have gone from full living to living fully. It has been an adventure to say the least. We have learned a lot about each other and God, taken steps we never thought we would, and have unloaded a lot of stuff!

As we have lived intentionally, we have also discovered that the most important things in life, relationships and our health, are the two things that we really truly need. The rest is just gravy. Or tinsel. Or meringue. It adds to our life, but without the proper foundation in place, it is useless. Think about it…if you don’t have a Christmas tree, what use is tinsel? Meringue without pie? Gravy without potatoes? You get the picture.

So as 2012 approaches, I offer you a challenge. Don’t enter into the next year of your life on cruise control. Be intentional and ask God what He has for you in 2012. We are still praying and seeking that for ourselves this Christmas season. It may be a word, a phrase, or even a picture that He gives you. I would love to hear from you if you take this challenge. Here’s to the next adventure!

Love, peace, and joy to you this Christmas! Here are a couple of pictures of the most important things:

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  1. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family! I’m feeling the same ‘simplify’ tug..it started with cleaning out the unwanted emails by unsubscribing…has moved to the younger girls’ room, then to the boy’s room. (Waiting for the 14 year old to jump on the bandwagon!). It feels good to unload.

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