Because of today, I made it through 2020

Christmas 2020 on Over 50 Feeling 40

Merry Christmas, wonderful friends! Today, I am focusing on the reason for the season…the birth of our Savior.

Because I have a relationship with the baby in the manger, I could face a pandemic, job layoff, and many challenges with joy deep inside, unrattled.

Jesus is the reason for the season

Because of the baby in the manger, I know my future is secure.

Because of the baby in the manger, I experience amazing peace amidst chaos and face each day with hope in my heart.

Because of the baby in the manger, I know the living God first hand and speak with Him throughout each day.

Because of the baby in the manger, I know the difference between relationship and religion. 

Because of the baby in the manger, I am never alone.

Because of the baby in the manger, I can face tomorrow…

Christmas 2020 on Over 50 Feeling 40

My wish for you is to also know the baby in the manger…Prince of Peace…Mighty God…Omnipotent Father…Emmanuel…if you ever want to talk about Jesus, please email me…

The baby was born and died for all of us to have eternal life…joy…peace…He is real and alive.

Merry Christmas to all…and, please…..


By Pamela Lutrell




  1. Merry Christmas Pam! This is so beautifully said and echoes my own heart. It reminds me of the song, “Because He Lives.” Have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Can’t believe that you are blogging! while the rest of us and reading the wonderful message. I am sipping coffee waiting for my pain meds to kick in before making your hot coco recipe-#1- to have for the family later on this AM. Best wishes, from warm? sunny? Florida!

  3. Wow such a great testimony. And yes it’s because of that baby in a manger that my family and I too have great peace even through a pandemic and slower work at times for our business. Having a personal relationship with Him is what keeps our peace that surpasses all understanding flowing.

  4. Beautiful post Pam. So hard for many to keep the faith in all of this. Wishing you the best day today. Enjoy all that fabulous food I know you are having and the whole day as well. We are under a deep layer of snow so since we are not going out at all, it looks like a Christmas card. Thanks for spreading the JOY all year for us.

  5. Oh yes, our greatest blessing – salvation & the Holy Spirit walking with us. Thank you for sharing your heart & your faith. Merry Christmas!

  6. Thank you for these heartfelt words. They have great meaning for me. Throughout this strange year, my mantra has been “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

  7. Thank you for reminding us of the “reason for the season” and sharing this important cornerstone in your life that has helped you be joyful during a year of great tumult. Merry Christmas to you too!

  8. Pam, you made me stop in my tracks and realize that I feel the same. You put into words what I feel. You have been a daily blessing to me , especially during these long months of isolation and concern for others. We who are still here, and relatively healthy, are so blessed. Hoping we can all be uplifted by that verse …” Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be bright, NEXT YEAR ALL OUR TROUBLES WILL BE OUT OF SIGHT so have yourself a merry little Christmas now”.

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for being such a kind and gracious lady. May 2021 be a blessed year.

  10. Four days before Christmas 2019, my 23 year old grandson died by suicide after several years battling severe anxiety and depression. Last Christmas was a blur of sadness. This year Covid was a good excuse to celebrate separately and very differently from our usual family gathering. The empty chair is still too fresh.

    If all I knew about Christmas was the over commercialization of the season, I don’t know if our family would have survived his death intact. But every word you wrote is exactly what has carried us through this tragedy. Isaac was a committed Christian who lost his ability to see his inherent worth, and instead listened to an inner voice that said he was a nobody who would not be missed.

    In one of the online support groups I found, there are so many people who say they are no longer religious. Your words “Because of the baby in the manger, I know the difference between relationship and religion” are so important. I pray that they will come to know the difference, too.

    1. Hi Kate, a long day just winded down and I sat down to read these comments. Your’s grabbed my heart. I am so sorry for your loss of Isaac, but so reassured that he is with our heavenly Father and you will see him again. It saddens me to hear his story and is a good reminder that the best gift we can give our grandchildren is the constant reassurance that God created them for a purpose and they are loved by their creator and family. Thank you for sharing your story, Kate…I am glad you know the same relationship that I do.

  11. I am catching up on your blogs that I have missed recently and this one brought me to tears! UNASHAMED. Thank you for unashamedly sharing your faith and foundation on your blog. He is the source of my hope and strength as well. JESUS is the reason for the season! Love and Blessings to you and yours in the New Year!

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