Hurting Hearts at Christmas


While Christmas is a wonderful time of year for many, hurting hearts at Christmas deepen with difficulty. Friends and family have suffered loss and grieve for loved ones. Memories from easier times or better yesterdays dance vividly in imaginations around the holidays.

The most High God chases after us, pursuing our hurting hearts to heal. I have to remind myself of that occasionally. Oh the depth of His love.

He loves us so much that He came down from Heaven to provide the sacrifice that would deliver forgiveness. And He never stops loving us, even when our hearts ache and we’re most tempted to turn away from Him…or at best, ignore His love.

Two years ago, my first ebook, 12 Days of Christmas for the Hurting, released just about this time of year. This 12 day devotional is a reminder of the gifts from our One True Love, the God of heaven who desperately desires a personal relationship with His children.

For 48 hours only, 12/9 &12/10, the ebook is just $.99 on Amazon. I would love it if you’d take a moment to download it and take the next 12 days to unwrap the gifts God has graciously given to us.

Download here at Amazon.

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And would you share it with someone who has a hurting heart? 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Rom. 15:13



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  1. This will be the 5th anniversary of my son Cody’s passing on Christmas Day….he was only 15….this book is very timely….

    Thank You

    1. I’m so sorry to read of your loss. Words seem inadequate. May the Lord lavish His gift of peace on you.

  2. Praying for you Terri. I have never had to go through something like this, and can’t imagine what this must be like for you. Joanne

    1. Terri Wilkinson says:

      Thank you for the prayers. Her case is still unsolved. The fact that no justice has been brought is really hard to deal with. She answered her door on a Sunday night and was shot and killed. It is believed that it was a hit that went to the wrong house. Unimaginable! Beyond your worst nightmare. God has certainly been faithful but it has been the darkest, loneliest time in our lives. People don’t feel very comfortable talking about death and especially if it is involving murder. It’s a very lonely club to be part of.
      Thank you again for your kind words and prayers!

  3. Terri Wilkinson says:

    What a timely gift this book is. Today is the 6th anniversary of my mother-in-law’s murder. This time of year is very hard and today I am feeling out of sorts. I just got your book on amazon and can’t wait to read it and be encouraged. Thank you!! Terri

    1. oh Terri! My heart just aches for you and yours. Prayers that God gives you abundant peace at this time.

      1. Terri Wilkinson says:

        Thank you so much, Rachel. I just read Day 1 and it was such a good reminder to me of His amazing love. I know I love my kids without strings attached but I don’t know why when it comes to God we began attaching strings of performance to His unconditional love for us. Thank you for writing this little book.

      2. Bless you, Terri- you are so very welcome!! Thank you for stopping by to let me know how He is loving on you.

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