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If you have gone to any stores since Halloween, I’m sure you’ve noticed that Christmas season is upon us! Lisa and I were walking through the mall the other day and the stores were already playing Christmas music and had their Christmas displays up! We began discussing our holiday plans and all that goes along with that! Last year we were so busy preparing for the arrival of Zoey so it was mostly a blur! This year we want it to be special for Zoey – not that she’ll remember it, but we want to start traditions that she’ll always remember we have done as long as she can remember. The holiday season is fun, but to many, it brings added stresses. End of semester exams, family, budgeting for gifts, cooking fancy dinners, parties, and more! No matter what stress or anxiety you may face this holiday season, God knows what you are dealing with and if we ask him he will give us the peace described in Philippians 4:6-7: 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. A massage, a vacation, or any form of break may be peaceful but God’s peace is like no earthly peace, but a peace only God can give that transcends all understanding. Cast your anxiety on God and ask for peace this year, and he will bless you in ways you can’t even imagine. Look to God in the times of stress and frustration, open your heart and mind to letting God in and move you closer to Him so that you may feel His unique and supernatural peace. Peter Hunt