Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We hope you’ve had a wonderful year.
This is our 8th year at Cornerstone. Dana says that the pastorate is one of the hardest and most rewarding things he will ever do. Hebrews 13:7 says, “they (pastors) watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief.” We’re blessed in that our church makes serving a great joy and we dearly love them. In addition to ministry, Dana is working on getting his real estate license and trusting God to direct him on the right path to take moving forward into 2020.
I (Kimberly) decided my path continues to take me down the road of entrepreneurship. So, I left my job this spring to pursue more freelance work. While pursuing that I launched an all-natural cleaning business with Alisha and Abigail. They are the backbone of the business and I’m so thankful for their work. God has blessed our efforts and continues to grow the business. Our schedule is filled and we’re praying about expansion in 2020.
One of our greatest joys since last Christmas was the birth of Emma Rose on December 27th. Emma is walking and jabbering and such a delight! She’s brought so much joy to our family. She loves books and being outside. Aaron and Alisha are wonderful parents. Aaron started a new career this year. He is working in HVAC and seems to really enjoy his work. He still serves at the church and leads our music. Alisha is enjoying being a mom and working part-time in the business.
Abigail runs out the door every morning at 5:30 am to her barista job. The rest of her time is spent working with Alisha. She put her vinyl business on hold for a season and is praying about its future. It’s been a busy year for her. We’re very thankful that she is still at home during this season of life.
Andrew turned 17 a few months ago. This year has been packed full. In addition to his online studies, he took a part-time job, and joined the BHS Football team in January. (They ended their season a few weeks ago as Conference Champions. #GoTigers) He’s had to balance a lot this year and we’re proud of the work he’s done.
One of the biggest changes in 2019 was our move to Bentonville. We sold our Bella Vista house in August and downsized to a townhouse not far from the church. It’s been an adjustment for everyone, but like everything in life….it’s just a season.
It’s a crazy, busy season for sure. Everyone is working hard, coming and going, and balancing life the best we can. But, no matter how busy we become, Sunday evenings at 6 pm our family stops what we’re doing and gathers for dinner and game night. We laugh, tell stories, and enjoy the blessings of family. Of course, none of those blessings would be possible without God’s mercy, grace, and infinite love.
Our prayer for you is that you’ve experienced the love of God in your life. He demonstrated it by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins. In His mercy He does not give us what we most ardently deserve. In His grace He gives us what we certainly don’t deserve. Only God can love like that!
Blessings to you and your family this Christmas and may your home be filled with His love!
The Williams family
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1Jn 4:10)