Communication is a powerful thing. We communicate with each other every day
through the phone, email, internet, facebook, text messages, instant messaging,
twitter, blogging, facetime, skype, and even through an old fashioned letter in the
mail! I wonder how God would try to communicate with us in 2010? Do you think
He would ever send a text message? Would Jesus own an iPhone or an iPad? Would
we have to read the Lord’s blog to catch up with what He’s been doing? … I’m not
sure. But I am sure of this: God used the greatest single form of communication… of
all time.

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If
our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our
greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest
need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest
need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior. The 12 most important words of
Christmas (and maybe our lives) is this: “A Savior has been born to us. He is Christ
the Lord.” God didn’t just send an email or text to communicate His love to us… He
sent His Son. God wanted to show us what He’s like, and ultimately, He wanted to
communicate to all of us that we can know God. Now that’s communication!

We hope you have the Merriest CHRISTmas ever! God bless you, your family, and
the year ahead.

Because He communicated love,

The Carson’s
{as penned by my husband, the true wordsmith of the family.}


  1. i LOVE that!
    i really like your husband's voice too!
    it is so clearly different and more masculine than yours!
    i read it to my husband and he loved it!
    now reedo says he may try to sneak into the reed life, and do a surprise post!
    ha ha!
    merry christmas carsen family!

  2. Great family picture. Wishing you and your family peace and joy at Christmas.

  3. Yes, He came because of Love!!

    Merriest Christmas!!

  4. i adore your card! beautiful!!!! :) merry christmas darling!

  5. God bless you and your family. Merry Christmas.

  6. Well said! Merry Christmas Julie to you and your family!

  7. Amazing! Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!

  8. Thank you.

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Great words! (and great pic) Merry Christmas!

  10. Love the 12 most important words! My husband and I watched that video tonight! Such a powerful message.

  11. great words! and i just love your Christmas card. who designed it for you this year?

    Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

  12. Love!!! So well put.

    and ... Julie, I love that you used the word "wordsmith" ... gave me a giggle - one of the words I like to use, but I'm often asked "what did you just say"? ;) wordsmith-it-up Jason!

  13. love this.
    hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas as well! :)

  14. Wise, wise words...what a leader you have! The card is prefect,as is the smiley faces in it! Merry Merry Christmas dear one! Love you mucho!

  15. Merry Christmas Julie!
    big fan of your goodness, you make me laugh & think all at the same time. HA!
    thank you for blogging...better world because of it :)
    Ada in Coastal Cali

  16. Did you design this card? LOVE it! Can you sell me a copy for next Christmas?? What a great family photo, too. Happy New Year!