Discover the meaning of love, faith, and courage with The Christmas Blessing. Each of us is destined for something, a purpose that often seems muddy, or vague at best. We want nothing more that to know what our purpose is, to know that we haven't just been plopped down to fumble our way through to the end, but that there's reason for our being here. We may not discover that purpose in the way that we'd want, as time in the valley will be longer and darker than we imagined, but if we are patient or still long enough, we will catch it in fleeting glimpses. We will see tiny sparks of revelation that push us closer and closer to our destiny. There will be pain, sometimes more than we bargained for, but as my mother promised so many years ago, in the end there will be joy. -Nathan Andrews, from The Christmas Blessing.VanLiere, Donna is the author of 'Christmas Blessing', published 2003 under ISBN 9780312322939 and ISBN 0312322933.