Hello Reader,

Last week’s podcast episode was the last one for 2023. I understand you may not have had time to listen to it, given all the activities surrounding the end of the year.

But if you click here you can still catch episode 208, Christmas – A Time to Reflect. It’s about how Mary processed her experience in giving birth to Jesus and the things she reflected upon over and over again.

One listener said it was the best Christmas episode in the six years I’ve been doing the podcast.

Another listener wrote to tell me,

“Beautiful podcast. I especially enjoyed the background on the shepherds and their sheep. Had never heard about that.”

Then on Christmas Day, just a few days ago, I did my annual reading of the Christmas story from Luke’s Gospel. This year I read it from Eugene Peterson’s The Message. Click here if you’d like to listen to it.

If you still need a little more Christmas flowing through your ear buds, here are a couple of episodes from 2019 you may want to check out.

JohnCertalic.com/045 Seven Relationship Lessons From the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever Made

JohnCertalic.com/046 Where Joy to the World is Found

Next year starts next week

Episode 210, the first one of 2024, goes live next Wednesday, January 3, 2024. I’ll be revealing our Word of the Year for 2024. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile. I hope you’re curious enough to tune in to hear what it is. It’s a word and skill that could take your relationships to the next level.

Until next year, I wish you all the joy that you can wish.*

John Certalic

You Were Made for This is the podcast sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. Please consider making a donation so we can continue the podcast and other services we provide missionaries around the world. You can make an online contribution to Caring for Others when you click here. *The Merchant of Venice, Act III, scene 2