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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2015

2015 has been such an incredible year of growth and change for the TerKeurst family. And as we turn the last few pages of this year the word that best describes us right now is “thankful.”


Mark and Theresa were married and welcomed our precious Selena Hope in March. Theresa and Selena have been beautiful gifts of grace to our family!


We are also celebrating three engagements! In August, Jackson proposed to Amanda on a beautiful afternoon in a hot air balloon. We are so excited about their wedding in October of 2016.


Michael got down on one knee and asked Hope to marry him with family and friends looking on at our home in October. We are thrilled to be planning for their marriage in February of 2016.  


Ashley said “yes” to David in the cutest little barn in Alabama last month. We will be happily watching them tie the knot in April of 2016.*


Lastly, our sweet Brooke is not even dating and we are so thankful.


Life has such a way of surprising and delighting us.

One thing we know above all else is that God has a plan … a beautiful plan … a plan with ups and downs and twists and turns. But through it all, He is with us and He is good. Praying for you and your family this Christmas season.

Much love,

Art, Lysa, Jackson, Amanda, Mark, Theresa, Selena, Michael, Hope, David, Ashley, and Brooke

* (Photo by Cathrine Taylor)

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  1. Shamar Smiley

    Wow, 3 engagements in one year is exciting and such a blessing. I wish them all much love and success in their futures. Also, David is the son of my pastor, Chris Hodges, here in Birmingham, AL! They are a great family. Small world. God bless and Merry Christmas!

  2. Laurie

    Wow!! Your family is exploding with beautiful growth!! So happy for all of you! Life is such a wonderful adventure when we put our trust in Our Savior! He causes ALL things to work together for good! May God continue to bless your precious family as you all grow and serve Him.

  3. Brenda pisco

    Lysa, thank you for sharing the wonderful blessings of your family. May the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christmas be forever with you and your family. God bless you always. And have a wonderful and joyful Christmas and a blessed new year

  4. Melinda

    Merry Christmas to each of YOU. Blessings for 2016- what an exciting year, full of change. Thank you so much for sharing your precious family with us.

  5. Loretta

    Merry Christmas,
    What a beautiful family!

  6. margaret

    Merry Christmas! Your husband and you have a beautiful family. Thank you for all your posts. You have
    Helped me to have a better relationship with God. Thank you again for what you do. Wishing you all the best for the new year.

  7. Joyce

    Thank you for sharing and all the you do,. Merry Christmas to you all.

  8. Jenn

    What an exciting year for your lovely family! My mama-heart is thrilled- for the engagements and additions, and for the fact that your rapidly-emptying next still has one little bird for you to enjoy!
    Merry Christmas blessings on all of you!

  9. Michelle Lasley

    Lysa! Three weddings in one year?? Oh friend, I will pray for you. Thank you for sharing this glimpse of your family. I have been so blessed by you. May you have a joyful Christmas and as peaceful a year as you can have. with. three. weddings. Blessings to the TerKeurst family!!

  10. Jan

    Merry Christmas, Lysa – to you and all of yours! 🙂

  11. Sylvia Rodriguez

    Thank you for sharing your family with stories and photos-love it! It is comforting to know new dreams and promises are being created. What a lovely family you have and what blessings to have so many exciting “additions” to your already dynamic family. Your ministry has increased my blessings!

    Blessings to all your readers this Merry Christmas!

  12. Rebecca

    Lysa, what a beautiful family you have! What a blessing you have been to so many!! I want to thank you because I read your book over a year ago, and it changed my life. Because I was such a sugar addict, I was living in pain, my life was miserable and I had tried every diet known to mankind. While reading your book, I came to realize that I had made sugar my idol. I asked God to forgive me and make my life all about Him and not about me. He did just that for me. I was using Lose It at the time and have continued. Fifteen months after reading your book and asking for God’s help, I am a new woman! I have lost 25 pounds, exercise regularly, gained strength and gotten off of all the heart medication that I had been on for 30 years. I no longer need ibuprofen unless I overdo exercise. 🙂 I can’t begin to thank you enough!! May God bless you and your family for generations!!

  13. Brenda

    Wow, what an eventful year for you and another to come! Your family is very beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  14. Kimberly Dial

    So what you’re saying is your theme for 2016 is “Wedding”, right? 😉 I always enjoy hearing about your family & it looks like 2015 was full of love for the TerKeursts. God is so good! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  15. Sara Beth

    Congrats to you all! So happy for all of you! I grew up with a family of 6. Between July 2014 and March 2015, 4 grand babies were added to the 4 older ones. (We got a set of twin girls.) This could be you all in 1-3 years. ☺️

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    Merry Christmas to all of them. May God bless them with joyful year 2016!

  17. Sarah Biuso

    Wow! What a year! And what hope for 2016!!!
    I was just looking over the dates for the Love Like You Mean It marriage cruise and saw that you are going to be speaking on it!
    My husband works for Family Life and we have been on 3 of these cruises! Welcome! You are going to LOVE IT!! I hope it is after the February wedding so you can relax and enjoy the time and romance with your husband (he is coming, right?

  18. Amber Paulsen

    Awe! Praise the Lord! He is always faithful! I love this post and all the photos and testimony of God’s goodness. 🙂 You are a treasured blessing to God’s heart.

    Amen to the bumps in the roads and twists and turns! Good thing He weaves it all into a beautiful thing for His glory and to help many people. 😀 I had one of the bumpiest roads ever in the last week. Whew!!!

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