My gift to you today is the characteristics of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. I guess he was the first dad in a divine blended family! First of all, Joseph believed in God and was considered a righteous man. Secondly, he humbled himself and protected Mary from humiliation when he was faced with them not being married (yet) and her being pregnant. Lastly, he was a man of honest means – he worked, he had a trade and he passed that on to his Son. What an amazing example to us. In your family, you will do more good when you walk in a manner pleasing to God. The obedience can be tough …walking in humility may be unpleasant … the “daily grind” of work and life in general is often mundane. But just as Joseph, you never know who God has placed in your family that will grow up and make a huge difference in this world! Merry Christmas!