Slow Down ✋

I’m going to ask you to do something that I know is nearly impossible this time of year…but here it goes…can you slow down a bit?

This is the season of hustle and bustle. When we’re not at work, we’re shopping. When we’re not shopping, we’re at our ten-thousandth holiday party! It’s a wild time!

Can we try to slow down together and really focus on the reason for this season? Sometimes it can feel super lonely, especially when you are missing loved ones. The Christmas season is about TRUE LOVE— not the kind you see in the Disney movies.

Christmas is about a love so big, and so true, that it’s really hard to process! This is the time we celebrate Jesus being born! Jesus came to save you and to save me. He gave His life for us! There’s a verse in Romans 5 that says, When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.” (Romans 5:6 NLT)

It goes on to say that most of us would not be willing to give up our lives for even the most righteous of people, let alone the meek, broken wrongdoer. “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8 NLT) And…while we are still sinners!

That is huge love. You are loved with everlasting and unconditional love! My challenge to you is to stop, silence your senses and reflect about how much you are loved.

Kristen James

Morning Show Host

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  1. Deb Mann on December 2, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Thank you, Kristen, for this reminder. We all need to know and feel the love that was poured out on us sinners by the spotless Jesus – the love that is still poured out today, every day. I need to slow down and even stop, breathe in the love and feel the presence of my Lord in my life – not only this time of year, but daily. God bless.

    • Kristen James on December 8, 2021 at 6:54 am

      Amen! Love this!!

  2. Kat on December 2, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Love this!

    • Kristen James on December 8, 2021 at 6:53 am


  3. Taleen on December 2, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Agreed, thank you for the necessary reminder! ❤️

    • Kristen James on December 8, 2021 at 5:56 am


  4. Toni Maffeo on December 2, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    I am so overwhelmed with the thought of how much we are loved by Jesus and to know that he forgives no matter what is truly amazing . My heart is happy knowing I will come face to face when he’s ready for me I will be ready for him amen 🙏🏻

    • Kristen James on December 8, 2021 at 5:56 am

      Amen! He is so good!

  5. Fortune C Coratti on December 2, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the reminder. And yes you are right we all have to slow down a bit. It’s a hard time of year for me,
    losing family members and friends recently! So the holidays will be hard to get through, but I just know God will get me
    through them no matter what. I love Jesus so much and He is good to me. I am very thankful and very blessed.
    Have a very Merry Christmas Kristen!

    • Kristen James on December 8, 2021 at 5:55 am

      Praying for you! Merry Christmas!

  6. Susan Antoniello McGovern on December 9, 2021 at 10:53 am

    I have been listening to Star 99.1 since May 2015. I have always considered myself a person of strong faith but it was not until I started listening to STAR that I knew what I was missing in my life. A place I felt safe and could listen and not be judged if I ever wanted to call in.

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