That would be a good gift, wouldn’t it? Especially if he were going away for a time (like a military deployment)? Or would it?
Do you struggle to keep up appearances – to get each room of the house looking Pinterest-perfect? Joy at Grace Full Mama does.
Whether or not you’re fanatic enough to dress up for the midnight showing, here’s some advice for how to experience of The Hobbit.
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son... that we might receive the full rights of sons (Gal. 4:4-5). Christmas at my house meant preparing for the worst. The worst didn't always come, but you couldn't be too careful.
1. In our house, Christmas is about Jesus. That first. The rest follows. 2. The stuff goes away. Relationships do not.
While holidays provide times to thank God, and celebrate Christ’s birth, so often we get caught up in the familiar patterns we’ve always followed.
We will all have these come-to-the-edge moments where our expectations don't match the reality of what is happening.
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing (Zeph. 3:17). Prophecies like Isaiah 7:14 gave the Israelites hope that God would not forget them.
You may wish you had more money than you do. If you’re an American, though, you’re living in the richest nation on Earth.
“Advent”, over the past several years the word has become almost synonymous with Christmas.
"How can I stay in control of Christmas shopping and not be saddled with credit card expenses well into the New Year?"
Couples they want to rid their relationship of resentment, increase communication and learn to manage conflict. But it takes two!
By now you may have heard that Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is “selfie.” It’s good word for our day, as without a doubt, it has become a very “selfie” world.
It’s not about winning a culture war. We win through how we engage our neighbors. Our honor should be on full display… even on Facebook.
Christmas signals the start of something radically new and for that we should rejoice
We’ve all heard the story of the young wife who cut off both ends of the ham before cooking it. When her husband asked her why – she didn’t know; that’s the way her mom always did it.
Over at How to Talk Evangelical, Addie Zierman shares about a time when she needed Christians around her to truly care about her..
Is the advice, "the best friendships make the best marriages" sound? Find out in today's edition of He Said-She Said.
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger (Luke 2:16). Our calendars so easily become overloaded, crowding out the spiritual significance of the Christmas season.
- December 01, 2013 |