Does your family suffer from the Dec. 26th blues? The original Christmas season unfolded in a long, slow manner, starting with the hush of Advent and ending jubilantly on the twelfth day of Christmas - Jan. 6th.
Life isn't always peaceful. Yet, Christmas reminds us of the Prince of Peace who came to reconcile us to God.
In December, I tend to wonder if I have any willpower at all. Everything seems to be working against me!
All families struggle with the extremes holidays bring out of -and on- us! Here’s a few tips to help you navigate the season.
- December 23, 2013 |
You may be wondering...is it really the thought that counts? Could I bought better gifts?
- December 23, 2013 |
You want Christmas anticipation? Consider those who stood some 7 centuries removed from Isaiah's prophecy that "a child has been born."
- December 22, 2013 |
How much will most of us be spending this Christmas? According to the American Research Group, about $800.
How do you explain to your kids what Christmas is all about? I’ll tell you how I teach mine.
I am a Christian, after all! It's Christmas, and this should be a season I feel and look happy. So why didn't I?
If we delight in giving others gifts, imagine the joy God experiences when people open the gift of eternal life.
If you’re anything like the average American family, your Christmas to-do list goes on and on. But maybe our focus should shift.
Loneliness can be a difficult wilderness for single parents, and in the month of December it reaches new heights.
Author Justin Lee notes six Christmas myths we need to end.
We don’t usually think it, but we feel a desire for more than we have.
- December 18, 2013 |
You’ve probably read the story many times of Mary’s visit from the angel Gabriel. But let's talk about Mary's cousin Elizabeth.
At our house, a large Birthday Bag for Jesus sits under the Christmas tree. Sound intriguing? Keep reading!
It was my first Christmas as a single mom. The reality of our divorce was setting in as I stared straight into the face of loneliness.
Christmas' appearance in Narnia is very brief, but the celebration means a great deal to the tiny book. Here are three lessons we can draw from Lewis' work.
Wouldn’t it just be easier to stay in bed with the covers over your head some days?
- December 13, 2013 |