Read inside for encouragement in managing Christmas spending, while remembering the reason for the season.
- December 17, 2012 |
Just for fun, I thought it would be good to share 10 favorite quotes from films of the season.
- December 16, 2012 |
I am thankful for the lessons I have learned from persecuted Christians, especially on their observance of Christmas. They return to the true heart of the Christmas message: God sending his Son into the world to be born, die for our sins and return to His heavenly home. No Christmas trees, mall visits, substituting "holiday" for "Christmas."
They know something about “Silent Night,” just as they know something about “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” What they don’t recognize is the cosmos-shifting mystery of Immanuel as God with Us.
I'm on a limited budget this Christmas. I’d like to cut back on spending yet keep the holiday cheer. Do you have any suggestions?
What parent doesn’t want to give good gifts to their kids? But what kind of gifts should they choose?
The observance of Advent reminds us that regardless of what happens next, the King is coming.
We tend to overlook genealogic sections of Scripture, but sometimes they contain hidden treasure.
When you don't have a fairytale family, how do you celebrate the holidays? Jesus offers us a new kind of family. Family of faith.
What does Clark Griswold have to do with rediscovering Christmas? A must read by the Practice Joy Coach!
Without Christ, Christmas would be a massive list of obligations and to-dos. But with Christ, it is everything.
Here are some simple ideas to think about adding to your holiday season to make it more meaningful for you and for your family.
Refocus your heart and mind so that you can get through the holidays feeling recharged, refreshed and refueled.
Suppose we could strip away all the layers of non-biblical or pagan influence upon the celebration of Christ's birth. What would we have left?
What are stepmoms and stepdads to do when their new stepchildren are being ambushed by other family members?
It feels like summer is barely over, but gift-giving season will be here before you know it.
This time of year is not just a battle for us to live as singles, but there is much more intense war going on around us.
Do you wrestle with depression, anxiety, and resentment as the holidays approach? You may be trying to be a savior to others.
There’s a new devotional out about one of the best movies of all time. That’s right, a devotional about a movie.
Could you reduce your spending to $100 this Christmas?
- December 05, 2012 |