Tag: Christmas

The Light of Epiphany: Hope for the New Year

Christmas lights - Christmas Day

There’s a bright light shining through our front window. The curtains fell down one evening in December while my husband and I were watching TV. We heard a crash and rushed to the dining room to see our front window curtains on top of my buffet, the one filled with my china. Thankfully, nothing was… Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas: Sharing God’s Love Beyond December 25th

Yellow - December 25

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Many of us have surely heard or have sung this well-known Christmas carol in our lives at one point or another during this special time of year.  The cumulative style of the lyrics and the catchy melody can easily encourage anyone to break… Read more

What Does the Bible Say About Christmas?

Parent - Father

What does the Bible say about Christmas? Well, quite a lot. In fact, since Christmas is the story of God sending His son Jesus to earth as a baby, most of the Bible points to and sets the stage for Christmas. My favorite device in the Bible for telling the Christmas story is a really… Read more

How to Talk to Your Kids About Different Holiday Traditions

Breakfast - Parent

When I was a kid, everything from the end of November to the end of December was Christmas. TV was full of Christmas movies and episodes of my favorite shows. We had Christmas parties at school, at church, at gymnastics. It was magical! But it was very narrow.  Christmas, or the overly-secularized, gift-centric holiday that… Read more

A Fresh Perspective on Advent

Christmas Day - Advent

Think about five words for a moment: Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. Surrender. “Well, Erick,” you might say, “Aren’t we all experts at surrender right now? It is 2020 after all.” True. We have all surrendered a lot this year. Sometimes, we welcome the opportunity for a change of pace. But most likely, you have dug… Read more

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break

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Que the Christmas Music! It’s almost time for Christmas break! The kids will be out of school, there will be no rigorous schedule to follow and families can finally spend quality, uninterrupted time together. This year has certainly brought along some challenges for many families, so we want to give you some fun ideas of… Read more

How to Teach Kids to Give (not just get!) at Christmas

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When my daughter first became old enough to understand the gifting part of Christmas, my own reflexes surprised me.  What do you want for Christmas this year? I would ask. Ooooh, is that something you would want for Christmas? Christmas is coming, maybe you’ll get that toy then!  Even as the words started tumbling out… Read more