Giving the Best Gift This Christmas

In our home, we will always remember the Christmas of 2014 as the most unpleasant holiday (so far). We went to my Aunt’s house to celebrate Christmas Eve like we do every year and then we came home to prepare for a lovely Christmas morning. But all throughout the night, my two girls were sick, constantly throwing up. We went… Read more


The Complete Guide to Creating a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Learn how to make a Christmas Book Advent Calendar for your family and start a powerful new tradition to turn your children’s hearts to Jesus!  Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and it’s not just one day either. We can enjoy the entire season. During the month of December, we have the opportunity to intentionally prepare our hearts for… Read more


Favorite Things Christmas Gift Guide for Christian Families

I love Christmas gift giving. It is an incredibly special thing for my family and me. We carefully consider gifts to buy, and then purchase only a small number of modest gifts for one another. We find this helps our hearts stay grateful and worshipful, and we also get to show love to one another. Because Christmas gifts are something… Read more


This Changes Everything

Presents can’t change everything. Cookies and milk and cute little elves can’t either. Nor can caroling, sleigh rides, or any amount of holiday cheer. But this? This can change everything!  We are now in the middle of the holiday season, which means you have probably already had a fair share of parties, family traditions, and way too many cookies (Tell… Read more


Showing Christ in the Way We Give Gifts this Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It provides an opportunity to experience and express gratitude to God for sending His Son Jesus to Earth, God with us. But we can also easily gloss over or completely miss that most central part of the holiday season in the hustle and bustle this Santa-centered culture. So how do we turn the tide… Read more


Christmas Meditations: What I’m Learning from Mary

I love the Christmas story. Each year as I take time to read it and soak it in, I am drawn to new truths and depths. This year is no different. Twice this month my daughter and I have watched The Nativity Movie together. This is a yearly tradition for me, and it has influenced the way I relate to the story profoundly. Watching… Read more

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