Most years I tend to lose sight of Jesus somewhere between the deals of Black Friday and the dawn of a new year. As I fight to carve out the time to consider the sacred, I keep wondering how Jesus would celebrate His birth. If Jesus were still walking the earth, what would He be doing this Christmas? Here's my best guess.
When the shepherds came to the manger and told everyone about the supernatural announcement of Christ’s birth, there were two distinct reactions – “Wonder” and “Ponder”. Those in attendance wondered at what the shepherds said, but Mary pondered what they said in her heart.
So how about you? Are you a “wonderer” or a “ponderer”?
It’s Christmas time, but unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose focus on Christ even though we’re supposed to be celebrating his birth. This season can bring both stresses and joys, and it also can bring many opportunities for family discipleship. Here are my “Twelve Ways of Christmas.” Consider including a few of these into your Christmas season—and enjoy the gifts that come from family discipleship.
It’s wild how the holidays can bring out such intense sides to our personality. In our marriages, the rush, the expectations, the schedule and the cookie induced sugar buzz can really make for some stressful—potentially explosive—situations.
All families struggle with the extremes the celebrations bring out of and on us! Here’s a few tips to help you navigate the season...
We've all heard a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies can deliver important vitamins and nutrients for better health; but many of your favorite foods can actually help support your immune system, too.
Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be extremely hard. Here are some ways to navigate this time - for a friend, a family member, or for yourself.
When it comes to the joy and the stress of the holidays, how do you and your spouse approach it? As a united team? Or do tinsel, gift giving, and extended family get-togethers turn you against each other?
If you and your spouse are struggling to face the holidays together, here are 5 ways you can navigate the season hand-in-hand rather than back-to-back.
Unique personalities, unusual circumstances, and unexpected issues can turn even the most anticipated holiday gatherings into a time of stress and exhaustion.
This Holiday Season, let’s do more than just “survive.” Let’s purpose to enjoy every single moment. It can done! I know I’m determined to make it happen and I hope these tips will encourage you as well...