Make This a Year of Promises Kept

Nothing stings more than a broken promise; especially to a child. Their innocent ability to trust a parent, or not, begins to form at a very young age.  Rightfully so, children should be able to take an adult at his or her word. If an outing to the park is promised for Tuesday afternoon, guard that calendar time. Apart from an emergency, don’t allow an interruption to pull you away in a new direction. Those who keep promises add a sense of security to their loved ones; and teach the importance of following through with what you say you will do.

Psalm 119:162 NIV I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.

The Real Merry Christmas

December awakens the sights and smells of Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of year. It also adds busyness to our days as we think of gift giving, tree trimming, and cards to send to family and friends. let’s take time to also breathe in the real Spirit of the season. We only celebrate Christmas because of Jesus’s birth. He’s truly the reason for the hoopla. Is Jesus in your Christmas? Do your children know the story of His birth? This month offers many ways to come alongside the real theme of Christmas. There are giving trees, full of ornaments with names on them, in churches and community buildings for those in need.  There are music events and theater presentations to attend. And this is a great time to read the story of Christ’s birth aloud.

Merry Christmas to all … Luke chapter 2 will tell of His birth