Christ in Christmas

December 2014

Merry Christmas! Does the Christmas celebration at your house include Jesus? Now is the perfect opportunity to familiarize your family with the real reason we pause this time of year. It’s not all about the presents but about His presence. Gifts are given because gifts were first given to Him. Candles are lit because He is called the ‘Light of the World’.

Isaiah 9:6 NIV “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

A Season of Thankfulness

November brings with it a season of thankfulness. It’s the perfect reminder that we’ve much to be thankful for. Rather than grumbling, why not start a thankful list? Place that list where adults and children alike can add to it as the days move forward. There is something wonderful that happens inside of us when we pause to give thanks. It’s a visual lesson that can be passed from one generation to another. The early settlers of our country had it right when they feasted for the sole purpose of giving thanks. Full tummies and warm fellowship typically follow a grateful heart.

Psalm 9:1 NIV I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.