Archives For Christmas

How to Have a Christmas to Remember

Maybe this week hasn’t gone as planned.

Long lines at the store. Grumpy customers. Only a few gifts under the tree. A misunderstanding with your in-laws. The overcooked meal. Overdraft fees. Late dinner guests. An empty home.

The weeks leading up to Christmas are often filled with lists and lines, to-dos and to-don’ts.

If we’re not careful, a season meant to bring the greatest joy, can steal our joy. Continue Reading...

How to Give the Perfect Gift This Christmas

I’ve always struggled buying the perfect gift—you know, the one your loved one remembers for years to come. Maybe you struggle shopping for the Person-Who-Has-Everything, too.

It’s too small. Not the right color. They have three just like it.

Rather than preparing my heart for the coming birth of Christ during Advent, I find I get trapped in wish lists, gift budgets, and picking out that perfect present.

How did a holiday centered around the birth of our Savior quickly became so focused on spending, presents, wrapping, and bows?

Did you know Americans spend over $450 billion on Christmas every year? [Tweet this]
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How to Hold onto the Wonder of Christmas Again

Frederick Buechner's words leave me wonderstruck today. Maybe they will do the same for you: Continue Reading...

How to Download a Free Advent Devotional: Will you join me on an ADVENT-ure?

Will you join me on an ADVENT-ure?

If you’re like me, the weeks leading up to Christmas are all too often filled with lists and to-dos. Instead of living in wild expectation of Jesus’ birth, I find myself standing in lines at grocery stories, boutiques, and big box stores.

I want to be looking for God in the snowflakes and crow’s song, in friendships and dirty mangers, but all too often, I’m distracted by the busyness of the Christmas season. This Christmas, I want to live with eyes wide open, in divine expectation that God is ready to meet me wherever I am. And I hope you’ll join me.

Join me as we #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK by our great God this Advent season. Continue Reading...

Christmas

A member of our Partymob, Sarah, sent us this story that illustrates the miracles and breakthroughs people are experiencing as they begin to pray for wonder and ask for God to astound them (Isaiah 29:14): Continue Reading...