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...
Of course you want to maintain a healthy home, but are you sure you're doing the best job you can to protect their home’s health? Here are some simple ways to noticeably improve the health quality of your home.
The first few notes of “O Holy Night,” and the Peanuts singing, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” stir the true spirit of Christmas in our souls. Many of the Christmas Carols that have become part of the tapestry of our every December are woven from the very One who was, is, and always will be.
Here are 10 well-known Christmas carols whose lyrics tell the real meaning of Christmas
During the Christmas rush, our homes are far from silent, calm, still, or peaceful. The holiday momentum builds the day after Thanksgiving; the house is noisy, busy, hustling, bustling, and brimming over with activity and stress to the point of near exhaustion.
There is a solution! We can intentionally cut the Christmas chaos this year. The five steps to doing so spell the word PEACE....