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Have A Silent Night

11/24/2015

by:  Ginger Jurries Dr. David Jeremiah suggests a radical idea for enhancing your Advent devotional time: “In planning for Christmas this year, schedule a ‘silent night’ into your calendar: Repeat Samuel’s prayer:  ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening’ or David’s prayer: ‘Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.’ (1 […]

How can we model the true meaning of Christmas with our families?

12/08/2014

One way we can model Christian Caregiving at Christmas time is a tradition which we have done in our family for 20 years. Early in Advent we send each child and grandchild the following letter. Then on Christmas, each person describes the gift which he or she has chosen, and how the gift will help to improve someone’s life. Then on a large world map, the person indicates with a star sticker where her or his gift is going. Then he or she lights a small votive candle, which reminds us that we are called to be “lights” in God’s world.

What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 1

12/17/2014

From:  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I am thinking of you. Sounds so simple, but it means so much to know someone out […]

The Best Gifts to Give

12/24/2014

Best Gifts for Christmas (or anytime) The African boy listened carefully as the teacher explained why it is that Christians give presents to each other on Christmas Day.  “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our friendship and love for each other,” she said. Then Christmas Day came, […]

What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 2

12/18/2014

By  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I don’t expect a call back.  For over a week after my dad died, a dear friend […]