Tis the Season Week 4: Loving Like Jesus

How will the love of Jesus find expression in your life as you seek to love others this Christmas season?

Thanks for sticking with us the last four weeks. This week we conclude our study just in time to celebrate and rejoice in the birth of our Savior! I pray your Christmas has been a little different this year because you have sought to make Christ the center. This week we’ll conclude our study by examining Psalm 86:13 and the steadfast love our of God. Continue reading “Tis the Season Week 4: Loving Like Jesus”

Tis the Season…Are You Ready?

‘Tis the season…

  • for busyness and overwhelmed schedules packed with events
  • for strained pocketbooks from all the shopping for just the right gifts
  • for stressed and frazzled relationships and gatherings with relatives

But is this how Christmas was truly meant to be experienced?

Advent means “the coming”. It’s a time of inward preparation for the commemoration of the coming of Christ. It’s a time to be still and remember the God of our past, present and future. It’s a time to celebrate His presence in the present and prepare for His second coming in the future.

Advent is a time to prepare for Christ’s coming by looking at our lives and seeing if there are habits, attitudes, or behaviors of which we need to repent. —Ann Hibbard

Over sixteen years ago, the Lord really impressed upon me that I needed to take a look at my heart and what I was instilling in my children when it came to Christmas. My husband and I felt we needed to move our family toward a season more focused on celebrating Christ and generosity, rather than “getting gifts”.   Continue reading “Tis the Season…Are You Ready?”