Tagged with Christmas

Merry Christmas – Seeing the To-Do’s in His Light

Merry Christmas – Seeing the To-Do’s in His Light

Christmas in almost here! Though we still may have things on our to-do lists, His light can change our perspectives and turn chaos to joy! Continue reading

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The Power of the Christmas Story

The Power of the Christmas Story

Jesus. Our Immanuel. God with us! It’s so powerful isn’t it? The Christmas story? A nation waited for centuries for a deliverer. People lived in spiritual darkness, hungry for help and hope. The Roman government ruled over the Jews with a firm hand, and the Jews wanted freedom. When would their promised King come? The … Continue reading

The Innkeeper… Guest Post by Julie Sanders

The Innkeeper… Guest Post by Julie Sanders

I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to have Julie Sanders guest posting here today! Julie is a fellow team writer at DoNotDepart, a speaker, blogger, and the author of a new book entitled Expectant 40 Devotions for New and Expectant Moms. (For more of what Julie does, see below for her website and blog.) If you aren’t … Continue reading

Prepare Him Room

Prepare Him Room

I’m sure you know the lyrics to Joy to the World… Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing. Again, I love this part: Let every heart prepare Him room… Yes, there was no room in the inn… the … Continue reading

Advent Ideas, Tips, and Resources

Advent Ideas, Tips, and Resources

Isn’t it wonderful? All this preparation for celebrating the Light of the world? I’m so incredibly thankful that God sent His beloved Son, Jesus, to us– and I enjoy celebrating the birth of the Savior! But, it’s also easy to get sideswiped by planning, parties, shopping… it can become a distraction at best, and a … Continue reading

Being Fed

It seems that we have an unwelcome Christmas tradition in our family.  Someone gets sick on Christmas.  Usually, it’s my oldest.  This year, we waited with much anticipation and breath holding.  As Christmas loomed closer, we thought we were off the hook.  But then, just because it’s tradition I guess, my littlest came down with … Continue reading

Advent Angels… A Christmastime Game

Advent Angels… A Christmastime Game

When I was a little girl I always looked forward to Christmas.  Most children do, of course.  But aside from the usual traditions, I specifically looked forward to a game we played called Advent Angels.  Little did I know that, in this family adored game, my parents were teaching me Biblical principles that would stick … Continue reading

Heavy Heart…

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;  And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isa 9:6 (NASB) The end of this verse is so incredibly rich.  It’s a feast that’s almost … Continue reading