Tag: Christmas

Let’s Chat: Christmas Traditions!

One of my favorite things about Christmas is all the traditions we get observe every year. You know, those things you do every single year that make it finally “feel like” Christmas. Or those certain ways you like to celebrate Jesus, or particular ways you enjoy being together as a family during the Christmas season. Whether […]

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A Christmas Blessing

  May God bless you richly as you celebrate Christ’s birth. May God bless you intimately as you worship at His cradle. May God bless you sweetly as you sing His praises. May God bless you broadly as you share His truth. May God bless you abundantly as you rest in His riches. May God […]

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Lessons from the Magnificat

Can you imagine the emotion that roiled through Mary’s heart, as she anticipated giving birth to the great Messiah? On the one hand, she must have been awed by the thought that Almighty God would choose her, a simple maiden, to bear His Son. That He would choose her to bring old prophecies to pass. That He would […]

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Hymns for Advent: Incarnation

Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang, proclaiming thy royal degree; but of lowly birth didst thou come to earth, and in great humility. Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth thou art! Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart! Thou camest, O Lord, with the living Word, that should […]

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Celebrating Christ at Christmas: Card Intercession

Have you ever practiced Christmas Card Intercession? It’s really quite a simple idea: pray for people as you write cards for them. Even if all you do is sign your name and address the envelope.     Because everyone needs prayer. Maybe you don’t really know what’s going with that old friend or distant aunt — […]

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Celebrating Christ at Christmas: Spiritual Wish Lists

We’re discussing unique ways to celebrate Christ at Christmas! So far in this series: Observing Advent. 2. Spiritual Wish Lists What’s on your Christmas list this year? No, not your own wish list, the other one. You know — the {long} list of things that your kids want, the {really short} list of ideas from your spouse, […]

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A Moment of Anticipation: Hymns for Advent

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free! From our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in Thee. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny! From depths of hell thy […]

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