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The Unexpected Christmas

Keeping Christmas: Devotion #6   Our family, friends, and neighbors may not understand why we don’t go all out for Christmas this year, but you know. God is calling us to simplify, to keep the first things first, to honor Him above all else, and to humbly obey His call in our lives. Maybe we […]

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When Christmas Arrives Broken

Keeping Christmas:  Personal Spiritual Growth Embrace your story. Often times the scenes we want to skip produce the endings we all love to see! (Anonymous)   Have you ever anxiously torn into a long-awaited package only to discover it had somehow been damaged in shipment? What do we do when — because of the circumstances […]

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A Prayerful Heart is a Prepared Heart

Keeping Christmas: Devotion #5   One of the principles we learn in the Called to be a Keeper Bible study is the importance of prayer. Prayer is, simply put, communication with God. It can be long and focused or short and random. All of us need to pray more. As we enter this busy season of […]

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Felt Nativity for Kids

Keeping Christmas: As For Me and My House   by Lindsay Fetters Several of my girlfriends saw this cute idea on Pinterest to make a child-size felt Christmas tree with felt ornaments for their child to decorate however they want. It is such a fun idea for your child to get involved with tree decorating! […]

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Pondering Christmas

Keeping Christmas: Devotion #4   I hope by now as we have shared together over the past two weeks, you have come to realize that we truly are called by God to learn and live the priorities He clearly established in His Word. Christmas time is not an exception to the command. Choose this year […]

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Marcia’s Christmas Questionnaire

Let’s think back to the Keeping Christmas Devotion: Have a Mary Christmas. Take a moment to consider the story of Martha and Mary. Do you ever wonder if the  so many things  that occupied and bothered Martha were expectations of others or the expectations she placed on herself? We want the best for our family; sometimes […]

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