Loving one another doesn’t come in pat answers and cookie-cutter moments. To be honest, I’ve got a stubborn streak of all-about-me-DNA that breaks loose every now and then. When our focus is on ourselves, we’re all about getting our need for love met in just the way we like it. It is the love of Christ that frees us from the “what’s-in-it-for-me” mindset in our relationships. Fresh faith brings the power to love others God’s way.
Build a new Christmas tradition of trying one new tradition each year to keep faith fresh and everyone engaged. Focus on spending time together and keeping Christ center-front at Christmas. Try one of these ideas to add a new sacred tradition to your family celebration this Christmas.
December days can whip up a massive case of the busys.Somewhere in the muddle of all the need-to-do’s, have-to-do’s, and want-to-do’s, we find ourselves feeling disconnected and distant from the very Savior we celebrate. Discover three simple ways to keep faith fresh this Christmas.
God has been teaching me how to find joy in waiting. Letting go of our children is a brave act of faith. Now I’m waiting for my child to come home after a year of working overseas in missions.
As a mom, I’ve honed the art of worrying about my kids. Twenty-three years of parenting and seven military moves have provided ample opportunity to raise my worry-skills to expert level. Change seems to be the constant of our lives. The uprooting of belonging was hard for me as an adult; what was it doing to my kids? As a mom, I often worried about the impact change and transition would have on my children.
So how do we deal with time setbacks, whether big or small? Our enemy can rob our time and good intentions with interruptions and busyness and feelings that we should not be bothered by these minor irritations. So we never see that we’re in the battle. But what we end up fighting and losing is the daily sense of peace and prosperity that God wants His children to have. What are you learning about handling interruptions well?