Merry Christmas from us to you

As you spend time with others over the holiday, may you know what it means for God to come down in Jesus.

And if you’re still looking for ways to bless others, please consider a gift through World Renew.

We’ll see you in the new year.

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Christmas is coming. Christmas is here!

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Maybe you are like me and most of the physical preparation for Christmas are complete. And maybe you are like me and this season of Advent, meant to be a time of spiritual preparation, has instead been a time of parties–with overeating and overdrinking and not-enough-sleep–and concerts and some measure of stress and distress…

I’m more or less ready for Christmas. But am I ready for Jesus?

Read on in “Are You Ready for Christmas? (And Why It’s Okay If Your Aren’t).”

Then, realize the truth that Christ is already here in “Put the CHRIST Back in Christmas.”

Finally, looking for ways to declare Christmas at work with more than just a “Merry Christmas!” shout? Here are 8 different ways to display and declare Christmas at work.

Photo by Kevin Dooley. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

Advent 2014 continued

Still not settled that taking extra time during the weeks leading up to Christmas with God matters? Susan has some thoughts for you in “Channeling the Anticipation of Advent.”

Still not settled on what you’re going to use this season with your kids? How about this downloadable Advent Calendar from Kids Corner.

Don’t let this month be just about what you’re going to buy…