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Christmas Resources

Christmas is an amazing opportunity to focus on God’s work in our lives! As a family, we are always looking for new ways to incorporate this focus into our celebrations, andMary_and_Joseph_-_goat thought maybe some of you would enjoy some of the resources we’ve come across.

One favorite is a names of Jesus advent chain. Each link of a paper chain has a different name of Jesus, and each night of December you remove a link and study what that name reveals to us about our Savior — the gift given on Christmas.  You can find a link for a pdf file of these names in fancy script and some devotional suggestions here:  http://www.spelloutloud.com/names-of-jesus-advent-chain.html

Another favorite for us is the special family devotions Focus on the Family produces through their Thriving Family ministry. Several years of these are available here:  http://www.thrivingfamily.com/free/advent-calendars

If you’re looking for some encouragement and instruction in the importance of making family traditions a platform for teaching your family about God, Noel Piper’s book Treasuring God in Your Traditions is excellent. You can buy it in a nice hardcover format, or it is available as a free pdf download on her husband’s website: http://cdn.desiringgod.org/pdf/books_btgt/btgt.pdf

On the Inspirational Backgrounds tab of our website, you can also find some Christmas themed backgrounds for your electronic devices. These backgrounds have a Scripture verse relating to Christ’s birth.
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Merry Christmas! May your family’s celebrations make clear to all that when you celebrate Christmas, you celebrate the birth of the Savior.

*We are not fully endorsing these other ministries, but do find these resources helpful.

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