How Do You Handle the Issue of Santa Claus?
All you have to do is drive around town, go into a local retail store, or attend a public school function (to name a few), and you’ll be bombarded with Santa Claus. As Christians, it can be discouraging that the holiday has become so secular and hyped up when we know the real meaning – the birth of Christ. So, what do we do when it comes to handling the issue of Santa? It starts in the home. If you have kids, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you and your family will ce
Opportunities to Love on Others Through Hospitality
The Holidays can be a stressful time for many. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of family get-togethers, church functions, work parties, shopping, wrapping, and everything else this time of year distracts us with. We can quickly lose sight of what’s important – letting God’s light shine through us. We can start within our own families, but we can also love on others around us that aren’t a part of our families too. The Bible even gives us a command to love
Acts of Service at The Holidays
1 Peter 4:10 says: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) We want to put our gifts to use all year long, but life gets busy, and there isn’t always time to serve. Now that the Holiday season is among us, this is one of the best times to volunteer your time (and talents too). Not sure where to find a place to volunteer? Start with resources within your community like a