So, what is really the reason for the season? I’m sure you’ve heard that Christmas was originally the birthday of a pagan god, or three, or that the Christmas tree is mentioned in the book of Jeremiah as an idol, or that the word Santa, when re-arranged, spells Satan! I’m not about to argue for or against […]
(The Baptist Standard) For many Americans, ’tis the season to snuggle by the fireplace with family and friends, sing Christmas carols and enjoy Grandma’s cooking.
In my household this year, we’ve had so much conversation about how to really emphasize Christ in the season. As I mentioned yesterday, we do the whole Santa thing with our kids (I actually feel like I’m the only parent at my church that does!), but in spite of that, I think we keep a […]
When your children are young, their anticipation over what is in the shiny wrapped boxes under the tree is about as big as waiting to find out if your team is going to make it into the college football playoffs. (For some of us, that anticipation may actually be bigger…) When I think back to […]