Christmas brings an immense amount of anticipation to some of us, especially those of us with younger kids. For others it can be overwhelming, a disappointment or kick off a sense of loneliness. So, how do we make Christmas joyful and meaningful no matter where we find ourselves?
Believe it or not the answer can be found by focusing on giving outside the family, sharing within the family, gratefulness and the relationships within your home. Whether we’re excited about Christmas, concerned about how we get our kids to understand the true meaning of Christmas or find ourselves let down or disappointed by Christmas, building a sense of giving, sharing, and gratefulness can really change the emotional outcome of the season.
In this blog series we will talk about why these three things will alter our joy during Christmas and how we can build a culture of giving, sharing, gratefulness and most importantly love in our homes. Read More →
I’m Jeff Schadt, author of Going, Going, Gone, a book that looks into the many reasons kids are leaving the faith. Given all my interaction with kids around the country, I can say that one of the reasons they’re leaving the faith is this way we tend to talk and interact with them about faith. This is the reason I am doing this series, “The Jesus Your Kids will Follow.” I believe that the younger generations, given the way they view the world, should connect with Jesus at a deeper level than the modern generations did. Read More →