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7 Tips for Keeping Christ in Christmas

December 1, 2014 by

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I’m sure that expressions like the reason for the season and keeping Christ in Christmas have become cliché, but I would challenge us to live these out this Christmas. Cliché or not, they are Biblical and should be the heart of Christians, not only at Christmastime, but throughout the year.

You see, what is meant to be a time of year that we ponder and celebrate the birth of our Savior, can very quickly become a season of stress, overscheduling, and overspending.

While I am not anti-spending, gift-giving, or Christmas-partying, I do think that the gift of Jesus should be at the heart of the ways that we celebrate.

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:17 (NKJV)

I’d like to share 7 Tips for Keeping Christ in Christmas:

Today I am honored to be guest posting for Erin at It All Matters Mom. You may recognize her name as she recently wrote a beautiful post here on my blog: Attitude of Gratitude: Thankful for Singleness.

I hope you will hop over to her blog to continue reading my post: 7 Tips for Keeping Christ in Christmas by clicking here

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23 Responses to 7 Tips for Keeping Christ in Christmas

  1. Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper

    Loved your list Heather and all your ideas. It made me laugh too because I remember when I was a child our cat climbed up and knocked over our large Christmas tree in the middle of the night. My dad had to nail it to the floor! But in all seriousness, you are so right with all of these tips, one thing I need to work on more is charity. While we do donate, I want to get to a place where as a family we are actively serving together. Thanks for the great reminders!

    • Heather

      Thanks so much for sharing that story. I’m glad to know that we aren’t the only ones with Christmas tree and cat issues! Blessings to you and yours this Christmas, Victoria.

  2. Lauren

    Loved all of your ideas! I absolutely loved Ann Voskamp’s book. You mentioned Max Lucado- my son (he’s 13) and I read The crippled Lamb over and over during this season; we’ve been doing it since he was big enough to listen. And I love Operation Christmas Child =) Thanks for some great ideas… hadn’t thought about an Advent wreath.

    • Heather

      Thanks so much for reading, Lauren! Max’s books are so good – both for adults and for children. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas.

  3. bonniesteinborn

    Your guest blog is excellent and has great Scripture, books and other material. I have been gone too long and my knowledge of your listed books, videos and DVDs is almost non existent.
    Wish I knew more == but guess = at this stage of my life — it is OK to know the Bible story and let that be more than enough:)
    Keep on your wonderful writing –
    love in HIM ==forever

    • Heather

      You know, Bonnie, all of these additional resources are wonderful, but if all we had was the word of God, it would be more than enough. Blessings to you this Christmas, my friend. xo

  4. Mandy

    What a great post! These are some great tips for keeping Christ in Christmas and ones I will definitely try to implement this year and each year after that. Thank you for linking up on the SHINEbloghop!

  5. tmpresser

    What a fantastic post with such great ideas, and I love the ones that look to others to help them and bless them instead of ourselves. Thanks for sharing at Good morning mondays. Blessings

    • Heather

      That’s what the Christmas season should be about – sharing all that we have been blessed with with others. Thanks so much for hosting and for reading. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas.

    • Heather

      That’s what the Christmas season is about, right? Sharing our blessings with others out of our love for them and our appreciation to God. Thanks so much for reading. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas.

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