Every December I look forward to slowing down during the Christmas season and reflecting on God’s generous provision over the past year. Despite my best intentions, however, I struggle to find quiet time because there’s always so much going on during the holidays.
I know I’m not alone. Christmas is filled with unrealistic expectations. We put a lot of energy into shopping, decorating, attending parties, and wrapping gifts, and we wonder why we feel so stressed out instead of refreshed and closer to God and our families.
Ho do we make the holidays as fun, meaningful, and stress free as possible?
We’ve got great ideas for being intentional about how and why you celebrate Christmas on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Celebrating Advent as a Family” with our guests Josh and Christi Straub. The Straubs share practical ways that you can fill the season with fun and great family memories while refocusing your heart and mind on Christ’s birth:
Christmas is a wonderful time to engage with friends and family, to enjoy good food, and most of all to celebrate the amazing gift of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who came to earth as a baby and sacrificed himself for our sake, so that we can be forgiven and reconciled with God forever! That’s the best Christmas gift of all!
Josh and Christi are family and leadership coaches and Fellows at the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Their book 25 Days of the Christmas Story: An Advent Family Experience is available for a gift of any amount. And when you help Focus on the Family today with a gift, your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact in helping others through this ministry. Our thanks to generous donors who’ve made that possible. For more information, click here.