I love Christmas! As I grew in my faith I realized something- I realized that the Christmas nativity NEEDS Easter...
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Have you ever heard the futility in the statement, “Miracles just don’t happen anymore!” It’s usually spoken in the midst of extreme circumstances—as people struggle relationally, financially, physically, or medically. I hear individuals at the end of their rope, desperate for something… anything, but at the same time, also resolved to the hopelessness and helplessness of their life’s situation.
The Christmas holidays are such a joyful time to celebrate Jesus’ birth, family, friends and blessings! I am so grateful for this season and all that it represents. But there are also people for whom this joyous season can be painful.
While we would typically devote an In Focus to Thanksgiving , but not this year.
Let’s talk about the real reason we get excited for Thanksgiving… Black Friday and all the wonderful new stuff!!
Every year at Christmas time it can feel like certain companies become Grinch’s and try to take the Christ out of Christmas. They switch to using phrases like “seasons greetings,” “Happy Holidays,” or just completely dismiss the celebrations.
Staff Writer Joseph Gregory brings a bit of history behind the famous story and its origins, including the intent of the author.