More Christmas planning-
The next thing I'd like to share is about an Advent study I'm doing. I have never done one before...... So I'm super excited- Recently I was a part of a Good Morning Girls 8 Week Colossians bible study... I loved it. By subscribing to their blog you get a free Advent Ebook. I started my personal study this week. Let me just say- It gives me Chill Bumps to read about the prophecy in the old testament of Christ's birth. WOW! LOVE IT! Click here for the blog- Subscribe by email- and then you can get the free Ebook too if you're interested. I'm loving it! I love intentionally preparing my heart for the celebration of Jesus's birth.
I'm also going to be doing the Jesse Tree devotional from A Holy Experience. I think they are both great! I love having both resources to study from.
So far I've talked about how we are going to get our children 3 gifts each this year. Which I'm totally loving! My husband and I are being very intentional about what we choose to get them..... Don't get me wrong- Our hearts desire is to get them so much stuff! But- our hearts greater desire is for them to know Christ and why we celebrate Christmas. Our vision is for the Christmas season to be totally centered around Christ. Limiting the number of material gifts we get them gives us more time to focus on other things this season. Our hope is to not make it all about what you "get" but what you "give" and what Christ gave us.
I've also talked about how I purchased Truth in the Tinsel to do with my children this year. I will start it next week and take it 1 week at a time. I will plan on Saturday or Sunday's what we will actually do throughout the week. Updates to come!
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What are some things you are doing this your to intentional make Christmas about Christ? What are you doing to simplify the craziness of December schedules?