Matthew 1: 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
The Christmas Story
As told by scriptures…….
Matthew 1: 18-19 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
Thankfulness over the holidays. Often we may get stuck on this simple act because the world has made it so extravagant and expensive. Other times we just may not know how to begin. So, how do you show it? Better yet, why would you not even try?
In a world that seems contrary to our values at times, it is important to hold fast to our beliefs and instill them into our children. The holidays give us an opportunity to demonstrate by example not only for our children but also to other family members.
Over the years, we have incorporated some simple ideas to teach our children that the holidays are not just about us but rather, being thankful for what God has done in our lives. I hope as you read some of our traditions, they will be as meaningful to you as they are to us. Continue reading