Our traditions should never be stumbling blocks that keep others from seeing Jesus. If what we’re doing to reach people in the name of Christ keeps them from actually seeing Him, then maybe our motives aren’t as pure as we thought.
I think we need to do a better job remembering younger people are not just an inconvenience in our days. They are little humans who have their own days – good and bad.
Don’t ever let a bad day define you or determine your next days. It’s just a day. Call it what it is, gain what you can from it, and move on. Tomorrow will be better. God will keep showing up, His mercies will be completely new, and you get to try again.
Another new year approaches. A time to reflect and make resolutions that we have no intention to keep.
Or ones that we have every intention to keep, but we’ll forget about them by next week.
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For various reasons, some children just don’t have access to Santa. Some might not be able to handle the noise or the crowdedness of holiday-shopper crowded malls. Other kids might not be able to communicate with Santa because of hearing loss or impairment.
There’s just something about the atmosphere the holiday season creates. The world just tends to be happier. People are nicer to one another, and the gift-giving nature of the season awakens a spirit of generosity within us.
This is something we need, especially with the state of our current world. There is so much hopelessness and uncertainty, anxiety and tension, fear and anger. I think it’s good for us to have a season of joy and peace.
Thanksgiving typically marks the beginning of the holiday season, and with it comes various posts across social media platforms about what people are thankful for.
If you would have asked me what I was thankful for a few months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to answer you. 2017 has been the worst year of my life. I’m aware that sounds super dramatic and petty, but it has sucked. This year through me to rock bottom and created the worst version of myself.
Smartphones and other devices are ingrained in our culture, and it’s a trend that happened rather quickly. I try to be welcoming of change, but I feel like the use of cell phones rose so rapidly, we weren’t able to really focus on the best ways to use them.
In her book, Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane shares some practical advice on how we can use our devices in more productive ways.
Too often, we find ourselves trying to uncover this mysterious will God has for our lives. There’s nothing wrong with figuring out what God wants you to do, but when we fixate on this, it freezes us into a life of inaction.
Here’s the thing: God’s will for your life isn’t some elaborate Rubix cube you have to solve. God’s will is for you to just live your life while using what you have to love Him and love people.