Since I shared the new passion the Lord has given me, a new thing is taking shape. This is a very small thing but a very important thing as well.
I was discussing this passion for family with the hubs and he suggested that maybe I do a short study during Advent (since the other one will begin in January). One thing that really bugs me is how Jesus part of Christmas. That seems to be difficult for the some families. So, I will be doing a short study- and by short I mean like 3 sessions. I will do this study at the same time we have children's choir on Wednesday nights, therefore, there will only be 3 Wednesday's after Thanksgiving to do it before Christmas Eve.
I will spend one evening discussing the legend of Santa Claus -- I think it is important that parent's know why we do Santa in the first place....
I will spend another evening discussing ways to keep Christ in Christmas with your children.
Last year, K and I began to really make this effort with our kids. We had always done an advent calendar- so that continued. Only, we added reading part of the Christmas story each evening along with the calendar. We also leave Baby Jesus hidden away from our Nativity scene until Christmas morning. Another thing we did last year was have a birthday cake for Jesus after lunch.
**Edited to add: I forgot to say that one other thing that we have begun with our kids is that they get 3 gifts from Santa because that is how many gifts Jesus got from the wisemen. It seems to be working well!**
These things all worked well and I plan to do all of these again.
Here are my questions for you:
** What do you do with your family to keep Christ in Christmas?
**In light of the fact that I only have 2 definite topics and I need a third, anyone have another topic you think would be a good one?
I desperately need your help and all of your friends help! Please leave me your idea's and send your friends here to leave their idea's. (Also - if anyone can be so kind as to tell me how to make this a "sticky note" at the top of my blog, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) I am begging.....=)
Thanks in advance for all your help!