It’s hard to believe it’s already November. Only 53 days until Christmas!
I know, crazy, right?
It will be here before you know it, and I want to do everything I can to help you prepare to have the best Christmas ever. Of course, the quality of your Christmas won’t be determined by anything you find under your tree but by what you find in your heart.
That’s why I wrote the book Holiday Road, to help each of us take time to be intentional and focus our hearts on Christ throughout the hectic holiday season.
We’re about a week away from the Holiday Road paperback going live on Amazon, but until then, you can download a free chapter.
December is finally here, and that means the Christmas rush is on. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest, and that can make it challenging to help your family stay focused on Jesus.
Here are a few simple ideas to help you recapture breakfast, dinner and bedtime to keep Jesus front and center over the next few weeks.
Breakfast Time: Finding Jesus Game
See this baby Jesus figure? Well, you won’t see him for long. That’s because every night after my kids go to bed, I hide it somewhere in plain sight. Their job is to see who can be the first to find Jesus the next morning. Simple as that.
The Finding Jesus game creates a fun excuse to keep Jesus in the center of our day. Around our breakfast table, you’ll hear phrases like:
- Anyone seen Jesus yet today?
- Better keep an eye out for Him.
- Wonder where He’s going to turn up next?
One of the great things about the Christmas season is that it’s a wonderful time to share with our kids about the birth of Jesus. Our kids need to know, however, that God didn’t just step into our world long ago in Bethlehem. He still steps into our world today, and He usually does it through followers of Jesus like you and me.
Christmas is a great chance to bring Jesus into our everyday lives. That’s why I created this Up, In & Out Christmas prayer activity to help families imitate the life of Jesus throughout the Christmas season.
Remember, Jesus had three primary sets of relationships:
- An Up relationship with His Father God
- An In relationship with the disciples
- An Out relationship with those who didn’t yet know God
As we help our families become more like Jesus, we can use Up, In and Out to copy of the life of Jesus at Christmas and beyond.
Here’s how it works.
Download the Triangle Christmas Printable where you’ll find a variety of Up, In and Out boxes your family can pray over each night in December.