Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas?: Untangling Expectations and Truly Experiencing Jesus

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The Christmas season can often be a time of great stress and pressure for women, who feel the weight of expectation for a “perfect” holiday from the many internal and external influences in their lives. The busyness of the time of year begins to overshadow the spiritual joy that can be found at the feet of Jesus. This practical and applicable book will help the “Martha” in each of us realize that she is entitled to the “Mary” time with Jesus that He desires.

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Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas?: Untangling Expectations and Truly Experiencing Jesus

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The Christmas season can often be a time of great stress and pressure for women, who feel the weight of expectation for a “perfect” holiday from the many internal and external influences in their lives. The busyness of the time of year begins to overshadow the spiritual joy that can be found at the feet of Jesus. This practical and applicable book will help the “Martha” in each of us realize that she is entitled to the “Mary” time with Jesus that He desires.

This series of 25 reflections will encourage the reader to see how she can have a “Mary” Christmas by discovering the joy of Christ this season. While focusing on Christmas themes in a lively and amusing manner, this book ministers to Martha's emotional and spiritual needs.

Allow this book to teach you how to listen for Jesus this Christmas as you draw from Scripture and the real experiences of your peers. Interaction with your Savior during the tangled holiday season will no longer seem impossible!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563099311
  • Publisher: New Hope Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Ramsey, Illinois, Brenda Poinsett earned her bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She then went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth where she received a master's degree in religious education. Since completing her education, Poinsett has taught, spoken, and written extensively. She has taught Bible literature, math, and sociology at high school and college levels, including working as an adjunct instructor in religious studies for Oakland City (IN) University. She has authored 14 books on topics ranging from prayer to dealing with depression. As a member of the National Speakers Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Poinsett is a frequent speaker on topics such as women in the Bible, spiritual transformation, and dealing with emotions. Passionate about sharing knowledge that changes lives, she organizes retreats and serves as women's ministry consultant for a missions organization in Missouri. Brenda and her husband, Bob, have three grown sons and reside in Union, Missouri.
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