Discover how each figure in the nativity can lead your family closer to Jesus during the Christmas season and how incorporating seven simple traditions, inspired by nativity scenes, such as creating a tender mercy tree, can remind you of the true meaning of the holiday season.
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||15 Years|
About the Author
Emily Belle Freeman is a coach's wife, mother to four children and a few others who have found refuge in her home, and sought-after inspirational speaker. For a few minutes every day Emily forgets about the laundry, leaves the dishes in the sink, and writes. She is the coauthor of The Peter Potential: Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live and coauthors a blog dedicated to connect the life and teachings of Jesus to applications in everyday life: www.multiplygoodness.com.
Read an Excerpt
December had come. The house was decorated, most of the presents bought, and Megan and I were driving in the car listening to Christmas carols. Strapped into her car seat and bundled up in her winter coat, Megan did her best to sing along. Then, just as one song ended and another began, Megan said one simple sentence that forever changed the way our family celebrates Christmas. "Mom," she began, "I believe in Santa Claus, and you believe in Jesus Christ." It was a moment of epiphany. I thought back over all of our holiday preparations and the experiences we had created for our children. We had written letters to Santa, had talked about being good for Santa, and had counted down the days until Santa would come. We had spent the majority of the season teaching our children to believe in the reality of Santa Claus, and because of our efforts they trusted that he really would come. But suddenly I realized that we had not spent the same amount of time teaching them to believe in the reality of the Savior. I thought over all of the traditions that filled our holiday season and realized that none of them strengthened my children's belief in Jesus Christ.
Table of Contents
Introduction Mary Joseph The Angel The Shepherd The Wise Men The Lamb The Christ Child Notes