Unwrapping Martha's Joy: Creating a Mary Christmas in Your Heart and Home

Unwrapping Martha's Joy: Creating a Mary Christmas in Your Heart and Home

by Brenda Poinsett

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Everyone loves to receive a gift. The more elaborate the wrapping and package, the greater the anticipation and excitement to unwrap the package and see what's inside. Right? 

This year, you can experience the same anticipation for the holidays as you learn how to unwrap your own Christ-centered joy in time for Christmas. In her book Unwrapping Martha's Joy,author Brenda Poinsett helps you unwrap the best present of all—a renewed sense of worship in your heart and home. Using Luke 10 and the beloved sisters Mary and Martha as the scriptural basis for the book, Poinsett gives you a fun and lighthearted look at Martha's personality and how her homemaking skills were an actual benefit. Through 25 brief chapters, you will unwrap the secrets of Martha's joy. 

Be encouraged to embrace and adapt your own Martha-like characteristics as you create a Mary-inspired Christmas—a season where Christ is the center of the holiday season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596698567
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Brenda Poinsett works with women who want a new lease on life and with adults who want to learn and grow spiritually. At retreats, conferences, and special events, Brenda offers encouragement and hope along with valuable information. She works at perfecting her communication skills through memberships in the National Speakers Association, Toastmasters International, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Along the way she came to see writing as another important avenue for sharing eternal truths. She’s the author of more than 20 books, includingHe Said What?!, Not My Will, The Friendship Factor, Wonder Women of the Bible, When Saints Sing the Blues, andHoliday Living. Brenda and her husband, Bob, have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 There's No Place Like Home 9

Chapter 2 There's Room in Martha's Inn 17

Chapter 3 Open Heart, Open Home 23

Chapter 4 I Come to My Heart, Lord Jesus 31

Chapter 5 Did Jesus Grow Up? 37

Chapter 6 Kindling the Fire of Hospitality 43

Chapter 7 The Guest Who Wants to Be Invited 51

Chapter 8 If Only My House Were Perfect ... 57

Chapter 9 When Martha Becomes John the Baptist 65

Chapter 10 The House Without a Christmas Tree, Almost 73

Chapter 11 Pet in My Family Room Shineth ... 81

Chapter 12 Won't Jesus Put a Damper on the Party? 89

Chapter 13 Martha's Joy 97

Chapter 14 The Best Christmas Ever 105

Chapter 15 Is Santa Claus Jesus' Father? 113

Chapter 16 The No-Mascara Christmas 121

Chapter 17 The Blending Needed for a Happy Ending 127

Chapter 18 A Ring-Rong Cable in the Middle of the House? 133

Chapter 19 Christ the Enterpiece 141

Chapter 20 Something for Everyone 149

Chapter 21 Come to Our Cable 157

Chapter 22 Please Have Snow, Mistletoe, and Mangers ... 165

Chapter 23 When a Manger Changed a Martha's Heart 171

Chapter 24 His the Season to be You 177

Chapter 25 They Went Home Another Way 183

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Unwrapping Martha's Joy: Creating a Mary Christmas in Your Heart and Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
skstiles612 More than 1 year ago
I have known for quite some time that if someone were to compare me to someone in the Bible that my personality most matches Martha. At times it has driven my friends and family nuts. The Martha’s in the world do not care less about the scriptures or spiritual nature of holidays and special occasions. We just have this over-powering need to do everything to make our guests feel specials and at home. At times, some of my family members have made me feel as if I was all wrapped up in tying this up in a pretty fashion and cared less about the spiritual aspect of it. However, as the author pointed out, being a Martha is not a bad thing. Being a Martha can be it’s own form of ministry. Often it is those Martha like characteristics that pull someone into the spirit of the message by first making them feel warm and welcomed in a way that others may not be able to. After all, Jesus ministered to the physical needs of man to bring him closer to him. You can’t have a Mary without a Martha because they balance each other out. : I received a copy from the author/publisher to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own