LUKE 1:26-33, 38, 46 An angel tells Mary she is
going to have God's Son,
and his name will be Jesus.
SAY THIS: Why is Jesus special? Jesus is God's Son.
When you go into your child's room this month, count down to Jesus' birthday (Christmas day) by saying, "Good morning, [child's name]! It's ___ days until Jesus' birthday!"
"God loved the world so much that he have his only Son." John 3:16, GNT
BASIC TRUTH: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
7 WAYS TO GET TO CHRISTMAS
WITHOUT A MELTDOWN By Carey Nieuwhof
We all know Christmas creates incredible pressure, and it can cause your family to suffer under the weight of expectation. How do you fix that? I'm learning, year by year, what I need to do to make sure the prep for Christmas doesn't kill Christmas.
Here's are some holiday tips for a more peaceful holiday:
1. Create realistic expectations. If the secret to happiness is low expectations, then set realistic expectations for the holidays. Take your expectations and cut them in half. You might find some joy in the process.
2. Set a reasonable pace. When I was in school, my last exam would finish on December 23rd. I'd have 24 hours to get everything ready. I'd run into Christmas exhausted. Now, theoretically, I could start preparing in July, but I still tend to leave it too late. A sustainable pace creates a sustainable peace . . .