Hope: Focus on God in 2021 1

Hope: Focus on God in 2021

Wow! We made it! Here we are on day 1 of a brand new year! Are you excited for the good things in store for you? I am!

So much has happened last year that didn’t go as we thought it would go but hey, it’s a new year with new beginnings! We have everything to hope for, everything to gain when we focus on God, right?

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The Dilemma: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas or Not? 2

The Dilemma: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas or Not?

Do you celebrate the traditional Christmas or the birth of the Messiah? I ask this question because there is a difference between the two. One is steeped in tradition and paganism while the other focuses on celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Many people celebrate Christmas in the same way their parents have celebrated Christmas, with family gatherings, lots of presents and lots of food and Christmas treats with no thought of the origins of Christmas.

So, I’m asking three questions, well, make that four questions:

  1. Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
  2. Do believers know why they are celebrating Christmas?
  3. Do you celebrate Christmas focused on the birth of Jesus?
  4. Would Paul celebrate Christmas? Would Jesus?
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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween or Have a Light Party? 3

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween or Have a Light Party?

Ah, it’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn towards the fall season and what it embraces. Cooler temperatures, the leaves changing colours, raking huge piles of leaves for jumping in, oh, and the corn maze…and pumpkins galore! And we can’t forget this…hot chocolate! Fall is such a beautiful season as it holds the Thanksgiving holiday and the often-dreaded Halloween holiday. It’s also the time of year when believers ask themselves the question, “should Christians celebrate Halloween?”

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35 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for the Discerning Christian in 2020 4

35 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for the Discerning Christian in 2020

Fall has either arrived or is arriving soon and you’re probably wondering what you can do for fun this year. As a believer, you want to be careful what activities you choose so you aren’t compromising your Christian beliefs in any way. And with Halloween around the corner, you’ll want to be especially careful as others are watching your testimony.

What a fun way to start this post, huh? Well, it’s true, our testimony is visible for all to see and it’s up to us to ensure that others are not confused by the messages we send, both verbally and non-verbally. So, let’s look at some fun Thanksgiving activities for the whole family as you tackle your Fall bucket list ideas.

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Top 10 Commonly Misused Bible Verses 9

Top 10 Commonly Misused Bible Verses

I’m guilty. In the past, I have misused Bible verses in conversation and while praying for others. I have shared memes that have single verses designed to encourage the reader. Not that this is bad, but it lifts up a person instead of lifting up God. Scripture is God’s Word to us. I’m thinking that it’s time we learn to handle it the way God intended!

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