Good Reads on Christmas Traditions, Resolutions & More

 

What I've Been Reading Christmas EssentialsI don’t know about you but I’m constantly blessed by the great posts I read on other sites. Here are a few I’ve enjoyed the last couple of weeks on Christmas traditions, possibly some New Year’s resolutions, our fear of witnessing, and more.

 

#1. If you need some creative ideas for Christmas and Christmas Eve, this is your list! From movies, to music, to making the season special, it’s here. Elizabeth’s “Christmas Eve Service” made me wish my children were young again!

The 12 Days of Christmas Things I Love by Elizabeth at Guilty Chocoholic Mama.

 

#2. There is a good chance we all need to be more faithful about this subject and Alison’s plan is the one I find the most helpful to many people. New Year’s resolution, anyone? (Speaking of New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to sign up for the Bible in a Year┬áposts for 2016.)

How to Memorize Scripture the Easy Way from Alison at The Life of Scoop.

#3. This is a great reminder that this is important to understand every day not just the first time faith came alive.

Do you understand the blessing of not working for salvation? by Lisa at Conforming to the Truth.

#4. If you have been thinking about doing the Daniel Fast after the first of the year, you might want to take advantage of this sale on Nannette’s Devotional.

Feasting to Fasting – the Daniel Fast Devotional is on sale!

#5. I can’t help myself, I have to share another post I enjoyed by Sharon. She has a gift for mixing humor with serious points. The most important serious point is about “the” black Friday that made all the difference! And there’s trivia at the end!

Black Friday Shopping by Sharon at Sharon Sharing God.

 

#6. Ren makes some excellent points about the refugee situation (especially the part about listening and not demonizing each other). We must learn to balance grace and truth. The quote about why we lock our doors is worth the price of admission.

Jesus the Refugee? by Ren at Redeemed of the Lord.

 

#7. This next post is a great reminder to not be afraid to allow people to see Christ in us, even if it’s mixed with our weaknesses, too.

What I’m Afraid to Say by Renee at Doorkeeper.

 

Featuring a post here doesn’t mean I always agree 100% or I would say things quite the same way, but that the thoughts and ideas are some we should think about.

I hope you enjoy visiting and reading these posts as much as I did. I’ll have more great reads to share with you in a week or so. What have you been reading that has blessed you?

December blessings,
Donna

 

 

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What I’ve Been Reading: Great Posts on Forgiveness, Christmas & More

 

What I've Been ReadingI don’t know about you but I’m constantly blessed by the great posts I read on other sites. Here are a few I enjoyed the last couple of weeks.

The first two are from two of my favorite bloggers, Aimee and Sharon. They never fail to speak truth to my heart.

Forgiveness is the Key to Freedom by Aimee Imbeau at “A Work of Grace.”

I am so troubled by Sharon at “Sharon Sharing God.”

 

Even though the Paris attacks are not at the top of the news cycle anymore (a sad commentary on the world we live in), we haven’t seen the end of terrorism so Zohar Gonen’s post will continue to be timely.

The Right Response to the Paris Terror Attacks by Zohar Gonen at Women Abiding.

 

I found this next post on the Titus2 Tuesdays Linkup at Time Warp Wife. We all want Christmas to be Christ-centered. If you have children, you’ll want to read this one:

Do you make these 3 Parenting Mistakes at Christmas? from Intoxicated on Life.

 

I can’t resist a good bit of trivia, especially Bible trivia, and this one is a faith builder! I love going to Nannette’s website just to see the photo of her and “the Sweetheart”!

Why the Comma in God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen? from Nannette at Hope in the Healing.

 

great posts

I hope you enjoy visiting and reading these posts as much as I did. I’ll have more great reads to share with you in a week or so. What have you been reading that has blessed you?

December blessings,
Donna

 

 

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Mondays Making Your Home Sing Mondays Darling Downs Diaries The Modest Mom The Art of Homemaking Reflect His Love & Glory Musing Mondays The Beauty in His Grip What Joy is Mine Monday Musings Me, Coffee & Jesus Encourage Me
Tuesdays Time Warp Wife A Spirit of Simplicity Testimony Tuesdays Purposeful Faith Grammie Time Intentional Tuesday Cornerstone Confessions Teaching What is Good
Wednesdays A Wise Woman Builds Her Home Coffee for Your Heart Messy Marriage A Little R & R Whole Hearted Home Women with Intention While I’m Waiting Woman to Woman
Thursdays Creative K Kids Looking Up Linkup I Choose Joy 3-D Lessons for Life Hearts for Home Imparting Grace
Fridays Christian Mommy Blogger Fellowship Fridays Missional Women Faith Filled Fridays Grace & Truth Linkup Mouse in the House Simple Moments Stick Create with Joy A Spirit Kissed Soul Essential Fridays
Saturdays Snippets of Inspiration Ask Latisha The Weekend Brew Amanda’s Books & More
Sundays Spiritual Sundays Raising Samuels Social Butterfly Sunday Artful Homemaking

This post may contain affiliate links, but I only recommend books and resources that I believe are theologically sound and beneficial to the reader. Thank you for supporting this blog and ministry by supporting my links!