Dear Barbara, What about Santa?

By Barbara Rainey | December 3, 2018 | 26 Comments

Dear Barbara, How should our family handle the popular tradition of Santa? I know Christmas is about Jesus, so is it wrong to talk about Santa too? Like many of you, Dennis and I kept our favorite childhood holiday traditions alive as we began growing our new little family: Santa, cookie recipes, all white lights […]

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Follow the Star: Christmas Advent Activity for Your Family

By Barbara Rainey | October 23, 2017 | 5 Comments

Have you ever wondered why the wise men, the magi, were searching the stars for signs of a coming king? Who were they looking for? How did they know a king would be born to the Jews? Deep in the pages of the Old Testament the clues begin with the story of a young man […]

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Christmas Home Tour 2017

By Barbara Rainey | October 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

Can I tell you a secret? We don’t use a live Christmas tree in our home anymore. For years when the kids were younger, our tradition was to pick out a real tree together. Dennis held different trees out, pounding and shaking the branches open, measuring height, talking about which loose twigs to trim. It […]

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Adoring God in a New Year

By Barbara Rainey | January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy January! I know Christmas is over, but my tree is still up. Adoring God doesn’t end now that a new year is here!  I remember driving through neighborhoods in early January over years past thinking the still-decorated rooftops must be owned by someone who was either lazy. Or crazy for savoring Christmas till all […]

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How to Remember Jesus on Christmas Morning + Our Christmas Card

By Barbara Rainey | December 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

Have you been tempted to lose the celebration of Christ’s birth in a swirl of fairy tales and merchandising? Have you trivialized the stunning miracle of God becoming human with toys, tinsel, and trips to the mall in a frenzy for Christmas morning? You might have started strong with the weekly Advent readings but the […]

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