Category Archives: Behind the Christmas Card

December 24 – Behind the Christmas Card – Grudges

Read Ephesians 4:31-32 I will admit, when I saw that this was a topic of “Grudges” I was reluctant to write it. However, if I have learned anything as a believer, the Lord teaches us, even in that which makes … Continue reading

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December 23 – Behind the Christmas Card – Sick Family Member

Read Psalm 34:15,18 Have you ever been given something for Christmas you didn’t like? It’s even worse when you can’t return it. About 9 years ago, my father was given something neither he nor my family members wanted. He was … Continue reading

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December 22 – Behind the Christmas Card – Non Nuclear Family

Read Jeremiah 1:5 Christmas has always been my favorite holiday! I love the crisp winter air that comes with the season, the music and the spirit of joy and smiles that seem to surround the atmosphere. However, when growing up, … Continue reading

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December 21 – Behind the Christmas Card – Miscommunication

Read Joshua 22:1-34 As someone who loves the art of communication, I am often quite surprised by how much I apologize for miscommunicating. Honestly, it must happen on a weekly basis! You are almost guaranteed to hear me saying, “I’m … Continue reading

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December 20 – Behind the Christmas Card – Expectations

Read Proverbs 10:28 and Philippians 3:20-21 There are many reasons why we dread the Christmas season. Such reasons have already been mentioned in this series with another one being expectations. Getting together with family could very well include family members … Continue reading

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December 19 – Behind the Christmas Card – Traditions

Read 1 Corinthians 11:1-2, 2 Thessalonians 2:15 and Colossians 2:8 You’ve heard it said that “We are all creatures of habit.” Habits allow us to get mundane or repetitive things accomplished without a great deal of thought.  Confession: I am not … Continue reading

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December 18 – Behind the Christmas Card – Loneliness

Read Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:13, Genesis 16:13 and Psalm 139:1-24 My family is in a season of grief which can be a lonely place. I can almost guarantee we are not the only ones, as there are a lot of reasons … Continue reading

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