Paper Christmas Ornament with the Names of Jesus

Christmas is coming! I absolutely love Christmas time.

But, sometimes I think that it is too easy for us to focus on the nativity, and forget that Jesus is so, so much more than a baby in a manger. He is the Prince of Peace, the Son of the Most High, the Good Shepherd, the Light of the World, the Lamb of God… and so much more!

Here is a printable paper Christmas Ornament that you can make with your kids – while discussing some of the different names of Jesus.

These paper Christmas Ornaments are easy to make - a beautiful way to talk to your kids about the names of Jesus.

Christmas Bible Verse Printables

I can’t help it… I really, really love Christmas time.

I love the lights on the tree and the special foods. I love looking for the perfect gifts for the people I care about. I love the music.

Remember the true meaning of Christmas with these Christmas Bible Verse Printables - perfect to use as gifts or keep for yourself.

I really, really love the music. I love hearing God’s name being praised and His amazing plan of salvation proclaimed while I am shopping at a store that would never otherwise play God-glorifying music.

Christmas is truly a time of peace and joy – not because of the lights and the presents and the ugly sweater parties – but because of the opportunity to slow down and reflect on God’s amazing plan of salvation.

Christmas Finger Puzzle

Yesterday, I told my Sunday School class that we were going to make “Christmas Finger Puzzles” for our craft.

They took one look at my finished example and told me that I was making was a “cootie catcher”.

Adorable printable Christmas finger puzzle with Bible verses - These are perfect for home use or Sunday School!

No matter how often I tried to correct them, they insisted that these were “cootie catchers”. Apparently, in other places these little origami projects are also called “fortune tellers.”

Apart from the names, this is a really fun little Christmas project to work on.

Secrets of the Wise Men’s Journey

When God seems distant, people discourage you, and your journey of faith ends in disappointment...

Have you ever felt God calling you to step out in faith and obedience … only to be discouraged by the people that you thought would support you?

Have you ever been excited to obey God… only to find, halfway through the journey, that God seems distant and your soul is growing weary?

After stepping out in obedience to God, have you ever found yourself in a completely unexpected place, wondering if God really does have the situation in control?

Does God seem far away? Are you full of doubts? Is your heart burdened with disappointments? This is such an encouraging post!

There is risk in obedience to God. There is vulnerability in true worship. Obedience to God’s call to worship will set you apart, make you different from the people around you. True worship will open you up to derision and scoffing. Obedience will cost you time, energy, money, and even relationships.

But it will be worth any cost. Oh, will it be worth it!

Christmas Notebook

A Delightful Project to Keep Kids Occupied

Are you traveling to Grandma’s house for Christmas and need something to keep your kids occupied in the car? Do you need an activity to keep your kids busy while waiting for Christmas Eve dinner to cook? How about a fun project to keep restless kids entertained in downtime at school or church?

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This adorable Christmas Notebook is perfect for all of those needs.

Christmas Meditations Bible Study

Do you ever feel like you have lost the joy and wonder of Christmas?

In the midst of too busy schedules and trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.

This year, it can be different.

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If you want to rediscover the joy and wonder of Christmas, the brand new Christmas Meditations Bible Study is for you.

Outpacing Santa

True Confessions of a Frantic Overachiever

I long for, maybe even ache for, a simple Christmas. Turning off the overhead lights, lighting a cinnamon scented candle, and watching the Christmas tree lights twinkle and shine, reflected in the beautiful ornaments, listening to instrumental music playing softly in the background, maybe just sitting with my child in my lap or holding my husband’s hand. But I don’t actually do this, you know. I am too busy.

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Christmas Glitter Cards

A Beautiful Yet Simple Gift to Make and Give

Are you looking for some inexpensive but beautiful gifts your children can make and give to friends, grandparents, teachers, and classmates? These simple, rustic Christmas Glitter Cards are a perfect way to let someone special know that you are thinking of them this Christmas season.

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These cards are super easy to make. Their appeal comes from the “hand drawn” quality of each card. Each card is its own unique masterpiece.