Do you enter every holiday wanting it to be meaningful for your family, only to find that it feels chaotic with no direction?
Holidays are meant to be more than chaos with glimpses of grace; they are meant to draw us closer to God and one another.
We set New Year's goals we can't keep, struggle to love difficult to love people on Valentine's Day, and find it hard to celebrate the risen Jesus when we are searching for the perfect Easter dress. Our summer and back-to-school seasons are whirlwinds, even as adults; we aren't quite sure what to do with Halloween as Christians; and we feel less than grateful at Thanksgiving because it is full of complicated people. Even Christmas becomes a challenge as celebrating Jesus gets lost behind twinkling lights and a mountain of gifts.
We want all the whimsy and joy the holidays held when we were children, before life crowded it out. We want the holidays to reflect our love for Jesus and reveal the grace that has been lavished on us, but life is so busy that setting a game plan just doesn't happen No more. It's time to stopping trying to survive the holidays or over indulge the whimsy, and instead live in the abundant life He called us to live.
Sacred Holidays is part book and part resource: meant to help you avoid what has tripped you up in the past and give you insights, tips, and tools to make your holidays less chaotic and more about loving Jesus and others.
Don't let your holidays be marked by regret, whimsy whirlwinds, or survival mindset. Let's celebrate every holiday together purposefully and worshipfully - loving Jesus and others well in every moment.