A Christ-Focused Christmas
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A growing to-do list can keep us distracted during the holidays. The spiritual aspect of the season oftentimes gets overshadowed as we bake, shop and decorate ourselves to exhaustion. But let's not forget the real reason we celebrate - the birth of Jesus Christ. Barbara Rainey talks about the latest tool for keeping Christ front and center of your celebrations -- Adorenaments®, a beautiful set of seven names of Christ that will remind you of who, and why, we worship each December.
Barbara RaineyAfter graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Barbara joined the staff of Cru® in 1971. With her husband Dennis, whom she married in 1972, the Rainey’s cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry committed to helping marriages and families survive and thrive in our generation. Barbara is a frequent speaker and guest on FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s award-winning nationally-syndicated daily radio broadcast. She is the author or coauthor of...more
A growing to-do list can keep us distracted during the holidays.
A Christ-Focused Christmas
Bob: Papa for those who don’t know—
Dennis: Papa of—and if you’ve not heard a recent broadcast we now have—
Bob: Get out your scorecard, ladies and gentlemen.
Dennis: This is going to stun some of our listeners, thinking our kids are rabbits; but we have 19 grandchildren—19 grandchildren. (Laughter) I mean unbelievable.
But Papa’s going to pull out Barbara’s set of the seven Christmas names of Christ; and I’m going to have fun with my grandkids—both pulling them out of the box and hanging them; but also reading what each name means—have a little discussion with the kids because our grandkids, some of them, are getting up there where they can get it.
But even two-year-olds, as Barbara said, they’re going to listen; and they’re going to sit still because these Adorenaments are shiny, they’ve got glitter on them, and they won’t break. (Laughter)
Bob: You know I mentioned that our listeners can go to our website, FamilyLifeToday.com, to see all seven names laid out: Jesus Christ the Lord, Emmanuel, Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Savior, Prince of Peace. If they are interested in individual ornaments or if they’d like the entire seven-ornament set, they can order them from us at FamilyLifeToday.com.
Again, the website is FamilyLifeToday.com. You can order your Adorenaments from us online; or you can call 1-800-FL-TODAY. If you have any questions or you’d like to order over the phone, 1-800-358-6329—1-800- “F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then, the word, “TODAY”.
Now, I also want to mention how grateful we are for those of you who help support the ministry of FamilyLife Today. This broadcast ministry, on air, on the web, the events that we host, the resources we develop—all of this happens because folks like you believe in what we’re doing; and from time to time, you get in touch with us and let us know that God has used this program in your life. If that is the case for you, would you consider making a donation today?
You can go to FamilyLifeToday.com to make an online donation; or call 1-800-FL-TODAY to make a donation over the phone. And if you make a donation between now and the end of the month, feel free to request a two-CD set that we’ve put together—conversation with Nancy Leigh DeMoss on the subject of gratitude: How can we cultivate a spirit of gratitude in our own hearts and how can we help our children learn to be more grateful as well?
We talk about that in the CD set, and those CDs are another way we can say thank you to you for your support of the ministry of FamilyLife Today. We really do appreciate you.
We hope you’ll join us back again tomorrow when we’re going to continue talking about decking the halls, not with boughs of holly, but with the names of Jesus. We’ll talk about that tomorrow. I hope you can tune in.
I want to thank our engineer today, Keith Lynch, and our entire broadcast production team. On behalf of our host, Dennis Rainey, I'm Bob Lepine. We will see you back next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.
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