Christmas Is About Jesus
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Clayton GreeneThe Greene family lived in Wilmington, NC for four years where Clayton was the Executive Pastor of the Bridge Church. They now live in Durham, NC where Clayton is the Strategic Development Director at the Summit Church and an elder at the Downtown Durham Campus. Kristen is a Lawyer in-house at a clinical research company in the triangle and claims all creative elements of Advent Blocks as her own.
How do we get our kids to care about the real meaning of Christmas? Clayton Greene offers a creative and personal idea.
Christmas Is About Jesus
Bob: All of us, as parents, head into the holiday season, wanting to make the birth of Jesus and the celebration of His birth the center point of what we do as a family; and yet, the holiday season has a way of distracting us/getting our minds on other things. I really love the perspective that Dave and Ann have talked with Clayton Greene about today: how we can be more purposeful and intentional, as parents, to put Jesus at the center of our holiday celebration.
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And we hope you can join us, again, tomorrow. Dave and Ann Wilson are going to talk about how important it is for honor to be at the center of our homes/how important it is for us to honor one another in our marriages and in our families. We’ll hear from them tomorrow. I hope you can be with us.
On behalf of our hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson, I’m Bob Lepine. We will see you back next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.
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