Kim’s Links: Advent Worship

Lighthouse Family,

If you have been with us for a while you know how much I love Christmas (sights, sounds, smells, foods, fellowship, worship, etc.). In light of this Advent season, here are some links to encourage your worship:

Christmas is Not For Cranks 

I am guessing most of you know people who are always angry at the secularization of the holidays. Kevin DeYoung writes wisely on a better response than anger in an article titled, “Christmas is Not For Cranks.” PS – Here too is a brief comic that shows something similar:

Why Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Celebrate Like We Do

I really like Noel Piper’s book on traditions (Treasuring God in Our Traditions), and  appreciate her wisdom in this article in which she discusses how we celebrate Christmas when others have less of a Christian focus. It’s called, “When Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Celebrate Like We Do.”

Advent Guides

Shepherding our kids around Christmas has its challenges. The Village Church has produced various Advent Guides in the recent years to use for family worship. Here is 2013, and here is 2012.

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. God Bless.
By His Grace and For His Glory,
Pastor Kim