Simple Ways to Keep Christ the focus this Christmas Season

I’m sharing a snippet below from a podcast about how we can keep our Christmas traditions simple and Christ focused:

“As the busy Christmas season is upon us we can find ourselves all wrapped up (literally wrapping too) in planning, cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating, ministry activities and a multitude of other tasks that seem to come about during the Christmas season in addition to just the normal activities of life that we are dealing with.

I personally can lose focus and need to continue to pray to the Lord to remind me to have the heart of Mary (different Mary here) and not get caught up with the attitude of Martha in all that needs to be done. I’m a very task focused person – one of those Type A personalities and it’s how my mind works so I need to be intentional and prayerful to not miss the wonder of the Christmas season and that passage in Luke reminds me to ponder as Mary did the truth of Jesus – Immanuel – God with us an amazing truth! The God of the whole universe took on human flesh to live and walk among us as one of us so He could take our sins upon Himself and die for us – an underserving, wretched people. We have much to ponder.”

Please come and listen with me to the rest of the podcast here.

I love sharing when I find a good, solid biblical based resource and She Disciples is one of those ministries.  I know you will benefit greatly from their ministry and from their podcast – The Women’s Hope Podcast.

Let me leave you with a closing thought from the podcast:

“Mama’s if there is one thing I want you to grasp this Christmas season is don’t get caught in the comparison trap. Comparison robs you of your energy and joy to love and care for your own family with a heart of joy and thanksgiving.

True Biblical contentment is not rooted in our circumstances but in God Himself.

It’s not the gingerbread houses or cookies or special meals that will have the most impact on your family. It is the attitude of your heart. It is them seeing the Gospel lived out in your day to day life – even in the midst of busy seasons. Make sure you love on them, model Christ to them, practice giving thanks in all things, take the time to just sit and chat and hug on them, pray for continued patience during this sometimes busy season and be reminded that true joy and contentment is only found in Christ. Let them see you are dependent on Jesus for all things.

Jesus is enough – always.”

Related Links:

Women’s Hope Podcast – Simple Christmas Traditions

14 Simple Outreach Ideas with an Eternal Focus

10 Lessons from the Life of Mary

Marci

Marci is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ, helpmeet to her sweetheart Doug for over 26 years, mother, mother-in-law, caregiver and grandmother. She is here by God’s grace and overwhelmed by His kindness in redeeming her as His daughter. Loving her husband, children and granddaughter, reading, home keeping, cooking, feeding lots of people and making lists are some of her favorite pastimes. You can find her at Thankful Homemaker where she shares about her walk with the Lord, her passion for biblical womanhood and living all of life for the glory of God.

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Do you love giving books as gifts at Christmas time?

We do–and we have many bookworms in the family because of it!

So we thought we would share a few ways you could save money giving books as Christmas gifts this year.

Here they are:

  1. Amazon Book Sale- Right now Amazon is having a sale on books where you can get $5 off on book purchases over $15 using the promo code: GIFTBOOK– it ends on the 12th and is rare when they have these book sales so now is a good time to use them! This sale has been extended so don’t miss it and if you need some book inspiration you can find a good list HERE. 

 

2. Kindle Unlimited – If you have children who love to use a Kindle Fire or a tablet you can join Kindle Unlimited and get a ton of free eBooks all throughout the year.

3. Amazon Prime – Prices of books can add up so when you can save on shipping it can be such a blessing! With Amazon Prime it is free on selected Prime books (there are thousands to pick from) and sent to your doorstep in two days for no extra cost! You can get a one year membership or buy it a month at a time for just $10.99 now (you can cancel it at anytime).

 

How do you like to save money on books at Christmas time?

Share them in the comments below!

 

 

 

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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If you are looking for leggings, boot cuff socks, head wraps, winter hats, scarves and more you have come to the right place!

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Right now Zulily is having a sale (85% off) on select items and EVERYTHING is just $4.99!

It is for a limited time so don’t miss it!

You can find it HERE.

 

 

 

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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As a mom I am always trying to encourage my daughters in the kitchen. I know that is one place she will need to know her way around especially if she ever has a family to care for.

It is fun to start them early and make it fun for them. A few toy ideas that we have actually used and/or really like are:

 

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Melissa & Doug Cookies and Dough

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Melissa & Doug Pots and Pans

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Melissa & Dough Sandwich Making Set

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Melissa & Dough Pizza Party

 

Since Melissa & Doug is one of my favorite toy companies, I just had to share! And right now everything is HALF OFF!

You can get this and many more toys for a limited time HERE.

You can also get FREE  TWO DAY SHIPPING with Amazon Prime. You can now pay by month for $10.99 and cancel anytime you’d like!

 

 

Happy shopping!

 

 

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links–thanks for your support!

 

 

 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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To help you stretch your holiday dollars we will try to share some Christmas deals we come across here to bless you!

If you know me you know that I have a weakness for Melissa & Doug toys, so I just HAD to share this one with you today!

 

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You can get this and many more toys  for a limited time HERE.

You can also get  FREE  TWO DAY SHIPPING with Amazon Prime. You can now pay by month for $10.99 and cancel anytime you’d like!

 

Happy shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links–thanks for your support!

 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Homemaking LInkup

There are so many beautiful things about homemaking . . . and right here is the perfect place for us to encourage one another in this beautiful calling! We’d love for you to share a post or article from your blog about homemaking, whether it be about cleaning, character, cooking, etc.

And the holidays are right around the corner so don’t forget to check out The NEW Raising Homemakers Christmas Gift Guide of 2016 that include:

 

One Blessed Acre

Homemaker’s Depot

Lilla Rose

Treasured Sparrow Designs

The Pioneer Woman Holiday Collection

Girlhood Companion Magazine

Arabella Calligraphy

Usborne

Young Living Essential Oils

Simply Fun

Mason Jars

and more!

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Now to share a link to your post about homemaking, you can use the Linky below – just share your link directly to your post, title, and image (it’s easy).

Don’t forget to link back here so that others can join, too! You can grab the code in the box below to share in the post you add to the Linky.



June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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A Merry Ingalls Christmas – Limited Time Offer

by June Fuentes December 6, 2016

  If you love Little House on Prairie you might want to know that A Merry Ingalls Christmas is on sale for just $6.88 right now and it is the Deluxe Remastered Edition! This particular DVD contains not one but TWO holiday specials! You can find it HERE for a limited time and click HERE […]

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How to Make Homemade Christmas Cards

by Anna Taylor December 5, 2016

The season of Advent has begun, and every year at this time I try to come up with something special to do for people. One of my favorite things to do in years past was to ship care packages to any of my friends that wanted one. I would fill the packages with homemade cookies, […]

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