If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gift of God Advent Box and Photo Challenge-Christmas Tree

I learned about the Gift of God Advent Box at Jennifer Crawford Walker's website Smelling Coffee. I would recommend you go check it out. She's written a book called "Keeping Christ as Christmas". I haven't read it, but she's giving ideas on her blog to help us remember Jesus during this season and not to get all caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

She suggests you take the different names of Jesus, along with a scripture reference and put them on paper (each on it's own slip). One for each day between now and Christmas. She has a list of 100 in her book or she also has a list of about 20 on her blog or she said you can google "Names of God". Then put them in a container (she used a beautifully wrapped Christmas box). Then each day, draw out one paper together as a family and read the name and the scripture and take a few moments to discuss how that particular characteristic of God impacts us.

I chose to put ours in a basket with a big red Christmas bow.

Here is one of the many names of God and the Scripture Reference.

I think this is a great idea to help our family keep a little more focused on Jesus this season.

December 3rd Christmas Photo Challenge  at "This Day" prompt is Christmas Tree
This is our tree in 2009.  I don't have this year's tree decorated yet.


  1. Pretty tree! Mine is up, but no photo - yet.

  2. BEAUTIFUL tree, Cathy! Mine isn't up yet either....the one of my blog header is from last year! lol


  3. What a beautiful tree! I'm a huge fan of colored lights, it reminds me of my childhood!

  4. Love this idea! And your tree is beautiful...I'm behind on the challenge but hope to get a tree/present combo pic up today. Or tomorrow : )

  5. Glad to see you joining in! It's neat to see what everybody is coming up with and how creative everybody is!

  6. Stopped by from Susan's photo challenge and LOVE your Christmas Tree picture! What a great photo!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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