I have said often that I am okay having Santa Claus deliver big piles of gifts on Christmas Eve because I am confident that my kids know why we’re celebrating to begin with.

But how do they know?

It’s not like any child pauses in the middle of tearing wrapping paper to reflect on Jesus and the gift of His birth. Let’s get real.

It takes conscious effort, continual reinforcement, and intentional activities on my part for my kids to understand and remember that Jesus IS The Gift. It doesn’t just happen.

My pastor’s sermon last week was about giving: giving time, giving money, giving of yourself to God. He pointed out some of the verses in Luke where Jesus speaks about giving specifically as well as 2 Corinthians 9:6-7:

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10 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

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