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Welcome to the 2nd Day of Christmas. Today our guest is Courtney Joseph of Women Living Well.Courtney has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 16 years and classically educates her son and daughter at home.
Courtney is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Evangelism and Discipleship. After over a decade of leading women’s Bible studies, mentorships and workshops in her local church, she decided to move her ministry on-line at WomenLivingWell.org and WomenLivingWell.TV.
Here is Courtney sharing what her family loves to do at Christmas:
Every year on Christmas day we get together with extended family. Before the presents are opened, we read the story of Baby Jesus to the children.
Each year we try to be creative. One year we used a birthday cake. Another year we used a nativity poster and stickers. Each child had a sticker and got a turn to place Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Angels, Wisemen, Jesus and the star on the poster.
A few years we acted the story out. Though we did not have costumes, each child had a role and even some of the adults were innkeepers turning away Mary and Joseph.
Here are our little actors getting warmed up.
Here’s baby Jesus:
And another tradition is for the papararazzi to show up!!! Look at all those cameras! Lol!
What joy it is to remember the Reason for the Season with both the little ones AND the big ones!
Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God with us’.”
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To be entered to win, tell us your favorite family tradition at Christmas. Ours is having bbq chicken pizza and peppermint stick ice cream at my mom’s on Christmas Eve and then driving to look at Christmas lights.