GodStrongWomen.com

Christmas

A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

Combatants in the annual “War on Christmas” have some new data to chew on, thanks to a survey released this week by the Pew Research Center. While many doubt that Christmas is embattled, as some conservative pundits contend, the new study does suggest American attitudes are changing. The Pew study, based on interviews conducted in recent weeks with 1,503 adults, found that while a vast majority of Americans still celebrate Christmas, most find the religious elements of the holiday are emphasized…

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

‘Tis the season to be jolly, for peace on earth and goodwill toward men, but not at Loyola University- Chicago. Some students at the Catholic school are complaining that Christmas is receiving too much emphasis.They want other religious holidays like the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr to receive the same amount of attention. And the holiday inclusion movement has spread to other college campuses this Christmas season. The University of Tennessee has warned students to ensure that…

🏳️‍🌈🍩 LGBT Activists Force ‘The Holy Donut’ in Maine to Stop Helping the Salvation Army at Christmas

🏳️‍🌈🍩 LGBT Activists Force ‘The Holy Donut’ in Maine to Stop Helping the Salvation Army at Christmas

A doughnut shop in Portland, Maine is drawing criticism from the LGBT community for working with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts to five children. The Holy Donut asked customers to help them with a gift drive for a local family. Those who donated presents and winter clothes would receive a free doughnut. People took issue with the campaign and claimed that the Salvation Army has a history of discriminating against the LGBT community. “They proselytize to…

🎄🎶 How to Use Christmas Music to Help Your Family Focus on Christ

🎄🎶 How to Use Christmas Music to Help Your Family Focus on Christ

Listening to traditional Christmas hymns is one way to remind your children of the beautiful, gospel-centered purpose of Christmas. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…” These magical lyrics startled me awake the morning after Thanksgiving. My sister’s phone played this song by my ear as a way to say, “It’s Christmastime, sissy!” This has become our tradition—waking each other up with a favorite Christmas tune as a sort of processional into the…

Chris Hemsworth Narrates the Christmas Story From Scripture [Watch]

Chris Hemsworth Narrates the Christmas Story From Scripture [Watch]

There is much debate surrounding the lack of public acknowledgment when it comes to the true meaning of Christmas. In our secular culture, the festive season is all about shopping, mince pies and, if you’re lucky, a once-a-year appearance at church on Christmas morning. But is the true Biblical narrative making a resurgence in our entertainment industry? A recent gospel reading at Disneyland certainly points in that direction! Incredibly, despite its progressive stance on many key issues…

US Atheist Group Purchases Billboards Telling People to Skip Church

US Atheist Group Purchases Billboards Telling People to Skip Church

They’re like modern-day Ebenezer Scrooges — only with less charm and self-awareness. Under the guise of wanting to “start a conversation,” an atheist group is putting up billboards around the country that feature a nativity scene and the words, “Just Skip Church It’s All Fake News.” Atheists use images of nativity scene, ‘Just Skip Church, It’s All Fake News’ –> https://t.co/6HTOpLMKxO pic.twitter.com/CPL08mJMrz — NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) December 7, 2017 Bah-humbug to you too, buddy. At the bottom…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 5️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 5️⃣

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 4️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 4️⃣

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3️⃣

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:5-8 KJV). The third…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2️⃣

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”(Matthew 1:21-23 KJV). The second verse of the…

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 1️⃣

🎄🎶 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 1️⃣

“And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him” (Hebrews 1:6 KJV). The first verse of the classic Christmas carol highlights today’s Scripture. “Hark! The herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled! Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With the angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem!…

President Trump with First Lady Melania Proclaims Our ‘Savior Jesus Christ’ is the Reason We Celebrate Christmas ✝️🎄💝

President Trump with First Lady Melania Proclaims Our ‘Savior Jesus Christ’ is the Reason We Celebrate Christmas ✝️🎄💝

President Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time alongside Melania and thousands of revelers. “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). “As president of the United States it’s my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world a very merry…

The Gift That Started It All 🎄⭐💝

The Gift That Started It All 🎄⭐💝

One Christmas a little boy was allowed to select a dog as his Christmas present. At the pet store he was shown a number of puppies. He looked them all over very carefully and spent time with each of them. From all the puppies he looked at, he chose one whose tail wagged wildly. When asked why he selected that particular dog, he explained, “I wanted the one with the happy ending.” In the Gift that started…

‘Merry Christmas’ Returns to the White House With Melania Trump’s Christmas Decor

‘Merry Christmas’ Returns to the White House With Melania Trump’s Christmas Decor

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled Christmas decorations at the White House. “The decorations are up!” the first lady tweeted Monday morning. “White House is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!” The First Lady’s theme is “Time-Honored Traditions.” A new touch this year are wreaths that hang from exterior windows with glistening wintry branches lining an East Wing hallway. A fir tree in the Blue Room is decorated with ornaments from every…

3 Ways to Use His Eternal Names this Christmas

3 Ways to Use His Eternal Names this Christmas

We hope you will take some time this week to listen to  FamilyLife Today as Barbara Rainey shares her heart behind the new ornaments for this year. His Eternal Names, are three gold stars. And you can use these star-shaped ornaments—each printed with a name of Jesus—to help your family anticipate the arrival of the baby king on Christmas morning. Here are 3 different ways to use them around your home this Christmas season: For a fun advent activity in…