The Word Among Us

November 2022 Issue

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift of All

A New Book Offers Ways to Help Families Prepare for Christmas

By: Angela Burrin

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift of All: A New Book Offers Ways to Help Families Prepare for Christmas by Angela Burrin

December can be a chaotic month for families. There are school projects to finish and concerts to attend. The home needs to be decorated, and there’s baking to do. And of course, there are the questions about how and when and where and how many gifts to buy. We know that gifts and cookies and decorations are not the heart of Christmas, but they can still take over our lives. We want to focus on Jesus and the miracle of his birth, but time can be tight, and we can feel ill-equipped to come up with something meaningful that our children will enjoy.

Here is one structure for Advent prayer that your family could follow. It’s a simple way to introduce prayer and to explore the...


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