One tradition that we started last year is that we pray for each family/person as we receive Christmas cards in the mail. Every year we receive many cards from family and friends and it always fun to see how children have grown in the last year, and to read about what exciting things have taken place in their lives.
So last year we decided as we receive those cards, we will pray over each family’s card. During our usual morning prayer time, we will take an extra time to pray for the person or family who sent the card. How wonderful after the season is over, we will have prayed for around 100 people!
What a simple, but easy way to remember loved ones in our prayers, especially those we may not see very often.
It is my prayer each day, that all those who do not know life with Christ, would come to know Him. He is the best gift that I have received, and I only want every single one of my loved ones to have that free gift.
Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living...for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author and speaker and love sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world and more of Jesus!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.