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Christmas Calm: Seeking Jesus This Christmas// ep 161

Take a little time to listen this week, and find calm amidst the chaos. I am encouraging you, as you are in the midst of the hustle and bustle to let your soul settle, in Jesus.

Links related to this episode:

Extraordinary Christmas- It Has Nothing to Do With Stuff!

Clutter-Free Christmas • Ep 116

The BEST Gift I Have Ever Received (Special Christmas Podcast Episode)

Simplify Christmas Podcast Ep 70

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Christmas Schooling • ep 117

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

Christmas can bring a whole new level of stress to your homeschool year, or a whole new level of JOY! It doesn’t have to be complicated and it doesn’t have to be Pinterest-worthy. I know in our early years of homeschooling, I often felt overwhelmed in December. But I have learned over the years how to naturally make Christmastime meaningful in our homeschool and not stressful.

Homeschooling moms often feel extra pressure this time of year to get it all done. Let’s talk today about changing up your schedule a bit, teaching the things that matter most, and focusing on Jesus this Christmas season.

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Missed the last episode? Listen here—>Clutter-Free Christmas • Ep 116

Christmas Links and Resources

A Seasonal Homeschooler?

BIG LIST of Christmas Homeschool Resources

Extraordinary Christmas- It Has Nothing to Do With Stuff!

Simplify Christmas Podcast Ep 70

A Real Christmas Is Not Perfect- Our Half-Lit Tree

Christmas Lessons and Using the Bible as Our Main Text

25 Days of Simple Christmas-Making Pomander Balls

Colonial Christmas Unit Study: Making Hornbooks

Homeschooling Through the Holidays • Podcast Ep 71

Making Quill Pens: Colonial Christmas Unit Study

Living Like It’s Christmas All Year Long

25 Days of Simple Christmas-Simple Acts of Kindness

Real Christmas

Bible Based Homeschooling at Christmas

 

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Extraordinary Christmas- It Has Nothing to Do With Stuff!

This season it is especially hard to stay focused on simple, when the world seems to be in a frenzy of shopping, decorating, and busyness. Our season to focus on our Savior has often times felt lost in the shuffle. By the end of the season, I am usually ready for it to end.

What a sad thought. 

Christmas is a time to focus on our Savior. Without His birth, we have no life! Without Him, we are dead. Spiritually and eternally. Yet, every year it seems more and more of it gets lost among the noise.

I never want the spirit Christmas to end. The fact that it wears me out shows that I need to turn my gaze toward Him and away from this world.

Satan would want nothing more during this season than to take our eyes off of Jesus and focus on the things of this world. And quite frankly, sometimes he seems to be succeeding.

But God.

He has already defeated the darkness, so take heart.

When this world seems heavy when everyone seems to be missing out…shine the Light of Jesus.

We decorated our home minimally this year. It’s freeing to be focused on the true meaning of Christmas and not spend endless hours and money trying to live up to the world’s standards.

We are doing some Christmas crafts, planning to bake and take treats to local places like the library and town hall, etc. and keeping the “fluff” to a minimum. We aren’t doing big gifts this year. We already went on a big vacation, got goats, and a dog! Ha! What else do we need? Seriously though… we are looking forward to a cozy, yummy, Christmas breakfast Christmas morning. Gathered around and just enjoying being together. It has taken SO much pressure off already, and we are all excited about it!

I don’t want to be burnt out at the end of a season that is supposed to bring so much joy.

No. I want to be rekindled with a fire burning ever stronger that lives for the Lord.

Join me? Let’s stay focused this Christmas. Don’t let Satan steal your joy or your purpose to glorify the Lord and share the Good News of Jesus!

We will have specific podcasts, videos, daily Scripture, and more as we focus on Christmas. The message of Christmas is anything but simple…that God sent His Son to SAVE us! It is actually extraordinary! And when we strip down all the extra stuff, that message needs nothing else. It shines brighter than all the decor, is sweeter than any treat, and brings joy beyond any wrapped gift.

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Clutter-Free Christmas • Ep 116

this podcast is sponsored by Apologia

Since this episode is airing on Black Friday, I wanted to remind you that this year’s “must-haves,” are next year’s garage sale items. Right? What we want so badly right now will be just a memory in the future. So today I wanted to remind you all how to focus on how to have less stuff, less busyness, and less perfect decor and focus more on Jesus. After all, this is the day we celebrate our Savior! And Satan would want nothing more than to distract us from the Good News of Christmas by making us focus on material things and stress. We are to SHINE Jesus’ Light this season.

Join me as we talk about having a less cluttered Christmas season.

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Hospitality vs. Entertaining. What Can I Do For You? Podcast Ep 69

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God Doesn’t Care What Your Thanksgiving Table Looks Like

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Our NEW DAILY SCRIPTURE Series

See Snapshots of our simple life on Instagram

Please visit our Podcast Sponsor:

FREE Fall in Love With Science ebook with experiments, scavenger hunt, coloring pages, word search, and MORE! Visit www.homeschool-101.com/fall to get yours!


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