It's that time again! Time for the festive Christmas episode with my special guest, Andy Hlushak. Today we are answering some of your Christmas questions and having a jolly good time too!
We had a lot of fun doing this show - laughing and remember Jesus in all things.
Here are some highlights:
Andy: use a staple gun and duct tape to wrap presents
Lauren: boil water, pour in a glass and then dump it out, then put glass over a refrigerated stick of butter to bring it to room temp in a minute (I think mine was the more helpful life hack ;)
Favorite Christmas Song
Andy: O Holy Night and Joy to the World
Lauren: O Come O Come Emmanuel
Theology of Gifts
Why is the birth of Christ celebrated on December 25th?
The importance of celebrating Christ's birth is to celebrate it; the date doesn't matter because it doesn't get us closer to the Lord, prove our salvation, or determine when Jesus is coming back. The important part is to make Christ known and to use Christmas as a time of worship and proclamation!
What do we do with all the Santa stuff?
Andy challenges us to not lie to our kids about the truth of Santa- it adds no value to their lives. Instead, share the great legacy of St. Nicolas and when we see a Santa rejoice in the symbol of generosity during Christmas!
What will you eat for Christmas breakfast?
Andy: Sushi. (But not anymore hahaha)
Lauren: craving Panera Bread treats or homemade cinnamon rolls
Favorite Christmas Resources:
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Christmas Favorites List: sheprovesfaithful.com/christmas