You are not the sick WAITING to get healed — you are the healed of the Lord, and sickness is on you illegally!  Resist it and command it to go in the name of Jesus." — Karen Jensen

Here are some fun hints to make the holidays extra special with your kids this Christmas!

1. Find a favorite Christmas story and make it a tradition to read it aloud on Christmas Eve.

2. Share your good fortune with others at Christmas by volunteering as a family for a charity or non-profit organization that’s close to your hearts (if you attend Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, sign up to collect $ during the Christmas lights!)

3. Decorate your home each year with a special item that you’ve chosen or made as a family.

4. Choose your favorite holiday baking recipes and share an afternoon with friends and family baking up a storm.

5. Create a calendar with a different family photo each month to send to family and friends who can’t be with you during the year.

6. Plan an annual family activity for the Christmas season: it could be picking out the tree, sledding down a nearby hill, going to the zoo, driving around to look at Christmas lights – anything that captures the whole family’s interest.

7. Light the candles of an Advent wreath in succession every Sunday during December, talking about their symbolic meanings, such as love, hope, peace, and joy (here is a website that tells more about advent wreaths: http://livinghopeomaha.wordpress.com/about-living-hope/bible-stud/the-meaning-of-the-advent-wreath/)

8. Buy or make a special tree ornament each year for the children in your family and present them with the whole set when they have their own tree for the first time.

9. Make special Christmas cards for friends or family living far away (or for a soldier fighting overseas) – make it an event, with hot chocolate, cookies, and plenty of colorful pens, stickers, cookie cutters to trace, glitter, magazine cutouts, and glue to help.

10. After Christmas, do the same thing with writing thank you notes – everyone do it together and make it a much-loved tradition with yummy treats and a fun reward when letters are finished.

These ideas borrowed liberally from Yvonne Jeffrey and her terrific book, “The Everything Family Christmas Book.” 

 

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“My four year old son was out of control, to the point where I had to take him out of pre-school and stay home with him. But after just a few days of applying these parenting principles, he has changed dramatically!  Now he listens and obeys, and our home is peaceful – it’s almost miraculous! I am putting him back in school and able to continue with my own schooling.  Thank you so much!”  — F.L.

“My wife and I began putting these principles into practice right away and began to see excellent results. Our children respond very well to our godly way of discipline.  So much better for us. Thank you!”    — M.L.

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“I have a 2 year old daughter and I didn’t believe in spanking until I watched Parenting With a Purpose and was made to understand the biblical purpose of spanking. Now I get it!  Now my daughter will benefit every day of her life – she’ll be able to fulfill God’s purpose for her life.  My home is now peaceful and calm with a loving and obedient daughter who will grow up obeying God’s Word quickly.”   — T.O.

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“After applying these principles of correction then praying with my son afterwards, he gave me a big hug and looked straight into my eyes and said, ‘I love you, Mom!’ I just melted.  He is 3 and has never expressed this kind of emotion before. I have taken many parenting classes and finally one that works! I now have the skills to help my child obey me so he will obey God." — M.J.

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