Resources by Topic: Holidays

Hungry

Hungry

How many blessings do we miss because we try holding on to our lives, our reputations, our rights, our time, our convenience, our comfort? Read or Listen →

Why Me?

Why Me?

Having a relationship with the God of heaven makes any life extraordinary. Read or Listen →

Word In, Word Out

Word In, Word Out

If you and I are going to be used of God in our generation, we’ve got to saturate our hearts and our minds with His Word. Read or Listen →

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy

Despair was being turned into hope! The great and glorious God of the universe was coming to earth as a Man! Read or Listen →

The End Is Just the Beginning

The End Is Just the Beginning

Everyone loves a happy ending. Most movies are full of them. But love story of the Bible has a happy ending that’s far beyond anything Hollywood could imagine. Read or Listen →

A Date Night with God

A Date Night with God

Erika VanHaitsma says God set up a date night with His people. She’ll share how He did that and invite you into greater intimacy with Him. Read or Listen →

Why Easter Means Hope

Why Easter Means Hope

When we celebrate Easter, we not only mark what Jesus has done for us in the past. We celebrate our hope for the present and the future. Read or Listen →

The Sign and the Sword

The Sign and the Sword

People say strange things to new moms, such as, "Just wait until they’re teenagers! Then you’ll be sorry." As a new mom, Mary heard something odd. Read or Listen →

A Christmas Psalm

A Christmas Psalm

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Nancy will tell you about one of the first Christmas songs, written while Jesus was still a baby. Read or Listen →

Moved by the Spirit

Moved by the Spirit

The Christmas spirit. Is there really such a thing? Maybe not. But the Holy Spirit was fully involved in the Christmas story. Explore His role. Read or Listen →

Longing Fulfilled

Longing Fulfilled

If you’ve spent any time around children, you know that waiting can be hard for them. But let's be honest: It can be hard for you and me, too. Read or Listen →

A Legacy of Dedication

A Legacy of Dedication

At some point, all parents need to hand control of their children over to God. But that doesn’t mean they don’t continue loving and training them. Read or Listen →

Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Throughout the Bible, God’s presence is associated with light, and sin is associated with darkness. And ever since sin came into the world, humankind has lived surrounded by great darkness. We stumble around, unable to see truth and beauty. In the Old Testament, a great light was promised, a light that would push back and extinguish the ...
Power of the Light

Power of the Light

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: It’s no secret that this world is constantly trying to extinguish the light of God’s Word. But light dispels darkness. Through God’s Word we are able to see that the Light (capital L) has come into the world. His name is Jesus. But His light has implications for us far beyond the Baby in the manger. The ...
The Tallest Angel

The Tallest Angel

Nancy tells a Christmas story for the young at heart about a girl who did not approach the holiday season with joy—until her teacher made a bold decision. Read or Listen →

A Stressed-Out World

A Stressed-Out World

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: I seriously doubt anyone would characterize the world today as “peaceful.” On the contrary, our world is full of people who are stressed, fearful, anxious, and depressed. True peace can never be found in a bottle, a pill, a person, a movie, or a hobby. But God tells us relief from stress and fear is possible. In ...
Astonishing

Astonishing

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Have you ever been astonished? Leslie: This is Seeking Him with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Nancy: The Dictionary defines that word as: “to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; to amaze.” Well, it’s astonishing to me that our Mighty God humbled Himself and became a helpless baby. It’s amazing that during His time on earth He ...
Superhero of Superheroes

Superhero of Superheroes

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Our culture is fascinated with superheroes—brave men and women equipped with incredible abilities to rescue the world from darkness and evil. Well, millenia ago the Old Testament foretold of the coming of the Superhero of superheroes—the Lord Jesus. The opening chapters of Isaiah say, “To us a son is given . . . and his name shall ...
Wonderful Counsel

Wonderful Counsel

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: With the incredible accessibility of information through the Internet, both bad counsel and good advice are right at our fingertips. But in the midst of this complex world, Christ comes to us bringing trustworthy, wonderful counsel. Did you know in Scripture the word “wonderful” is only ever used to describe God? So even though there are some ...
God Is With You

God Is With You

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: We can all remember times when we felt like God was far away. But over and over in His Word, God promises, “I will be with you.” This time of year, we sing about our Immanuel—the name that means “God with us.” Let that sink in for a moment: The God who created and sustains the universe ...
A Glorious Future

A Glorious Future

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Have you ever wished God would give you a sign and let you in on His plans? When Isaiah encouraged King Ahaz to ask God for a sign, Ahaz was unwilling to put his trust in the Lord. So Isaiah said to King Ahaz, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall ...
Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Have you ever considered how Jesus mirrors God to us? God dwells in unapproachable light. It’s impossible for us to draw near to God the Father apart from his Son, Jesus. The apostle John wrote, “The Word [that is Jesus] became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only ...
Come Adore, Day 8

Come Adore, Day 8

Imagine you lived in a spacious mansion in a beautiful setting. Would you want to move into a shack without running water or heat? Read or Listen →

Come Adore, Day 7

Come Adore, Day 7

"God rest ye, merry gentlemen." You’ve probably sung that line at Christmas. But do you understand it? Who are these gentlemen and why are they merry? Read or Listen →

Come Adore, Day 6

Come Adore, Day 6

A carol began, “Ye Faithful, approach ye.” It didn’t catch on. But when the wording was tweaked, it became one of the most popular Christmas carols ever. Read or Listen →

Come Adore, Day 5

Come Adore, Day 5

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing" has a long history. But more importantly, Nancy will show you the gospel in this hymn. Read or Listen →

Come Adore, Day 3

Come Adore, Day 3

Why do we decorate with lights around Christmas? Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth says lights are not only festive—they’re very meaningful. Read or Listen →

Come Adore, Day 2

Come Adore, Day 2

When we sing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” we include the lines, “The Rod of Jesse” and “The Key of David.” Do you know what those phrases mean? Read or Listen →

Come Adore, Day 1

Come Adore, Day 1

Music is a huge part of our holiday tradition. There’s a lot of rich theology in many of our Christmas carols. Read or Listen →

Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 5

Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 5

We use the term “saved” so much that it’s become cliché. If someone were about to drown, the idea of being saved would take on a whole new meaning. Read or Listen →

Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 1

Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 1

It’s the season of malls, commercials, traffic, rehearsals, and parties. Do you ever find yourself just wishing for the gift of silence? Read or Listen →

Mary's Secret, Day 2

Mary's Secret, Day 2

When you’re young, you plan and dream of the future. It’s disappointing when those plans change. Hear from Janet Parshall today. Read or Listen →

Mary’s Secret, Day 1

Mary’s Secret, Day 1

Set aside Christmas decorations, carols, and cards. Get fresh perspective on a poor young girl tasked with a gigantic assignment. Janet Parshall shares today. Read or Listen →

The Ministry of Angels, Day 1

The Ministry of Angels, Day 1

Pictures and stories of angels are popular in our culture, especially during the Christmas season. How does your mental image of angels measure up to the Bible? Read or Listen →

Mary Was a Humble Woman

Mary Was a Humble Woman

If you have kids on Christmas break this week, you may know what it’s like to have your plans challenged and your wisdom called into question. Read or Listen →

A Life of Belief

A Life of Belief

Christmas is all about surrender. It's about the surrender of the Son to obey the perfect will of the Father and enter human history. Read or Listen →

Overshadow Me

Overshadow Me

Mary of Nazareth did something extraordinary: she carried God Incarnate on a long journey to give birth in a stable. Read or Listen →

Mary's Song

Mary's Song

The Christmas season is a great time to worship. In fact, worship accompanied the very first Christmas. Read or Listen →

Elizabeth's Song

Elizabeth's Song

It seems like we naturally want to wish people well during the Christmas season. That’s biblical. Nancy will show us the way Elizabeth encouraged Mary. Read or Listen →

A Season of Praise

A Season of Praise

We love to sing during the Christmas season. It’s not just a recent tradition. Songs were part of the very first Christmas. Read or Listen →

Come Thou Dayspring

Come Thou Dayspring

When you think of names of Christ, what comes to mind? He’s our Savior and our Shepherd. He’s the King of kings and Son of Man. How about the Key of David? Read or Listen →

God with Us

God with Us

Christmas carols provide such a rich backdrop to the holiday season. But sometimes we can get so used to hearing them that we don’t pay attention to them. Read or Listen →

A God-Centered Life

A God-Centered Life

One of the characters in the biblical Christmas story is a great example of aging well. Learn how she grew in beauty as she got older. Read or Listen →

Night and Day

Night and Day

What’s filling your heart on this Christmas Eve? Is it busyness? Christmas parties? Shopping? Learn to keep the right thing at the center. Read or Listen →

The Gracious Woman

The Gracious Woman

Our culture worships youth, putting on the pressure to look and act young. But a character in the Christmas story provides a refreshing alternative. Read or Listen →

Taking Aim

Taking Aim

When your car is out of alignment, it slowly drifts in the wrong direction. The same thing happens to us. Read or Listen →

Night and Day

Night and Day

What’s filling your heart on this Christmas Eve? Is it busyness? Christmas parties? Shopping? Learn to keep the right thing at the center. Read or Listen →

The Gracious Woman

The Gracious Woman

Our culture worships youth, putting on the pressure to look and act young. But a character in the Christmas story provides a refreshing alternative. Read or Listen →

The Sign and the Sword

The Sign and the Sword

People say strange things to new moms, such as "Just wait until they’re teenagers! Then you’ll be sorry." As a new mom, Mary heard something odd. Read or Listen →

A Christmas Psalm

A Christmas Psalm

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Nancy will tell you about one of the first Christmas songs. It was written while Jesus was still a baby. Read or Listen →

Moved by the Spirit

Moved by the Spirit

The Christmas spirit. Is there really such a thing? Maybe not. But the Holy Spirit was fully involved in the Christmas story. Explore His ro Read or Listen →

Longing Fulfilled

Longing Fulfilled

If you’ve spent any time around children, you know that waiting can be hard for them. But let's be honest: it can be hard for you and me, to Read or Listen →

A Legacy of Dedication

A Legacy of Dedication

At some point, all parents need to hand control of their children over to God. But that doesn’t mean they don’t continue loving and training them. Read or Listen →

Holy Days

Holy Days

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Our word holiday actually comes from two words: holy day. I try to set aside time on special days to think about God’s goodness and to ask Him to help me in the coming year. Here’s a prayer I wrote in my journal on my 35th birthday: As I look ahead to another year of life, I ...

Facing Heartache at the Holidays

This Christmas, may our silent aches and longings compel us to worship the God of the universe, who wrapped Himself in flesh and blood so that we would know the hope that does not disappoint. …

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Three Lies, One True Love

That restless stirring in your heart is not the need for a new pair of skinny jeans or a dashing young man or a box of chocolates. It is our soul’s soft reminder that we were made for Christ. …

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Don't Touch the Nativity!

Every day I hear myself telling my toddlers, "Put Mary down. Put the wise man back with his friends. That sheep is not for riding. DON'T TOUCH THE NATIVITY!" …

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Illogical Easter

A magnificent exchange of the blood of the perfect On for all of my deep, dark, even secret ugly sins seems, well, illogical and unfair. Isn't more required? …

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Joy to the World!

While the progressive instrumental version of "Joy to the World" blasted overhead, I observed grumbling store clerks, worn out children, and couples arguing. …

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