Christmas, Holidays (Other)

Bloggy Holidays!

Happy holidays! The three big ones – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s – are right around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate- even here on the blog! So just to give you a heads up, here’s what that’s going to look like as I trade my regular blog schedule for a holiday schedule…

πŸ¦ƒ Starting next week and continuing through Thanksgiving, I’ll mainly be featuring articles to help you get into an attitude of gratitude. God has been so gracious to us. How can we limit the giving of thanks to Him to one day?

πŸ™ For those participating in our current Bible study, Judges, our final lesson of the study will be on November 17. We will not have a regular weekly Bible study between Thanksgiving week and New Year’s. I’m planning to start our new study sometime in January or February. I haven’t decided what we’ll be studying, but I’m open to any suggestions y’all want to send my way.

πŸ•― Looking forΒ Advent devotionals and resources? On Tuesday, November 16, I’ll have a bunch of awesome ones for you, many of which are free!

πŸ› If you’re a Black Friday shopper, stop by the blog on Thanksgiving evening (25th) before you hit the stores and check out my annual article, Holy Holidays: Christian-Owned Businesses to Support while You Christmas Shop. Last year I listed 101 businesses to shop. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be busily updating and adding even more shopping options for this 2021! Why fight the lines and the traffic when you can curl up by the fire, shop online, and support your brothers and sisters in Christ?

If you know of a doctrinally sound Christian-owned business (they don’t have to sell Christian-themed items) you’d like to suggest for the list, please let me know (no MLMs like essential oils, Avon, Pampered Chef, etc., please). The business must have an online presence, and shoppers must be able to purchase gifts from the business’s site. If you were on the list last year, you’ll remain on this year’s list, so there’s no need to resubmit.

πŸŽ„ November 29 – December 24, I’ll be featuring Christmas-themed articles – some old, some new, and, hopefully, some from you!

Got a Christmas-related question for The Mailbag? Comment below, or drop me a message on social media or via e-mail.

Were you saved at Christmas time or at a Christmas event? Did God answer a prayer, do something amazing in your life, or teach you something unforgettable during the Christmas season? How about writing it up for Testimony Tuesday? Drop me an e-mail and let’s chat about it.

Want to write a Christmas-related guest post? It would need to center on the Scriptures dealing with Jesus’ birth or discuss a “Christian living” type topic that has something to do with Christmas. (No anti-Christmas articles, please.) Drop me an e-mail and let’s chat about it.

(December is fast approaching, so keep in mind you’ll need to be able to write quickly.)

πŸŽ‰ If Bible reading plans are your thing, ring in the New Year with my annual round up list! It’ll publish the week after Christmas to give you plenty of time to consider your options and choose the plan that’s best for you so you can jump right in on January 1.

πŸŽ‰ Between Christmas and New Year’s I’ll have some “year in review” and New Year’s themed articles for you. Then, depending on any holiday travel plans I might make, we should be back to a regular blog schedule the first or second full week of January.

Happy holidays – all of them!