Grace and Truth and Christmas Cheer

December 14, 2018 |
Grace and Truth Link-Up

The Christmas season is coming up fast, yet I have seen several posts around Facebook where my friends have said it doesn’t feel like Christmas. Maybe you can relate?

December just seems to go by so quickly. And it’s always jam-packed with so many things to do.  Sometimes the Christmas feeling can be hard to capture. That’s where Lauren was when she boarded the North Pole Express at her local mall.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer

While many of us love Christmas, it doesn’t always live up to our expectations. Lauren shares more, and what filled her with holiday cheer, in her post, The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer. As I was reading I found myself laughing and crying right along with her. I know you will too. So hop on over and check out her post on

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Lauren, feel free to grab the button below and add it to your post so your readers can celebrate with you.

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Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…

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Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author with an unquenchable passion for Jesus. Life with four fun-filled teens doesn’t always provide the quiet atmosphere her introverted personality and chronic migraines crave, but she loves them all like crazy and the gospel is a balm for her soul. Heather’s hope is that, while she is struggling through this thing called life, she is pointing others towards Jesus along the way.

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  • Reply Janene Eldred December 14, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for sharing your heart about not being in the Christmas spirit. In S. California, we have had very warm weather up into November, which makes it difficult sometimes to get into Fall, much less Thanksgiving or Christmas! We seem to go from Summer to Christmas more and more as the years go by, which means we have to use other means to get into Christmas. Usually I turn on Handel’s Messiah as my very first Christmas music. Since it isn’t “Jingle Bells” or other popular Christmas music, it helps me get my focus where it belongs…on Jesus Himself. Which is where it belongs.
    Janene Eldred recently posted…5 Last Minute Christmas Surprises! (For your spouse)

    • Reply Heather Hart December 14, 2018 at 10:22 am

      I live in Texas and we have similar weather. Christ-centered Christmas music is one of my favorite ways to get in the Christmas spirit.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Do We Really Trust In God?

  • Reply JJ December 14, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I haven’t read Lisa’s book yet, but I do plan to. Nothing ever seems to go as expected, and that can be positive or difficult. For me, staying connected to God in prayer, the Word and not allowing the busy season to stop me from going to church all help.

    • Reply Heather Hart December 14, 2018 at 10:21 am

      I have Lysa’s book on my to-read list as well. I’ve heard so many great things about it. Keeping our priorities and focus on Jesus are certainly a great way to keep things in perspective during the holiday season. Thanks for stopping in, JJ.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Christmas is Coming

      • Reply Amelia Gilliland December 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

        I also have her book on my to read list- an online study using this book would be a wonderful activity to consider for the new year!

  • Reply Susan Evans December 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    It doesn’t feel like Christmas to anyone who is suffering. I try to get my mind off my own suffering by bringing joy to others who are suffering. Then suddenly feel joy.
    Susan Evans recently posted…Missions Trip to Texas, Part 5

    • Reply Heather Hart December 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Yes! Spreading joy to others always helps lift our spirits, doesn’t it. It does wonders for both the giver and the receiver.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Christmas is Coming

  • Reply tiffany Montgomery December 15, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I hear ya’. For years I have also struggled to let this season “Feel Like Christmas”. Too much business and not enough time to rest in God’s word stresses me to no end. Thanks for the encouragement that it’s not just me 😉
    tiffany Montgomery recently posted…The Best Way to Grow Your Faith Blog This Year

  • Reply Susan Jackson December 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you for this link up. I found it via pinterest and was hoping to find a christian link up!

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