This post is a couple of years old but continues to receive a large number of visitors from Google searches on devotional time ideas. A lot has happened here on the blog since I wrote this—including having the opportunity to write a book that was released in March by Harvest House Publishers: I decided to brainstorm some alternative ways to spend devotional time. Here are 25 ideas I want to share with you!
Head on over and follow along for more great holiday ideas! Five-ish years ago, some cousins told us about this Christmas Eve tradition. And life has never been the same.
We always start with a Christmas devotional and a recounting of the Christmas story. Usually fully and ridiculously dressed up. The shepherds are in bath robes and the angel has a slip on her head. Then, while the grandkiddies are still awake, we put them in their Christmas jammies and take them outside to throw peanuts on the roof for the reindeer.
Does anyone under four feet tall ever hit the roof? The itty-bitty ones go to bed, and then the fun begins. These gifts are not serious gifts. They are Q-tips, and hairspray, and Justin Bieber dollar store puzzles. Mom collects them through the year. These three things are hidden separately in the gifts before they are wrapped.
We pass out numbers there are currently 8 adults, 3 gifts each, so numbers on little slips of paper. The numbers determine the order of picking and opening the gifts. So, in the appointed order from 1 to 24we go around the room and people start selecting shaking and opening carefully!
Each gift can be stolen 3 times.
So, if the person who draws 1 picks up a gift and opens it, and then person who draws 2 wants that gift, he or she can steal it. After the steal, the person who was stolen from goes back to the pile and picks out another gift.
Then you start where you left off in the number order. You can be sneaky…. How to get ready for the game: Start collecting gifts as far in advance as possible. Hide the gift cards restaurants, movie tickets, etc.Christian Christmas Devotionals about Jesus, and Christmas Devotionals you may freely use in church groups, or in a Christmas Newsletter/Bulletin.
Christmas Devotional Contents. The True Christmas Story. The Song Of Mary. The Names Of Jesus. Emmanuel - God Is With Us. Christmas Without The 'X'. Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and New York Times bestselling author. Described as profoundly practical, engagingly funny and downright real, her passion is to help women to live their priorities and love their lives as they serve God and others.
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