A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #25

  Day #25 Luke 2:1-20 2 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee,…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #21

Day #21   Psalm 89:28   Today’s character quality is loyalty. Although there are many ways that we can exhibit misaligned loyalty, loyalty to good and worthy causes is a tremendous character quality. Have you ever considered loyalty as a necessary character quality? Unlike simple shared likes and experiences, loyalty to a group, cause, or…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #20

Day #20 Luke 16:10   Today’s character quality will build positive character for life! The world is in desperate need of folks who demonstrate the character quality of dependability. Workers who show up late, sporadically, or not at all, handicap businesses. Organizations that are intended to help and serve others find themselves unable to fulfill…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #19

Day #19 James 4:6 What happens when our families begin to exhibit positive character in juxtaposition to the poor character shown by some of our friends and family? How do we keep our children and ourselves from becoming puffed up with pride? How do we ward off an “I’m better than you attitude?” Are you…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #18

  Day #18 Deuteronomy 31:6 How are you doing with the character qualities we’ve already explored during this 25-Day Christmas Character Countdown? Has your family become more respectful? Are they diligently working together? Have you learned to be patient and to practice self-control? None of those testimony building character qualities can grow without today’s character…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #17

Day #17 Ephesians 4:32   Is your family characterized by kindness? Are they characterized by kindness when they are feeling stretched, stressed, or overwhelmed? Kindness needs to be an every day activity in our homes and we must work to make that our reality. I don’t know about you, but on the days that things…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #16

Day #16 I Thessalonians 5:18 What’s the difference between the character quality of gratitude and the character quality of thankfulness? Is there a difference? In our home, gratitude seems to show itself when we notice the “things” we have been given. Thankfulness is the attitude we have toward the people who have served, benefitted, or…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #15

  Day #15 Proverbs 19:17 Although generosity is a character quality that should be exhibited every day of the year, perhaps no season makes being generous easier than the Christmas season. Everywhere you go there are opportunities to generously serve and encourage others. Is your family a generous family? If so, Christmas should be a…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #14

Day #14 Romans 12:10 Without respect for others, the holidays would be mayhem. What do I mean? The character quality of respect shows up in many arenas each day. We should respect people’s titles. We should respect people’s stuff. We should respect people’s time. We must respect ourselves. Without respect, everyone looks out for themselves…

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A 25-Day Countdown to a Character-Filled Christmas Day #13

Day #13 Philippians 4:5 Today’s character quality, gentleness, greatly runs the risk of being discarded during the busy holiday season. Over-filled schedules, late night celebrations, and routines run amok can turn our gentle responses into growling commands. For some people, gentleness just seems to be second nature. Their first response in any and every situation…

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