December 2019

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December can so often be a time of busyness—what with the shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning, and decorating that we all do to get ready for the holidays. With so much going on, we can forget about what’s really important—our Savior’s birth.

So take time this month to be still and contemplate the meaning of the Word made flesh. Light Advent candles as you prepare for the first and second coming of your Lord. Remind your family that “stuff”—at Christmas and all year around—shouldn’t be the focus. And be ready to share the true story of Christmas and of a birth that really matters.

Though I am telling you to slow down, I have to admit that we at Forward in Christ have been pretty busy. We’re bringing you a brand-new redesigned magazine next month. Check out the back cover to whet your appetite. We’re so excited to share what’s coming, including a new look, new features, and a new website. But don’t be too eager. Your January 2020 issue will be a little later than usual. Look for it the last week of December.

And don’t worry. We haven’t forgotten what’s really important either—a message centered on our Savior and what he did for us and all sinners.

Julie Wietzke

Parenting advice. It comes at us from all directions. Sometimes we’re open to it, sometimes we’re not. Hear from Kerry Ognenoff about how she deals with what can sometimes be a tricky situation.

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