Maybe you’re at the office today, quickly trying to wrap up a few things. You may be out and about doing some last minute Christmas shopping. Maybe you’re driving home for Christmas. Or maybe you got to wake up to a slow morning with your family all home, and hot coffee in your Christmas mug.

Wherever you are today, take some time to slow down and reflect on the birth of Christ.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 ESV

Here’s my Friday Finds. Enjoy.

1. Teenagers and Technology: A Guide For Parents

via Michael Guyer

Technology is such an integral part of today’s culture. Parents should educate themselves, and have a realistic perspective on it. 

One of the first steps in helping guide teenagers with their technology is often changing your thinking about the issue. It is easy to be controlled by fear or go with the flow out of exhaustion. Instead, parents must make it their primary aim to help their teenagers learn how to use technology with wisdom, discernment, and self-control. In order to do this, parents must also understand and use technology in the same way.”

2. Leadership Training Begins in the Home

via Ron Edmondson

“In your desire to lead, family is by no means a distraction from God’s call on you to lead. Rather, God’s intent is that home would be your first and safest testing ground.”

3. Why Christian Kids Leave the Faith

via Tim Challies

“God tells us there will always be wheat and tares. Even among children born to believing parents there will be some who reject all their parents have taught. Some of these will rebel for a while and return. Some will not. As parents we are to commit ourselves to the task of raising our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, to teach them the facts of the faith, to show how it answers our questions and meets our needs, to insist that the good news of the gospel must be personally apprehended. We do what God calls us to do, we do it to the best of our abilities, and we entrust the results—and our children—to God’s good providence.”

4. When Was Jesus Born?

via Sam Storms

I’ve heard people debate over the actual date of Jesus’ birth, and I find articles like these interesting. I don’t believe we’ll ever know the exact date, so I’m thankful that the only fact that matters is that He indeed, was born.

5. Why Didn’t God Send Jesus Right After Adam and Eve Sinned?

via Eternal Perspective Ministries

“This is a good question. I don’t mean to be dismissive, but after having considered who God is, the first answer to this question is “because God didn’t want to.” Though we’ll talk about the possible whys, that’s the place to start. Just trying to understand what God has revealed is difficult enough. It would be presumptive to try to understand what He has not revealed. So I admit I really don’t know why He designed His plan the way He did. But I do know it is perfect.”

6. The Christmas Volunteers

Wow. This is a great video and will give you some fresh perspective as you celebrate the birth of Christ the next few days.

via Igniter Media


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