Christmas

Gift Guide: What Gifts Can Make a Difference?

Gift Guide: What Gifts Can Make a Difference?

Looking for gifts that give back? Check out this gift guide!

Christmas is Over — What Happens Now?

Christmas is Over — What Happens Now?

Christmas is a great time for spiritual exploration. Because of its connection to Christianity, it makes sense to take time to think about God. Your spiritual journey doesn’t have to end when the decorations are packed up for the year. Here are some next steps for continuing your exploration of God.

6 Expectations That'll Ruin Your Holiday This Year

6 Expectations That'll Ruin Your Holiday This Year

We all have holiday expectations, but we’re not always aware of what they are. Find out what yours are and what to do with them.

God to The Rescue: Christmas Is Just the Beginning

God to The Rescue: Christmas Is Just the Beginning

What is Christmas really about, and why do Christians care so much? How does it fit into the story of the Bible?

What Are We Being Rescued From?

What Are We Being Rescued From?

Did Christ come to rescue us from a messy world full of injustice, fear and political unrest or was it something else?

Christmas: When God Fixed What Was Broken

Christmas: When God Fixed What Was Broken

The fulfillment of Christmas is found in restored relationships. But how could one small child mend our status with God?

How to Focus on Heaven, Not Self, This Holiday

How to Focus on Heaven, Not Self, This Holiday

Do you easily get caught up with to-do lists or find yourself focusing on stuff rather than God or others around the holidays? Here are some helpful reminders.

How to Be Present During the Holidays

How to Be Present During the Holidays

Does the holiday season bring too much busyness, stress and disappointment? Do you long for a different kind of experience?  Here are six tips to help you be more present over the holidays.

3 Ways Busy People Can Give the Gift of Their Time

3 Ways Busy People Can Give the Gift of Their Time

The holidays are coming up, and your to-do list is already full. You know it’s important to give and share, but how will you find the time?

 6 Tips to Start Holiday Traditions of Your Own

6 Tips to Start Holiday Traditions of Your Own

Do you want to establish your own traditions with your family and friends this holiday season? Here are six ways to help you do just that.

4 Things That Will Stop You From Going Broke

4 Things That Will Stop You From Going Broke

Don’t let your holiday spending get out of control. These four tips will help you rein in your spending and let you focus on making your Christmas more meaningful.

Celebrate a “First” This Christmas

Celebrate a “First” This Christmas

This Christmas you can introduce someone to Jesus in a fresh way. 

Merry Christmas from Cru

Merry Christmas from Cru

Cru staff members wishing you a Merry Christmas in their heart language.

Feeling Alone This Christmas?

Feeling Alone This Christmas?

A military wife shares her struggles and a hopeful reminder.

4 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

4 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

Advent is a time for us to prepare our hearts to respond to the gift of God’s Son. Here are some practical steps we can take to be ready to celebrate Christmas.

The Other Christmases

The Other Christmases

Understandings and celebrations of Christmas differ around the globe. Read how Cru staff members celebrate in Japan, Bulgaria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A Welcome Form of Evangelism

A Welcome Form of Evangelism

Going door-to-door with a Bible may be taboo any other time of the year, but during Christmas Season, singing the gospel is still captivating.

Outreach Ideas for Christmas

Outreach Ideas for Christmas

Consider creative ways to help people see Christ in Christmas this holiday season.

 

Christmas Break Tips

Christmas Break Tips

How to spiritually survive the longest break of the school year.

 

12 Ideas for Christmas

12 Ideas for Christmas

Use the Christmas season to serve and talk to others about Christ.

How to Talk about Christmas

How to Talk about Christmas

Here are 5 questions related to the topic of Christmas that you might find of value.

Silent Night, Lonely Night

Silent Night, Lonely Night

Lessons from Siberia on how to survive, even thrive, in dark days.

Unwelcome Delays or Divine Interruptions?

Unwelcome Delays or Divine Interruptions?

What if instead of viewing interruptions this Christmas as unwelcome delays, you strive to see them as divine opportunities for inviting others into conversations of some spiritual significance?
 

For Some It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of Year

For Some It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of Year

Billboards and commercials advertise Christmas as a “merry and bright” season. But when your family is the source of your deepest hurts those endorsements become demands to be joyful.

A Different Take on a Beloved Carol

A Different Take on a Beloved Carol

Jesus did not come to liberate us from suffering, but to free our spirits as we go through the suffering that is part of life. He makes it possible for us to connect with God — to know Him personally.
 

After-Christmas Conversations About Jesus

After-Christmas Conversations About Jesus

Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you have to stop talking about the greatest gift God has given us in Jesus Christ.

Awaken to God's Love

Awaken to God's Love

Darryl Smith, National Director of the High School ministry, eats a Sweet Potato pie and explains how the Christmas Story demonstrates God's love.

Immanuel: God is With Us?

Immanuel: God is With Us?

Neil Downey compares the week between Christmas and New Year's Day to our current era in history - the time between Christ's first and second coming.

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