Advent is the season of preparation for our King, who came as a child over 2,000 years ago. The shepherds and wise men followed a star and their hearts to visit this new baby and present gifts that demonstrated their love. In a world and time that easily robs us of this profound joy of renewal at every turn, Countdown to Christmas provides devotional times with Scripture readings, and music and food with other fun family activities. The book is tailored to help families prepare their hearts and homes for Christ's coming. Paperback.
Prepare your heart and home for a meaningful Christmas - Create new family traditions for Advent! This guide provides easy-to-use devotionals with Scripture, music, food, and fun family activities to prepare your heart and home - and reach out to others - in celebration of Christ's coming. "This book includes activities that will facilitate learning and bring families together during the Christmas season. Margie's warm spirit, personal flair, and strong desire to teach transcend throughout." - Deanna Stock, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Chesapeake College "The Christmas Countdown reminds us that Christmas is more than a shopping list. This book isn't simply another list of things-to-do this December but rather it is a plea to stop 'doing' and begin 'being' once more. Twenty-five new traditions remind us that family is a gift which reflects the great Gift of God incarnate, restoring us to the beauty of Christmas." Joel Kurz, Pastor, The Garden Community, Baltimore
Margie Harding and her husband, Charles, have been married 36 years and travel as much as possible. The mother of five children and grandmother to nine, she is active in her local church and enjoys quilting and reading. In 2007, she went back to college and today she volunteers in Native American Indian Missions/schools.