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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. Great connections Stephanie. I was blessed to have a Dad that taught the thread of Christ from “table of contents to maps” in the Bible. The totality of the Bible is yet another wonder of our God. And how precious to actively tie the feasts to Christ’s purpose in His birth! Blessings!

  2. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I’ve been trying so hard not to be overwhelmed with holiday preparations. Yet, every evening I’m exhausted and I lay awake and think of all there is left to do! I see myself in your words and I will try to learn from them. May you be richly blessed this Christmas!

  3. Stephanie thank you for this wonderful word. I don’t be in mood for Christmas. It the hassle of either going on line to buy Christmas presents or the local shops. Then shops are busy. Not all this not my cup of tea nor my Husband’s. But I do it for mainly my Nieces and Nephews. So as I have present for them and my Dad. Then my Husband looks at me because I can’t drive. When we go to shops to buy some of the present. He will say is this last shop we have to go. Then he will look at me say hope you got for everyone. As all this fuss for one day. I know how much he hates this time year not for reason to with the Christmas story in the Bible. But for the hassle of going shopping. The shops busy and car parks busy. I am the same. He does not like it. You get from him. What or who not got for it not being got. As shops to busy and car parks. He likes me to have an idea what I will buy them so as I know when get to shops what shops to go to. So as we are as short as possible in them. To get away home from the shops being so busy. So we both just like the Church services for Christmas and carol services. The true meaning of why or Messiah came to earth. To hear the lovely story about Christmas from the Bible the true meaning of it. Not the hassle of it all in having to buy presents. Then going round giving out the gifts on Christmas Day the night before wrapping them up in Christmas paper. Its one long day and we be glad when it over. We say that’s it over for another year. Why can’t it be about the Churches doing and telling about Christmas from the word of God and carol services. Not all the hassle of buying presents for family giving them out on Christmas Day. It alot of Hassel. But we do delight in seeing our Nieces and Nephews faces as they open their presents. Say to ourselves at the same time it’s lovely to see them smile at getting our gift for them. Yes the hassle was worth we say. Then we say at least we don’t have to do it until next year again. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little

  4. This year I’m trying to appreciate the time of advent and be sure my heart is ready for Christ’s return. But I don’t want to forget Christmas either showing God’s love for us. But I wanted to be sure I didn’t get caught up in the world’s idea of Christmas. So thank you for this lesson.

  5. Stephanie,

    This year I was struggling to get into the Christmas mood. Partly because my new job changed drastically & I’m not liking it-even though I know God gave this to me. Guess Hubby’s emotions about holidays were getting to me. The biggest problem I have is holidays are about family. We don’t have family around us anymore. Add to that we both work hard hospital jobs. We see lots of sadness this time of year. As Christmas gets closer I decided to break myself out of the depression mold. Started listening to Christmas music & singing loudly. Music always lifts my spirits. Going to plug in my “Charlie Brown” tree & sit under its lights. Going to glorify && praise God for ALL He has given me over the years.

    Blessings 🙂