December 2013 Saints Alive Newsletter

Gifts are things given in love, without conditions. And they are received with thanksgiving. As we run around doing all out Christmas preparations, trying to find just the right gift for everyone on our list, and thinking about what we want for Christmas, it can be hard to remember this spirit in which gifts are to be given and received.

Advent is a time for preparing our hearts for the special gift of the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So this year, as we scurry around getting ready for Christmas, let’s pause to consider God’s gifts to us. . . read more