The Christmas season can bring joy and excitement, but there are also high expectations and maybe some feelings of anxiety or being overwhelmed. Do you tend to get caught up in the Christmas hype? Do you find yourself trying to make sure everything is perfect for your family and friends? On today’s episode of God Hears Her, guest Ruth Chou Simons shares how we can remember Jesus as the real reason for the season. Join hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy as they talk with Ruth about the true meaning of Christmas.
About Our Guest:
Ruth Chou Simons is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books, including her newest book “When Strivings Cease”. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure.
Notes and Quotes:
“When we start surrendering . . . that’s when God says, ‘Okay, now you’re ready to see my plan.’” — Ruth Chou Simons “God creates art out of burnout and rebellion.” — Eryn Eddy “We put so much emphasis on the atmosphere. . . we make an idol of the feeling of Christmas.” — Ruth Chou Simons “The redemptive story impacts our lives in the mundane.” — Ruth Chou Simons “What we rehearse at Christmas time will change our lives the rest of the year.” — Ruth Chou Simons “Jesus didn’t come in the perfect setting.” — Ruth Chou Simons
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