The Ugly Christmas Sweater

In what should be the most wonderful time of the year, too often we let our stress and frustration dominate and become ugly thoughts, ugly words, ugly actions and ugly motivations. In this series we try to untangle the ugliness and allow joy to be the dominant theme of our Christmas season.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater: Ugly Actions

By Dave Warner | December 19, 2021

Our actions can tend to be as ugly as our Christmas sweaters, but God calls us to greater than that, God calls us to love and to allow God’s love to overflow from us into the lives of others.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater: Ugly Motivations

By Dave Warner | December 12, 2021

Why do you do what you do? Jesus is more often concerned about the heart behind your actions than your actions themselves because we can to do the right thing for the wrong reason. The Christmas season, make Jesus your motivation – the reason why you do what you do.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater: Ugly Words

By Dave Warner | December 5, 2021

Often times the people closest to us bear the brunt of the ugliness that comes our mouths. But as a people of Jesus, we are to be the transmitters of joy and love to others. This does not mean that we can’t be truthful with people and have difficult conversations, but it does mean that…

The Ugly Christmas Sweater: Ugly Thoughts

By Dave Warner | November 28, 2021

Untangling Christmas lights is one thing, untangling our minds from negativity to take on joyfulness in the Christmas season is quite another thing. The Apostle Paul gives us a command to rejoice, no matter what our circumstances so that we can have peace in our hearts and in our minds in Christ Jesus.