Season 4, Episode 5: The Beautiful Hope of Christmas

December 18, 2020

With Christmas just one week away, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on how the story of Jesus gives us hope. John, Diane and Paul discuss how they find comfort through the story of Christ’s birth, and evangelist J. John explains what the purpose of Christmas is. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/christmas-stories-podcast/#resources If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey

Season 4, Episode 4: A Heart-Warming Christmas Story (Pt. 2)

December 11, 2020

During the holidays, it’s good to have fun with your loved ones. John, Lisa and Diane talk about their favorite activities to do with their family and friends; plus you’ll also hear part 2 of the Adventures in Odyssey drama, “It’s a Pokenberry Christmas,” based on the film, It’s a Wonderful Life. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/christmas-stories-podcast/#resources If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey

Season 4, Episode 3: A Heart-Warming Christmas Story (Pt. 1)

December 4, 2020

With the Christmas season now in full swing, John, Diane and Lisa will talk about their favorite Christmas movies and what they’re most grateful for this year. You’ll also hear part 1 of the Adventures in Odyssey drama, “It’s a Pokenberry Christmas,” which is based on the classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/christmas-stories-podcast/#resources If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey

Season 4, Episode 2: Bringing Peace to Your Community

November 27, 2020

While Christmas can be a time to get together with family and friends, it’s also a beautiful opportunity to reach out to people in your community. John, Diane and Paul share about friends they admire for their willingness to reach out to others; and you’ll also hear the powerful audio drama, “When Christmas Came to Thorn Creek Bridge.” Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/christmas-stories-podcast/#resources If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey

Season 4, Episode 1: Preparing for Advent

November 20, 2020

While 2020 has been a year filled with lots of twists and turns, the Christmas and Advent seasons can still give us hope. John, Lisa, Paul and Diane share how they’re planning to celebrate Christmas this year; and author Asheritah Ciuciu gives some creative and inspiring ways to celebrate Advent with your family. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/christmas-stories-podcast/#resources If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey

Season 4 Preview

November 16, 2020

Welcome to Season 4 of the Christmas Stories podcast! John, Paul, Lisa and Diane are back this year to preview Season 4, and to share their favorite things of the holiday season. Get the Advent Calendar: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/CS-Advent Join the AIO Club: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/Christmas-OAClub More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/shows/christmas-stories-podcast/#resources If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey