holidays

20 Christmas Bible Verses That Will Recenter Your Heart {PLUS A Christmas Prayer}
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20 Christmas Bible Verses That Will Recenter Your Heart {PLUS A Christmas Prayer}

The hustle and bustle of Christmas is an unavoidable fact. It comes with a lot to accomplish in a limited amount of time. But, honestly, isn’t the hustle and bustle a part of the fun?  The sights and sounds of Christmas lure us toward beautiful light displays, decorating, and hosting parties with all our favorite…

Win One of My Top 10 Christmas Joys! {#MomentsofHope Link-Up}
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Win One of My Top 10 Christmas Joys! {#MomentsofHope Link-Up}

Christmas strikes a chord which inevitably triggers a special kind of joy in our hearts. It seems there are certain moments, things, smells, or events that make my step a little lighter and my smile a little bigger. So, today I am sharing with you my Top 10 Christmas Joys and since gift giving is one…

How Do We Experience A Special Kind of Joy at Christmas?
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How Do We Experience A Special Kind of Joy at Christmas?

It was on one of our first dates when my dreaded kidney disease introduced itself to my husband. Our plan was not a kidney stone visit to the ER, but then again, who likes plans? I was a professional kidney stone passer after experiencing over 50 of them in my life, so the routine wasn’t…

5 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Hectic and More Meaningful
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5 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Hectic and More Meaningful

Hope. A small but exquisite word. One that changes lives. As I walked into the store I couldn’t miss it. Four shiny letters that, on that particular day, stopped me mid-step. I couldn’t avoid it nor deny it. I’d let the Holiday overwhelm diminish my hope. Hope is what pushes us one step to the…

How to Plant Hope in the Hearts of Our Children During the Holidays
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How to Plant Hope in the Hearts of Our Children During the Holidays

Christmas. Hope. They really are supposed to go hand-in-hand, aren’t they? After all Hope was born, not only in the darkness of night, but amidst the darkness of a torn and hopeless world. In humbleness, He was born in a manger bringing light and hope to the world. And hope to us today. It’s a…