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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…

Seeing Through the Holiday To-Do List
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Seeing Through the Holiday To-Do List

Thanksgiving started with a long walk with my husband. We laughed because we remembered the days when the kids were little and we would throw them in strollers and head out. Now we could take off on our own as they held down the fort without us. But we realized that even though that freedom…

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…