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Holiday Trifecta

Holiday Trifecta

Putting the most into the holidays

So as the schedules, demands and pressures of the Holiday Trifecta invade your world, house and family, allow me to offer a short blessing to you and all whom you hold dear

Christmas is about...

Christmas is about...

So what is supposed to be going on here, anyway?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the real reason for the season and that we must not forget Jesus in all the holiday trappings and mess and reindeer and Santa.

Coming Home

Coming Home

Have you ever wondered how God feels on his end of things?

Phil Ware shares about his son coming for Thanksgiving and it reminds him how much God must anticipate his children coming home to him.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

How do we keep the concerns from stealing our thanksgiving?

Phil Ware talks about how to keep thanksgiving a part of our daily lives even though we face challenging times.

Merry Christmas?

Merry Christmas?

Isn't happy holidays just too bland?

Rubel Shelly shares very respectfully the reason he wants to say Merry Christmas.

Beyond Fixing Bicycles

Beyond Fixing Bicycles

Have you stopped lately to share the journey with another?

Russ Lawson reminds us to share the journey with others whether they are rejoicing or crying, we can help in many ways, sometimes by just being with them.

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

I've bet you have had a bunch of these moments at Christmas!

Phil Ware writes about Christmas, Joseph and Mary, and the "You've got to be kidding me!" moments in the life of Jesus.

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

When was the last time you sat down with the

Rick Brown finds a Black Friday experience that pushes him back to the real meaning of Christmas and the old Sears Wish Book.

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Got that sinking feeling now that Christmas is past?

Sarah Stirman reflects on the holiday blues, the ending of Christmas, and the extravagance and expense of the holiday, both modern and old.

Christmas Is Near

Christmas Is Near

So what do you celebrate during the holiday season?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we celebrate a holiday, we should do it to honor the Lord.

Family Connection

Family Connection

So what did all those men do?

Lisa Mikitarian shares an unusual set of Thanksgiving events that took her far from home where she found family in an unlikely place.

Peace?

Peace?

Have you found the source of peace for every season?

Tom Norvell describes Jesus as the only source of peace in any season.

Don't Let Go!

Don't Let Go!

Which should we hold on to during this season?

Bill Sherrill reminds us to not let go of our friends who are depressed nor of our joy in the season.

Children on Thanksgiving

Children on Thanksgiving

Bet you've never heard this take on the great date!

Alan Smith shares with us some children's definitions on how the first Thanksgiving happened and reminds us to have a blessed Thanksgiving.

When I Get Big ...

When I Get Big ...

What do you want your son be when you grow up?

Let's teach our sons to be fathers!

'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

So what are you going to focus on this season?

Rubel reminds us that Christmas is the season for many things depending on who we are. So let's use this season to be a blessing and not to stir trouble and let's do it responsibly and with grace.

What Really Matters

What Really Matters

In the midst of the preparation, I hope you have remembered what really matters!

Sometimes with all the preparation and stress we forget what the real meaning of the holidays is all about.

Take the Hype out of the Holidays

Take the Hype out of the Holidays

How are you going to handle the holiday stress?

Holidays can be stressful and hectic, here are some good ways to stay on track and protect your holidays.

A Perfect Opportunity

A Perfect Opportunity

Are you into traditions?

Holidays and special ritual meals for families can be great times to build into the family spiritual traditions.

 

 

What are we really worth?

Memorial Day should make us also think of communion and Jesus' sacrifice for us.

The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith

Where will your leap take you?

Long ago someone made the extra effort to even out the calendar... what extra effort will you make?

In Honor of the Lord

In Honor of the Lord

What ever happened to Merry Christmas?

We have let the world take Jesus out of Christmas and just make it a secular holiday; let's remember to make sure any holiday we celebrate is to the Lord and put Jesus back into our Christmas celebrations.

Mom

Mom

Are you making the most of your moments?

During the holidays, we really miss loved ones lost to death, but we should let that be a reminder to seize each moment and fill it with love and joy.

Keeping Your Balance at Christmas

Keeping Your Balance at Christmas

Can you keep your balance in all the holiday mayhem?

We can make the holidays a lot more cheery and bright if we will simply take a little time to plan and prepare for the holiday season.