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Tag: Holidays

Three Ways To Keep a Spiritual Focus This Holiday Season

I have a confession to make. Christmastime transforms me into a giddy child all over again. I love everything about Christmas. I love the music, the lights, the nativity scenes, the advent candles, the smells, the food (can you say, “Chri... Read More »

How To Prepare for a Life-Giving Holiday Season

It’s that special time of year again, and like so many of you, it is one I look forward to all year long.  The warmth of home. The love of family. The joy of friends.  As a self-proclaimed “celebrator,” I love everything abo... Read More »

How To Share God’s Love This Christmas

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (Jn 13:34-35) A few years ago,... Read More »

Keeping the ‘Happy’ in Thanksgiving and the ‘Merry’ in Christmas During Your Season of Crazy

Okay, quick poll: Raise your hand if it was mid-July, you blinked, and when you opened your eyes it was November? Oh, that many of us, hmm? At our house, life seems to be passing by in something of a blur these days. My husband and I have f... Read More »

How to {Emotionally} Survive The Holidays

It is officially that time of year again…the holidays. For many women this is the season they look forward to all year. They cannot wait for the smell of pumpkin or pecan pie baking in the oven, the beautiful leaves that eventually fall t... Read More »

Practicing "Holy Day" Hospitality

What is your reaction when you think of the holiday season? Did you know that the holiday season is actually a “holy-season” that should bring us closer to the event or person we are celebrating? Contrary to current practice, Thanksgivi... Read More »

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

As the days shorten and calendar pages are turned, thoughts of holiday celebrations begin to occupy our minds.  Amidst your planning may I pose a question—who will comprise your holiday guest list this year? Before you respond, consider ... Read More »

Overcoming the Elijah Effect

November ushers in the commencement of the holiday season.  Billed as the “happiest weeks of the year” the weeks spanning November 1 to December 31 can be exhilarating or exhausting.  Statistics suggest that when exhaustion settles in... Read More »