Gift-Giving Guidelines for Families
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Gift-Giving Guidelines for Families

Do you ever feel powerless against the onslaught of toys and gifts at holiday time? Without a plan in place to give guidance to gift-giving, your children could end up with more toys and possessions than any child would even know what to do with. Maybe these gift-giving guidelines can help. Iā€™m a grandmother now…

Celebrate Jesus at Christmas | 15 Ideas to Try
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Celebrate Jesus at Christmas | 15 Ideas to Try

Jesus can often get lost in the typical hustle & bustle of the holiday season. It may seem like an impossible task to truly celebrate Jesus at Christmas. But you can – it just takes some planning, some prayer, and some swimming upstream against the culture. Learning to celebrate Jesus at Christmas can replace some…

Preparing Your Heart For Christmas
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Preparing Your Heart For Christmas

How are you preparing your heart for Christmas? Although Christmas is a one-day event, believers can use the entire month of December as a time to prepare for a season of celebration and worship. A common way to do this is by using Advent traditions, such as calendars and wreaths. But not all believers celebrate…

Christmas Gifts for Kids
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Christmas Gifts for Kids

I debated with myself about putting together a list of Christmas gifts for kids ā€“ but I lost the debate. So, even though no children still live in my home with me, here is my list of ideas. But before I get to the actual list, I want to let you know how I decided…

How to Prepare for the Holidays
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How to Prepare for the Holidays

The holiday season ā€“ which in my mind runs from mid-October to January 1 ā€“ can bring out the best or the worst in all of us. In a typical year, this season brings feelings of anticipation, stress, excitement, joy, hope, exhaustion, or even depression. Most of you may routinely ask yourself how to prepare…