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…

How to Make Gratitude a Habit
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How to Make Gratitude a Habit

A few years ago, I wrote a short post about having a month of gratitude in November. While the ideas I shared are a great place to start, sometimes I think we need to push ourselves in the gratitude department! And I think that might be especially true this year. So let’s look at how…

A Halloween Prayer Plan
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A Halloween Prayer Plan

Halloween can be a sticky issue for many Christian families. There seem to be so many conflicting opinions and lots of finger-pointing. It’s an issue my husband and I struggled with as young parents. While I’ve never been satisfied with where I’ve landed on this topic, I do believe that having a Halloween prayer plan…

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

The holiday season – which in my mind runs from mid-October to January 1 – 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…