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A One-Word Resolution

Dennis' goal for the year was to pick a single word, just one, and let that word come alive in his life over a twelve-month period. His challenge for me was to do the same thing, to try out a word of my own. 

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work: Make a Health Plan

The holiday season’s air is thick with New Year's resolutions; well intended, but far more likely to fail than succeed. So let’s re-frame those good intentions and agree that any time of year is a great time to make changes that improve your health and life.

The Day After Christmas....Now What?

For you, is Christmas about feelings of expectation and euphoria, followed by feelings of disappointment and despair?  Or is there something more to be gained from the passing of Christmas Day?

How to Seek Christ in Christmas

Somehow, I’ve gone from Buddy the Elf to the Grinch. I’ve gone on a downward spiral from loving Christmas to dreading its coming.  But, I don’t want it to be this way!

Learn how to regain the joy of the season....

Christmas Music Tells the Story

What is it about Christmas music that just accentuates the holiday as a whole?  How is it that strangers can come together and find both hope and community around Christmas music?  This PBS feature explores the attraction Christmas music has for us, and how its phrases and lyrics give us hope.

Featuring Amy Grant, and music from Chris Tomlin and others.

God Passed This Mom a Supernatural Note of Encouragement

After singing at church, this family’s car was destroyed by a drunk driver. Miraculously, all family members survived.
See how God picked this family back up and saw them through healing and doubt, to give them a life-changing ministry to others.

Who was St. Nicholas?

We have assigned so many attributes to St. Nick - except maybe some historical facts!  Where did St. Nicholas come from, and how do we separate historical fact from holiday fiction?  

Here's a narrative you can share with your family to help everyone appreciate Christmas all the more. 

Lauren Daigle - 'Noel'

Critics agree, 'Noel' is one of Lauren Daigle's more breathtaking performances to date.  While still an up-and-coming artist, Lauren recorded this song on Chris Tomlin's 2015 Christmas album, Adore.  Surprisingly, it has become one of the season's most-played songs.

Here is Lauren Daigle's "Noel"... 

Beauty in Every Broken Christmas

Where are you spending Christmas this year? Maybe the more important question is,where is your heart this Christmas? Are you hurting, alone, grieving?

You can experience joy this Christmas.  Let us give you something to reflect on....

25 Joyful Prayers to Ready Your Heart for Christmas

As we focus our hearts on Jesus this Christmas season, we can offer Him one prayer each day, focusing on who He is and all He has done for us! When we are reminded of who Jesus is, and turn our eyes to Him, in an ever-changing world, we are reminded that He truly is the Savior of the World.

Casting Crowns - 'Gloria/Angels We Have Heard on High' (Official Lyric Video)

Casting Crowns has released new Christmas music this holiday season. The six-song EP It's Finally Christmas is available now.  With five original songs and one traditional track, Casting Crowns will usher listeners into the Christmas spirit that will take you on a journey of your faith through the filter of holiday music. 
Here's the official lyric video of "Gloria/Angels We Have Heard on High"...

How Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?

Most years I tend to lose sight of Jesus somewhere between the deals of Black Friday and the dawn of a new year.  As I fight to carve out the time to consider the sacred, I keep wondering how Jesus would celebrate His birth.  If Jesus were still walking the earth, what would He be doing this Christmas? Here's my best guess.

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