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Celebrations Fit For A King

Celebrations Fit For A King

Is there anything better than a perfect celebration? Whether it’s a wedding, surprise birthday party, or just a quiet dinner on the porch to honor someone you love, these moments have a way of filling hearts with warmth, joy and…

A Fragrant Offering

A Fragrant Offering

Isn’t it amazing how your senses can heighten an experience and even flood your mind with sweet (and sometimes, not so savory) memories? We were created with the capacity to truly savor (food, moments, Scripture, etc) and to make meaning…

How To Get The Most From Your Hallmark Christmas Movie Experience

How To Get The Most From Your Hallmark Christmas Movie Experience

Merry Christmastime! If you’re like us, one of the traditions you look forward to the most is the return of the Hallmark Christmas movie countdown. Could it be the nail-biting suspense and cliffhanger endings?…

What’s on God’s Christmas List?

 What’s on God’s Christmas List?

My office started a tradition last Christmas season. This will be the second year to unpack our three precious porcelain Wise Men figurines and place them by the manger. The nativity will be complete with farm animals, an angel somewhere, a shepherd or two, and then the three focal characters of Mary, Joseph, and the sweet baby Jesus Christ. Such a precious scene.

The (Not So) Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

The (Not So) Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Holidays got you down?The holiday season is a notoriously difficult time for many. As believers, we even pile guilt upon our already not-so-wonderful feelings because of the gap between how we actually feel and how we think we should feel. Whether you are stressed out over your Christmas To Do List and schedule, mourning the loss of loved ones, worried about paying for presents, or unhappy with your life circumstances, sometimes “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”...well, it just doesn’t feel so wonderful.