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You don’t have to make everyone happy this Christmas

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Tears — on Christmas day. Even though my daughter had opened more presents than she could count, she hadn’t opened a tablet. And to make...

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How to find your family’s Christmas traditions

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By the time Christmas arrives each year, I’ve already been counting down for weeks. The lights, the sounds, the songs, the hustle and bus...

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Everything you need to know about Advent

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Ever notice that just planning and preparing for a vacation can make an otherwise ordinary day seem brighter?  You’re not imagining that...

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The best thing you can give your loved ones this Christmas

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Long lines. An early morning (or late night). Frenzied crowds and major sales. You probably braved Black Friday to check off your Chri...

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What should I tell my kids about Santa Claus?

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Do you remember when you discovered Santa wasn’t real? I don’t know how old I was at the time, but I remember the horror of realizing so...

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Seven ways to recover from the holidays

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It’s easy to get burnt out from the holidays. You’re probably too tired to even read this. We scraped by another Thanksgiving weekend wi...

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Stumbling through the post-Christmas blues

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It finally happened. We’ve been anticipating Christmas all year long, and it arrived. The Letdown After months of waiting, plans and pa...

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The Nativity You Know Is A Lie

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We’re all familiar with the scene. It’s a quiet, starlit evening, Mary and Joseph are reclining comfortably in a quaint country stable. B...

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God

From Do You See What I See?

Dec 25, 2017

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Christmas is about three things: the gift, the giver, and the response. Jesus is God’s gift to us, and our response to His arrival shapes...

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Promises for people who are homesick at Christmas

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Not long ago, a college student asked me with total earnestness, “Does saying goodbye to your family ever get easier?” Having spent the...

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The Wise Men

From Do You See What I See?

Dec 12, 2017

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The wise men had everything society says we need: money, education, respect, power. Still, they weren’t satisfied. So they packed their b...

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Grieving? Here’s how to survive the holidays

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What do you do when the happiest season of all doesn’t seem happy at all? Whether it’s a scary medical diagnosis, the loss of a relation...

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