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What really happened when Jesus was born

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Most of what we know about Jesus’ birth was informed by storybooks, nativity sets, Christmas pageants, and the Peanuts Christmas sp...

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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 o...

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How to know the Christmas bustle is getting the best of you

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“I feel like that girl needs a friend, but I don’t have time for another friend right now.”  I’m normally a...

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Getting past the Pinterest perfect Christmas

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My heart raced, my breathing was quick, and anxiety crept over me as I scrolled through my Pinterest feed. I was attempting to inspire my...

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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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How to enjoy Christmas when your family isn’t normal

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I hear the enthusiastic murmurs of Christmas traditions and traveling to see family, but I don’t have much to add to the conversati...

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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 ...

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Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays: Does it really matter?

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Each December, a new scandal kicks off everyone’s favorite seasonal debate: “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happ...

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What is Epiphany and why does it matter?

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You decorated, traveled, ate, open gifts, and ate some more. You rang in the new year with a long list of resolutions and a plate full of...

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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 Thanksgivin...

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5 tips to enjoy Christmas gatherings with kids

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Grandma left a voicemail saying, “We’ll be eating at one o’clock.” I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach...

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10 ways to give your time instead of your money this Christmas

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Jesus calls His followers to be givers and Christmas is a great opportunity to give. As we give, we celebrate how Jesus gave Himself to u...

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