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Mandisa - "What Child Is This?" (Official Lyric Video)

Take just a moment - relax and reflect - on the REAL meaning of Christmas, as Mandisa sings her tender rendition of this Christmas classic - "What Child Is This?"  From her holiday album, It's Christmas

5 Ways for Husbands and Wives to Face the Holidays as a Team

When it comes to the joy and the stress of the holidays, how do you and your spouse approach it? As a united team? Or do tinsel, gift giving, and extended family get-togethers turn you against each other?

If you and your spouse are struggling to face the holidays together, here are 5 ways you can navigate the season hand-in-hand rather than back-to-back.

Lauren Daigle - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Venturing off the safe path, Lauren Daigle ("How Can it Be") gives us a completely new take on a classic Christmas favorite; incorporating some ol' New Orleans flavor.  Here's Lauren's take on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

Holiday Family Gathering Coming Up? Let the Beatitudes Quell Your Attitudes

Many people relish the Holiday Family Gatherings--but, alas, for many, attending a HFG is like going to the dentist!
Does thinking about an upcoming family gathering make you want to hide beneath a lead blanket and start spitting? Good ---because times of emotional stress are the times to heed Jesus.

Holiday Tablescapes - Fresh finds to inspire any table

It’s time to take your entertaining dreams and inspirations and make them a reality.

Create a holiday tablescape to set the mood and serve as the focal point for your holiday party or get-together so you can have the prettiest and most festive holiday party possible. 

A Holiday Survival Guide for the Single Person

While I certainly haven’t completely figured out how to navigate the time period from November to early January, there are a few things I’ve learned as a single adult that make the season more enjoyable.
It’s certainly not a definitive list—mainly because everyone’s situation is different—but it’s a good place to start.

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.

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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