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3 Relationship Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays

Unique personalities, unusual circumstances, and unexpected issues can turn even the most anticipated holiday gatherings into a time of stress and exhaustion.

This Holiday Season, let’s do more than just “survive.” Let’s purpose to enjoy every single moment. It can done! I know I’m determined to make it happen and I hope these tips will encourage you as well...

10 Christmas Carols that Tell the Real Story of Christmas

The first few notes of “O Holy Night,” and the Peanuts singing, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” stir the true spirit of Christmas in our souls. Many of the Christmas Carols that have become part of the tapestry of our every December are woven from the very One who was, is, and always will be.

Here are 10 well-known Christmas carols whose lyrics tell the real meaning of Christmas

Living with Thanksgiving

Why do some people have such a negative feeling toward Thanksgiving?  Taking a look back at Thanksgivings past would reveal that we all have MUCH to be thankful for.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?

Video: Sara Groves Thanksgiving Video - "Settin' Up The Pins"

If your Thanksgiving is getting a little hectic, singer Sara Groves can totally relate and has a sweet solution for you!

This fun family music video will bring a breath of fresh air to your holiday heaviness.  It's a great reminder to take it ALL in stride!

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

Have a Sizzling, Sparkling Fourth

On July 4th, the perfect party calls for friends, food, fireworks and plenty of red, white and blue. It's an easy party to pull off!  We've created a patriotic themed spread of sweet and savory treats to provide star-spangled fun for everyone!

What to Do When You Feel Like a Horrible Mother

Do you ever find yourself thinking What did I do wrong?  Many of our insecurities about parenting surface because we find ourselves in a situation that is new or different, or that we haven't yet walked through.

So here's some perspective to help give you some confidence to get through....

Motherhood as an Act of Worship

Let's be honest. When I think of worship, I don't think of diapers. I think of time in church singing songs, lifting hands, “amen-ing” and applauding through a solid worship set.

I don't think of laundry and dirty diapers.

4 Steps to Become a Confident Mom

If you've ever thought What if I'm not getting this right? you are not alone. Every mom has wondered, at one time or another, if we’re up for this task of mothering or if we're just messing up our kids.

Here are 4 concrete steps you can take to get more confidence to be a great mother.

What Do We Know about Jesus' Tomb?

After Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross, He was placed in a tomb from which He would rise three days later.  Therefore, the tomb - or Jesus' rising from it - is a central event in the Christian faith.

So let's take a good look at what writers and witnesses both said about the tomb. 

Easter: Bigger Than Christmas?!

In our society there are two great religious holidays: Christmas and Easter. For most of us, Christmas is the bigger.  And Easter?  It's a long weekend peppered with chocolate eggs.  But it's so much more!

Here's why Easter is MORE important than Christmas...

Elevate Your Easter Brunch

If you’ll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu.

Here are some scrumptious and simple recipes that are sure to be a hit for your holiday!

5 Ways to Celebrate Easter Without the Easter Bunny

Many of us have wonderful memories of Easter morning - baskets full of chocolate, egg hunts, and new church dresses. Those traditions are well and good, but what about the real event we are celebrating? Do our children even know why we have a day called Easter?

Here are 5 ways to celebrate in a whole new way; 5 ways to make meaningful memories—without even one mention of the Easter Bunny!

Easter Traditions

Many of the traditions that our families hold dear have their roots in treasured spiritual expressions. Take a closer look at the elements that we now identify so closely with this special holiday.

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