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holiday traditions

Holiday Traditions To Help You
Become the-Best-Version-of-Yourself

Matthew Kelly’s ‘Best Advent Ever‘ helps readers discover how to best lead up to experiencing genuine Christmas Joy with family. During these coming weeks of Advent we can discover the best version of ourselves. Our goal is to identify which aspects of our lives need to improve and which to reconsider or discard. One early lesson offers some perspective of...

reason for the season

We Are The Reason For The Season

Especially in this secular-minded world of ours, it is important to search for the reason for the season. There are so many distractions and misdirections. As we live out our days of Advent, in preparation of Christmas, we are constantly assaulted by sights, sounds, and mental impressions that lead us away from Truth. As children, many of us enjoyed carefully...

child bride

A Child Bride – 44 Years Later

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!” Robert Browning As a child bride of 17, marrying her high school sweetheart, I felt the invincibility...

advent

A Faithful Advent Brings a Glorious Christmas

Leading up to the festivities of Christmas, Advent can bring many pressures to an already hectic time. Keeping Christ in Christmas is certainly our first objective but life’s realities must garner our attention as well. Balance needs to be found so that you approach the Season in a way that is right for you. As an individual, your life is unlike...

thanksgiving, cancer, and birth

Thanksgiving, Cancer, and Birth

Happy Thanksgiving. This time of year always reminds us what was going on 9 years ago. Our 28 year old daughter was pregnant and diagnosed with breast cancer. She chose LIFE but also found the best medical care available. Our precious chemo baby was born on Thanksgiving Day. How appropriate! After her birth, there was yet another miracle when mom...

Salvation Army

Is The Salvation Army Ethical?
How Do They Stand On Abortion?

UPDATE Monday, November 19, 2018 10:45 pm: Salvation Army personnel have been told to stop posting their opinions about gay marriage, abortion or anything political on social media because it might reflect poorly on the organization, according to an internal email and guidelines obtained by the Todd Starnes Radio Show. See bottom of page for more +   +  ...

Blessing, smile

Blessing Others With A Smile
And Random Acts Of Kindness

I recently read an article about parenting and it really resonated with me. The suggestion I took to heart was to look at your children and say ‘I love you’ with your eyes. Here was definitely a concept worth trying – and it was like magic! Those little eyes staring back at me said, “I love you” right back. The...