Category: Holidays

New Year’s Resolutions Have no Real Impact to Change our Lives

New Year’s Resolutions Have no Real Impact to Change our Lives

2018 New Year’s Resolution I was listening to our local “positive and encouraging” Christian radio station on the way home from the pool this morning, and the disc jockeys were having a discussion about New Year’s resolutions. These types of conversations always pique my interest. Most of us know that New Year’s resolutions have no real impact to change our habits or our lives. Typically, they involve some type of diet or exercise program, and a resolve to “get healthy,” whatever that means according to current trends. But this year, according to these morning DJs, the number one resolution...

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Pondering Joyful Moments: While the Children Visit

Pondering Joyful Moments: While the Children Visit

The house is quiet and empty this morning. It is the first day that things are “normal” after the Christmas holiday since all our children and grandchildren have gone. When I was a young parent with three little boys running through the house with nerf guns and action figures, I enjoyed the sounds as they played Batman and Spiderman with each other. Christmas morning was such fun!

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Christmas Wars

Christmas Wars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we enjoy time with our friends and family at Christmas- themed gatherings. At least that is a reality for some Christians but not all of us. Many Christ followers find religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas to be difficult times to spend with family; especially if family members are unbelievers.

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A Challenge to Journal: A Reflection of God’s Faithful Work

A Challenge to Journal: A Reflection of God’s Faithful Work

As unbelievable as it may seem, we are fast approaching the end of another year. Social media is all about your year in review, throwing up collages and slide shows featuring all of your most liked posts, new friends, and photos. But taking a moment each December to think over the past twelve months isn’t new, and it certainly was not Facebook’s idea. As each year passes, we all think about the things that happened, the people we spent time with, and the ways that life has changed.

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What’s the Plan for Mother’s Day?

What’s the Plan for Mother’s Day?

How can I say, “Happy Mother’s Day” to a mom who will not see or hear from her child this year, or who lives with regret or sadness about her relationship with that son or daughter? The best thing I can say is that there is hope. There is no prodigal child that cannot be restored to his family. There is no broken relationship that cannot be repaired. There is no loss or grief that will not be redeemed.

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