How to Help Our Hurting Kids During the Holidays

How to Help Our Hurting Kids During the Holidays

As we enter this Christmas season, we long for joy. The lights, the sweets, and the shiny packages under the tree show our hearts’ desire for beauty, goodness, and love. We want to see wonder and delight on our kids’ faces as they celebrate the miracle of...
How to Cut Your Kids’ Stress Through the Holidays

How to Cut Your Kids’ Stress Through the Holidays

Christmas is a kid’s dream come true. They can’t wait for a vacation from school, visits with friends and family, toys and presents, and every kind of treat they can imagine. Yet for all the fun and excitement, the holidays can stress them out and wear them down. Here...
Growing Through Prayer – Coming Home for Christmas

Growing Through Prayer – Coming Home for Christmas

Lord, Christmas brings us together. Many of us are coming home or heading out to celebrate with family and friends. We need you, Lord, as we seek to connect and find meaning in these days.   Keep a protective hand over those of us who travel during this season....
The Gifts Our Kids Really Want for Christmas

The Gifts Our Kids Really Want for Christmas

An evergreen stands tall and brightly decorated in the corner. Twinkle lights add sparkle to the windows, stockings hang from the fireplace mantel, and carols play in the background throughout the day. The scent of cinnamon, fudge, and cookies lures us to the kitchen....
Growing Through Prayer – Waiting for Jesus

Growing Through Prayer – Waiting for Jesus

Lord, as we remember your coming at Christmas, we’re waiting for Jesus to come to us once more. “You called, You cried,you shattered my deafness. You sparkled, you blazed,you drove away my blindness. You shed your fragrance, and I drew in my breath,and I pant...