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....
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...
How to Keep Conflict Out of Christmas

How to Keep Conflict Out of Christmas

Christmas traditions run deep in our families. We carry childhood memories of family fun and closeness we want to hold onto forever. Like many couples, when Rob and I married we realized our hopes and expectations for the season were miles apart. We had to work for...
Growing Through Prayer – For Your Un-happy Holidays

Growing Through Prayer – For Your Un-happy Holidays

Lord, music on the radio insists “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Children believe they’d “better not pout, better not cry” or they’ll find coal in their stockings. Yet for many, this festive season can rub salt into the painful wounds of life. During the...
Growing Through Prayer – Filled Up for the Holidays

Growing Through Prayer – Filled Up for the Holidays

Lord, Thanksgiving left us full. Our home was full of our favorite people. Plates were full of delicious meals and desserts. Our hearts were full of gratitude for all you’ve done for our family. You filled us up to overflowing with your love.   Yet as we...