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21
Dec
2015

Christmas: A Hope Story

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Family Matters

I wish we were sitting down right now—just you and me—with a cup of coffee. I’d love to hear about your past year and get caught up on where you are in your journey. Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend the bulk of our time smiling and laughing? But life—even a life lived […]

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17
Dec
2015
War On Christmas, Family matters, Christmas

Those of us who were raised in the Church know the narrative of Christmas, the story of Christ and his life and ministry forwards and backwards.  It’s often brought up in teachings, studies and sermons that so many of the people who lived in the same day and age as Jesus missed the boat on […]

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09
Dec
2011
advent

Def: (n) advent -coming or arrival. Advent is a season of spiritual reflection that is recognized by Christians all around the world. Advent is traditionally celebrated in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. In the early Church, the Advent season was a time for fasting and […]

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02
Dec
2011
advent

Def: (n) advent -coming or arrival. Advent is a season of spiritual reflection that is recognized by Christians all around the world. Advent is traditionally celebrated in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. In the early Church, the Advent season was a time for fasting and […]

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25
Nov
2011
advent

Def: (n) advent -coming or arrival. Advent is a season of spiritual reflection that is recognized by Christians all around the world. Advent is traditionally celebrated in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. In the early Church, the Advent season was a time for fasting and […]

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20
Nov
2011
advent

Def: (n) advent -coming or arrival. Advent is a season of spiritual reflection that is recognized by Christians all around the world. Advent is traditionally celebrated in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. In the early Church, the Advent season was a time for fasting and […]

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18
Nov
2011
holidays

Whether we want to admit it or not the holiday’s are here!  Thanksgiving is less than a week away and Christmas is all around us.  For many people this is a stressful yet exciting time.  The stress usually comes from good things; scheduling parties, shopping for gifts, baking, and making sure that we keep our […]

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16
Nov
2011

Her Last Christmas

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inpraiseofplanb

Life is full of Plan Bs. But with God’s help and His blessing, your foiled plans can be turned into God’s ultimate plan for you. In the following reading of Her Last Christmas (from In Praise of Plan B), Tim Kimmel tells a story of a woman that chose to accept God’s Plan B for […]

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lovedarcy

There were six of us kids sitting around the Christmas tree that year; All eager and expectant of what might be beneath the bright wrapping paper. Our parents looked tired. But then again, they always looked that way those days. Now that I’m a parent, I know that it wasn’t just a look, it was […]

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10
Nov
2011
happythanksgiving

With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner we thought we’d highlight a couple of our favorite Family Matters Holiday (web) resources. Here’s our top 5 links :: 1) 10 Ways to Reduce Family Stress (For the Holidays and Beyond) Who could use a little less stress around the holidays?  ME, ME, ME!!! Be sure to head […]

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